By Amy Pentimone
As homeschool families, we are probably very familiar with the word, “Busy.” Then again, “busy” is not just a homeschool thing — pretty much anyone you run into will tell you they have been busy lately. It’s not all a bad thing either. The book of Proverbs is full of encouragement to be diligent. Wise men and ants have productivity in common!
When we are busy, we tend to step back and evaluate everything that is going on. Perhaps there is something that can or should be cut out to create a little extra bandwidth. Again, this is wise; but the funny thing is, sometimes when we are the busiest is just when we need to linger a little less on our schedules and a little more on God’s Word, instead.
This past week, I memorized Psalm 131, a short Psalm with only three verses. Those three verses are exactly what my busy week has needed.
Lord, my heart is not haughty,
Nor my eyes lofty.
Neither do I concern myself with great matters,
Nor with things too profound for me.
Surely I have calmed and quieted my soul,
Like a weaned child with his mother;
Like a weaned child is my soul within me.
O Israel, hope in the Lord
From this time forth and forever.
Numerous times, when I’ve felt anxious about something I’m facing or overwhelmed with the things filling my schedule, God has brought these three verses to quiet my heart. By simply knowing that I need not worry over the “great” or “profound” situations pressing on my mind, I have felt peace and have been able to turn to God instead.
So here is a simple reminder for your homeschool week: God’s Word can do wonders for your mind and heart, whether in busy, overwhelming — or peaceful — times!