Family Life

Talking Walls

#ds400 HallwayI’ve never met a mom who doesn’t get stressed out occasionally. I mean let’s face it … outside the walls of our home, we will make our best effort to look somewhat composed. But if my walls could speak, they would give you endless stories of how this mother of four doesn’t always have all her lesson plans prepared, gets weary with all the duties of keeping the home, scolds her children, questions her sanity for even deciding to homeschool, and wonders if what she does has any worth at all.

If your own walls can tell similar stories, mother or not, join with me in clinging to these encouraging words from the Bible.

“For God is not unjust so as to overlook your work and the love that you have shown for his name in serving the saints, as you still do.” (Hebrew 6:10)

“Not that we are adequate in ourselves to consider anything as coming from ourselves, but our adequacy is from God.” (2 Corinthians 3:5)

“Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain.” (1 Corinthians15:58)


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2 thoughts on “Talking Walls”

  1. Lovely post. I am an at home mom also of four, but not brave enough to do the homeschool thing- hats off to you in that!:-) The hardest part for me has not been dealing with the children or chores (although that is at times very difficult) but the perception that your job is not important because it is not rewarded with a paycheck. Well-meaning family members have asked when I’m going to work and at times I wonder if my family would have more materialistically if I had a 9-5. But the scriptures you mentioned, especially Corinthians reminds me that what I do, what we all do who have chosen the path of at home motherhood, is not in vain but we are being rewarded by the One who sees all.

    1. Yes, I agree. There can be the temptation for both stay-at-home moms and working-outside-home moms to find their worth in their jobs. But it’s so much more than that. Our true worth is in the eyes of The Lord; we are precious in His sight.

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