We are beginning to come to the end of the Summer season and are anticipating the start of another school year. The older my kids get, the more quickly it seems the school years are passing! The past few years of parenting school-aged kiddos have been particularly hard. We have all had to improvise, determine the best way to protect our children, and learn new levels of resilience, and we are still figuring out what this next season will hold.
Life is feeling more “normal,” but the memory and repercussions of the past three years have not yet passed.
Thankfully we serve a God that offers us wisdom, grace, and the strength we need for every season of this parenting journey. We can turn to Him to give us peace, even as we may be experiencing worries, doubts, and burnout at the start of this new year.
Jesus invites those of us who are weary and burdened to draw closer to him (Matthew 11:28-30). Many of us feel tired out by the ups and downs we have had to navigate these last few years. I invite you to take a moment to cast your cares upon the Lord. Ask him to ready your heart with the grace and patience you need to love your children well through another school year.
Here are some verses and prayers we can use to jump-start our prayer life as we seek God’s presence to be with us as we walk through the school season.