Our Changing School Year

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not rely on your own understanding;
think about Him in all your ways,
and He will guide you on the right paths.”

Proverbs 3:5-6

“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God, so that He may exalt you at the proper time, casting all your care on Him, because He cares about you.”

1 Peter 5:6-7

We are heading into a new school year. One that will be much different than any we have experienced before. I’m listening to the third Zoom call this week explaining the changes to our school days. There will be periods of learning at home, and times of alternating days of half-sized classes. If COVID-19 reduces its hold, we may even get all the students to school together. But even then, faces must remain under masks and social distancing will be in effect. Due to this uncertainty, some families have decided to do all online learning to keep the routine consistent and predictable.

Change makes most of us uneasy. In situations where the future is unknown, many of us live with anxiety and fear. We try to determine what we can control and how we can cope with the changes. We listen to the experts, weigh the options, and make the best choices we can for our families. Even then, most will wrestle with thoughts of whether they’ve made the right decision. This is a time when we all need to learn to live with some discomfort. Nothing is the way it used to be, and we don’t know how long it will be before we will get back to normal, or even a “new normal.”

Fortunately, we have a God who knows and loves us! We can talk with Him and share all of our concerns. We can trust Him to guide us on the path and help us through this time in our lives. We can share our worries and confusion. We are not alone.

Prayer:
Dear Lord,
Thank You for Your continued presence through this difficult time. Thank You for guiding us along the right paths. Please help us to adapt to the changes and live with the uncertainty, knowing that we can rely on You to help us through.
In Christ’s name, Amen.

Journal: Where do you need to ask God for guidance? Trust Him to show you the right path.

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