A Moment with The Homeschool Minute ~ Hey Mama – Gena Suarez, Publisher of TOS

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Gena SuarezHey Mama,


Whether your teen is panicking over college entrance essays or considering setting up his own business, God has a plan for his career. The most important thing to teach your children about choosing their life’s work is to help them to make Psalm 25:4-6 (NIV) their prayer: “Show me your ways, Lord, teach me your paths. Guide me in your truth and teach me, for you are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long.”


In the magazine, TOS has covered careers from medicine to career exploration and more.  Simply visit and search for “careers.”  Whatever your children do for their life’s work, may they “do it all for the glory of God.” (I Corinthians 10:31 NIV)


Now here’s some encouragement for you if tears have been more common at your house lately than smiles . . .

Tears are not always a bad thing. I know you’ve had your fair share lately. Did you know the Lord your God notices? He uses these times to bring you closer to Him.

Psalm 42:3 (ESV)
“My tears have been my food day and night, While they say to me all day long, ‘Where is your God?'”

Psalm 69:3 (NIV)
“I am weary with my crying; my throat is parched; My eyes fail while I wait for my God.”

I know it’s hard. You live for Christ, yet around every corner there is adversity. Where is your God, they say. Has He left you? Why do you live for a God who allows pain in the world? Why doesn’t He act NOW, you cry out. My problem is NOW. My prayers have been numerous, but I see nothing! Yet do not doubt. Walk in full confidence in your identity in Christ. Are we on His timeline or our own? Does He not know what He is doing? Do you really think He can’t hear? You have marveled at His brilliance, His sheer genius. Is this time any different? Can He not handle this problem, too?

Psalm 6:6 (NAS)
“I am weary with my sighing; Every night I make my bed swim, I dissolve my couch with my tears.”

God sees it all, Mama. It is not pointless, this trial. It has a very real purpose. You will one day see that. We do not see what is around the corner. He does. Wait for that corner.

Psalm 56:8 (NAS)
“You have taken account of my wanderings; Put my tears in Your bottle. Are they not in Your book?”

Mama, do you not know He holds every teardrop? He holds your heart, too. He is watching, taking account. You are not far from Him; He is near to you.

Joy comes in the morning–rest for your soul. No more tears. No more worry. In Christ Jesus, your Savior, you will find peace. That day is coming. Wait on Him. It will make you stronger.

Revelation 21:4 (NAS)
“and He will wipe away every tear from their eyes; and there will no longer be any death; there will no longer be any mourning, or crying, or pain; the first things have passed away.”

Mama, joy is coming tomorrow. Rejoice in the Lord today. He hears you. He hears your cries. He sees your tears. Keep praying. He hears. And He will act. Take heart and REJOICE in your salvation.


~ gena


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