Lord, I Need a Sign.



I can hear the sound of the fan buzzing as it circles round and round. I can hear my son breathe in and out, lightly and soundly. He fell asleep on my bed tonight. Mama’s boy.

I waited until the kids fell asleep to start typing again.  I needed some quiet. I needed to dump some more words out of this brain of mine.

Lately it has been so full, and if I don’t let it unload it just swirls in there like a pot of veggie soup simmering on a gas stove.




My eyes met the writing prompt.

Okay, Lord, help me write.

No sooner had I clicked off one screen to go to my WordPress account, that my eyes met a title which instantly resonated with the burning in my heart Dear Home School Mother of Littles: Don’t Give Up.

God already knew before I even read the prompt, Lord, I need a sign -what was stirring and hurting deep down in my heart.  He knew my soul needing to take a fresh drink of what He offered: Hope.

This drink came in the form of words typed out by another mom who had been down this very road I am on now.

The road of weariness and worry. One of my children is such a slow learner in her reading. She despises reading even the simplest of things.

Sometimes I go back to thinking maybe public school would better for her, but then something always reels me back in and reminds me of my calling and strengthens me for more distance.

Tonight, I didn’t even have time to fret over whether or not I should ask God for a sign. He was already there. Waiting for me. He knew what was on my heart. The thing I was too tired to get into tonight. Too tired to pray more than, help.

It was like He hugged my heart, releasing it from the grips of inadequacy.  I may not feel like she is learning, but she is.  The battle is not against my daughter.  We will be victors in this with the Lord’s help.

Lord, thank you for this sign just now.  How intimate you are.  In awe I am, once again.

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10 thoughts on “Lord, I Need a Sign.

  1. Don’t you just love when God gives you His sign without you asking? Same thing happened to me yesterday! 🙂

  2. I love it when God shows up and displays how much He cares! Thank you for sharing this story. I’m visiting you from #livefreeThursday.

  3. God is so gracious to remind us of where our calling is when we are in doubt. He did that for you, didn’t He? Pouring in His strength at just the right moments. How good He is. 🙂

    1. Yes He did, He has continued to in the 3 years we’ve been home schooling. He keeps showing me too its more about our hearts and character, and everything else comes after in importance. Thanks for stopping by today, Kelly!

  4. I love how God does give us a sign before we even ask, sometimes! Just today, one of my daughter’s friends (they are both adults now, but we homeschooled together for many activities years ago,) gave me a beautiful painting that was just the “sign” that I needed from God. Those homeschool years will continue to reap benefits for you and your family for years to come. I’m praying that God will continue to keep you watching for His signs of encouragement! –Blessings and Hugs!

    1. Bettie, you have no idea how this touched my heart. It has really been a struggle for us, so I am seriously lifted up in my spirit by your words!!! I am blessed to have friends praying for us. I will remember you too my friend! This gives me much hope!

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