Jesus Cares About Math Tutoring

Another favorite picture of mine with Ester ❤️

“Don’t fret or worry. Instead of worrying, pray. Let petitions and praises shape your worries into prayers, letting God know your concerns. Before you know it, a sense of God’s wholeness, everything coming together for good, will come and settle you down. It’s wonderful what happens when Christ displaces worry at the center of your life” (Phil. 4:6-7, MSG).

Ester came into my room with an exasperated look on her face. “You have got to pray for me, Mom! I am so frustrated.” Her math tutoring session was not going well. She was struggling terribly to understand what the tutor was trying to explain to her. And he was losing his patience, causing her to further tense up.

I reached for her hand and closed my eyes. “I don’t mean right now!” she exclaimed, surprised. I ignored that remark and began to pray. I calmly entrusted the situation to Jesus and asked for His help. I invited His presence to come and intervene. After a few simple sentences, I squeezed her hand and smiled. She smiled back and returned to her tutor.

After the session was over, she practically skipped back into my room. “Mom! That was incredible. Immediately after you prayed, things got 100% better. I started understanding perfectly everything he was saying. And the tension in the air completely disappeared too!” She was literally gaping with amazement.

I smiled again happily and began to sing, “O what peace we often forfeit, O what needless pain we bear, All because we do not carry Everything to God in prayer!” She looked at me with her Ester look (she is used to me bursting out in song), and then contentedly continued with her day.

Yes, He really does care about everything in our lives. Everything, absolutely everything, is worth praying about. Immediately. No matter what is going on, take a pause. Invite Him into it. He will come.

What a Friend we have in Jesus,
  All our sins and griefs to bear!
What a privilege to carry
  Everything to God in prayer!

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Has Jesus intervened to help you recently in the daily affairs of your life? I would love to hear about what He did for you!

47 thoughts on “Jesus Cares About Math Tutoring

  1. Once again, the Holy Spirit totally spoke to me through your post! praise God! Math…it’s been a struggle here. Our girls are in the process of switching homeschool math curriculum and I’ve been so torn about what to do. I was carrying the weight off and on all day and then saw your post! Thank you for the reminder that He cares about this too! ❤️ Love what He did for your daughter!

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      1. For sure! My problem now is that while I know He cares, I still haven’t heard from Him which program to use ☺️ so I’m going to move forward with the program I think I should use because school continues and hopefully it’s the right one 😬 not really sure what else to do at this point

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  2. I wish I had someone praying for me during high school Geometry!
    Thanks for sharing this encouraging post Jenn. I love those verse from Philippians, especially as it tells us to pray with thanksgiving before God acts!
    Blessings,
    Chuck

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  3. While we sometimes will not see such immediate “Yes” answers to our prayers, praying on the spot is an amazing lesson to teach your daughter. I used to, like most of my friends, mumble the platitude, “Okay, I’ll pray for you,” and then go on my merry way and never do it!
    Then a new friend responded to my request for prayer, “Okay, let’s pray,” and to my shock and chagrin he bowed his head, held my hand and prayed right in the middle of the busy mall!!! Jehoshaphat taught me that prayer matters, and it matters more than what others think. I learned from him not to put off prayers.
    If someone is going onto my prayer list, maybe I can delay praying, but to avoid the platitude, now I follow J’s example and say, “Okay, let’s pray.” 😊

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    1. Yes! Exactly! I have learned that identical lesson, C.A. I am smiling imaginging that moment in the mall. What a cool name your friend has! I have never heard of anyone in modern times going by Jehoshaphat. I’m curious if he sometimes shortens it or has a nickname?

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    1. That is exactly the question, Annie! I pray He teaches us more and more to invite Him into every moment and every challenge we face. I sure do love the immediate answers too! I’ve been reading through Mark and once again struck by how often that word, “immediately” gets used in his narration. 🙂

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  4. AMEN to your every word pata, I definitely have been well tutored after reading this.

    Jesus does care about math Tutoring because he wants us all to be 1, he was resurrected on the 3rd day, and those are 2 precious smiling faces 🙌😂

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      1. Hhaha yes I couldn’t agree more Jenn. I too believe that GOD speaks the truth and he often uses numbers when they are relevant to the context. He uses them as a way of balance like how we have 5-fingers on each hand and we walk with 2 feet, or as a way that we can identify things and make distinctions or as a way to help keep track of durations so that’s true. And you are very correct and spot-on about how GOD speaks in many ways if we have ears to listen to his wisdom 🙏👍😂

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      2. Thanks Pata! For example, for a few days I kept seeing 222 everywhere, whether it was the calories burned on my exercise bike, the time, etc. I knew that God had something to say to me. Then He ended up giving me a special message through Isaiah 22:22 🙂

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  5. I loved your example, and I went ahead and read the message of Isaiah;

    “I will place on his shoulder the key to the house of David; what he opens no one can shut, and what he shuts no one can open.”

    Hahaha that’s a very interesting message Jenn, especially considering what kind of times we are in currently; David’s house sounds like the perfect quarantine and Covid-19 shelter 😂😂

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      1. Hahaha that was a good one Pata — take that Covid 😂😂. It’s just so remarkable how these things are so relevant and applicable to life. Ancient wisdom is just both priceless and timeless; these people really knew what they were talking about haha

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      2. Yes! His Word is living and active throughout all the ages! Which makes sense, since Jesus is called the Word of God. The Word of God is eternal, the same yesterday, today, and forever in glory, beauty, and power!

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      3. Oh my pata, your jovial words have refreshed me yet again 👍😂. Yes, he is eternal — GOD knows what he meant when he made all of his beautiful creations and he has not changed his mind so his works are still in full effect; we certainly have not seen the last of him 🙏.

        He has given us a chance and hope for-now but his glory is actually for-ever 🙌⭐.

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  6. Encouraging me to lean into more and more conversation with Him. When I sleep well, and for long enough, I find it easier to begin these conversations with God.

    Thank you for the reminder that God is there for us, for everything we bring to Him in prayer.

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