The Lord is my strength and my shield; My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart greatly rejoices, And with my song I will praise Him. Psalms 28:7, NKJV
As teachers, we wear multiple hats throughout the day. Teaching is just one of them. If we see our students having a difficult time with friends or at home, we put on our counselor hats. If a student scrapes a knee at recess, we put on our nurse hats. If we’re helping to resolve a conflict, we put on our mediator hats. During arrival and dismissal times, we put on our transportation monitor hats.
Jesus also wears many hats. His endless list of awesome characteristics includes healer, deliverer, redeemer, counselor, and provider. With that being said, Jesus knows what it is like to multitask. There isn’t anything about us that He doesn’t understand. Isn’t it encouraging to know that our Savior fully understands what we are going through?
Educators, let’s keep pushing forward and do what we do best, knowing that God is always by our side giving us wisdom and strength to wear whatever hats our students need us to wear today.
Lord, You are everything to me. Thank you for giving me strength and peace. Help me to continue loving others and letting Your light shine through me. In Jesus’s name, Amen.
Copyright Niccori Thomas-Brown.
If you’ve enjoyed this devotion, Niccori shares more in her book, Doing All God Has Called You To Do: A Devotion For Novice Teachers.