It's that time of year again. Finals. Big projects. Late nights. Empty coffee cups piling up.
Who is our companion during this time?
It's simply assumed that we students will be stressed during the end of the school year. We go into this season expecting anxiety and all-nighters. We don't always fight the approaching worries. Instead we tweet about them and complain to our friends.
What if I told you that we didn't need to be stressed? What if this year we didn't give into overwhelming anxiety or nervousness?
What if this year we kicked stress in the butt and completely trusted in God?
"Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus."
"Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today."
These are familiar verses to many of us, but what if we lived like they were true and trustworthy? How would we go into this last stretch of the school year if we based our lives off of those verses and God's trustworthiness?
I made a little infographic to help illustrate how we can approach stress differently as children of God.
How will you go into finals? What truths will you cling to? What verses will guide you? Will your response to stress be the same as the world or set apart?