Faith and Stress

Time for a confession.

Senior year can be hard to get through, and motivation has been at an all time low for me recently. My mind is so concerned with where I will be after graduation. What will I do?  How will I find a place to live and how I will find a way to pay for it…. (That’s a big one.) All those things adults worry about that I never really considered until now.  It can really be a huge distraction from working hard on the tasks at hand.  Worry is bad news, but I’m learning there is hope.

 

It’s funny how when life can get nerve-wracking, God will always show up with an answer to the stress.  My church does a verse-by-verse study of books of the Bible, and for the last few months we have been working through Mark.  I had missed a couple of weeks’ study, so during this week of all my stress and lack of motivation I decided to go searching for solid truth in catching up on Mark.  I came across Mark 11:22-24. It was a huge encouragement for me that calmed my nerves and helped me to focus. Hopefully it will be an encouragement for you.

 

22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered. 23 “Truly I tell you, if anyone says to this mountain, ‘Go, throw yourself into the sea,’ and does not doubt in their heart but believes that what they say will happen, it will be done for them. 24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”

 

Whether you are graduating from high school and trying to pick what school you are going to, or  you are graduating from college and trying to decipher the next few big steps in you’re life, pursue the Father and don’t worry. He is going before you preparing His way for you. This doesn’t mean we should not work hard, but it means we should do our best and know that God is in control of the future. Whatever He has planned is better than anything we could design for ourselves.

 

Go in confidence and accept the gift of His peace.

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