“… But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Jesus Christ.”
Let’s face it, even though we give it our all, sometimes we still don’t get the grade or score that we were looking for. Whether that was finals last semester, or even a test in a current class, that can’t get us down. Each test is a new chance to prove what has been learned. So, even if the other work hasn’t gone so well, study hard and see what can become of the finals this semester!
“And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
Each of us is at college for a reason; to get closer to what we desire to do in life and carry out our purpose. I believe God is always there to help, and that is no different than when approaching finals. If work and studying is done in God, he will help in the end.
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
As many of us prepare to take internships, our first job, or even if we will just be away from home, the summer can be a nerve racking time for us. Thankfully though, God is always there to give [TR4] a little push or to help when need be. It’s ok to be worried about new opportunities and experiences, but remember they are there for a reason and if they turn out great or not I believe God will be there to help me throughout them.
“The LORD watch between me and thee, when we are absent one from another.”
Since many of us will take internships or jobs this summer it is inevitable that we will be away from loved ones. When I think about what my summer will be like it will be full of work and classes, but I will also be losing many friends to internships for a while, including my boyfriend. When I came across this bible verse however it gave me some peace of what is to come. God is always watching and looking after people when they are away from someone they love, and at least to me, that makes the distance seem not so far.
“Rejoice always, pray without ceasing, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.”
One thing to remember with all the hard work and changes to come in these next weeks is that it all happens for a reason. I believe what’s meant to be will always find a way since it is the will of God. Appreciate all that we have, and all that is yet to come. And if times seem too hard, if classes seem impossible, or when that special person is missing this summer, I know that God can always hear and be there through prayer.
So, wherever I am on my journey I will keep these verses in mind for the struggles, or rather the joys, yet to come.