The final month of school is upon (most of) us. You've worked so hard, so finish strong. If you're feeling disheartened while looking toward the end or feel as though it's too far away, you're not alone. I know you're not alone because I'm right there with you! Take a look at these 12 Bible passages that can uplift you during this time of the school year.
1. Colossians 3:23-24
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving."
2. 1 Corinthians 10:31
"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."
3. Philippians 4:6
"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God."
4. Isaiah 41:10
"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand."
5. Proverbs 3:5-6
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."
6. Matthew 6:25-27
"'Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they? Can anyone of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?"'
7. Jeremiah 17:7-8
"'But blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream. It does not fear when heat comes; its leaves are always green. It has no worries in a year of drought and never fails to bear fruit.'"
8. Psalm 37:1-7
"Do not fret because of those who are evil or be envious of those who do wrong; for like the grass they will soon wither, like green plants they will soon die away. Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land and enjoy safe pasture. Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart. Commit your way to the Lord; trust in him and he will do this: He will make your righteous reward shine like the dawn, your vindication like the noonday sun. Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; do not fret when people succeed in their ways when they carry out their wicked schemes."
9. Matthew 6:33-34
"'But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.'"
10. Psalm 16:7-8
"I will praise the Lord, who counsels me; even at night, my heart instructs me. I keep my eyes always on the Lord. With him at my right hand, I will not be shaken."
11. Psalm 119:108-110
"Accept, Lord, the willing praise of my mouth, and teach me your laws. Though I constantly take my life in my hands, I will not forget your law. The wicked have set a snare for me, but I have not strayed from your precepts."
12. Proverbs 24:14
"Know also that wisdom is like honey for you: If you find it, there is a future hope for you, and your hope will not be cut off."
Take heart and find peace. God's got you. He's listening to you. I know it gets harder as we near the end of the semester, but cry out to Him with your concerns. Nothing is too big for Him.
He can handle everything that we can't.
Finish this semester just as strong as you began it!