Finals week seems like one of the most important weeks in a college student's life. Every waking moment is spent studying (and most moments are waking moments because your sleep schedule is messed up). There may be a few moments of weakness; some tears may be shed. Overall, your stress level is through the roof.
Well, this is the time for you to rely on God, not to blow-off your spiritual life. He is there for you -- His love, His dedication, His patience, His care. You need to place your Faith in The Lord. Through God, all things are possible.
1. When you are overly scared about your cumulative final exam.
"So we say with confidence, 'The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?'" — Hebrews 13:6.
2. When your anxiety and nervousness are getting the best of you.
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." — Joshua 1:9.
3. When you cannot stop ruminating on your past mess-ups and failures.
"Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus." — Philippians 3:13-14.
4. When you are placing too much pressure on the outcomes of these exams.
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things." — Colossians 3:2.
5. When you are exhausted from studying and need to rest.
"When you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet." — Proverbs 3:24.
6. When you are wondering if the stress is even worth it.
"For Christ's love compels us, because we are convinced that one died for all, and therefore all died. And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again." — 2 Corinthians 5:14-15.
7. When you are worried about how these exams can affect your future.
"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." — Jeremiah 29:11.
8. When your need for control is getting the best of you.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the Lord. "As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways, and my thoughts than your thoughts." — Isaiah 55:8-9.
9. When you are feeling alone.
"Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you." — 1 Peter 5:7.
10. When you are stuck in a study rut.
"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen. For what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal." — 2 Corinthians 4:18.
11. When you need some inspiration.
"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." — Galatians 5:22-23.
Take a deep breath and know that you are almost done with the semester. Good luck and happy studying!