It was 3 am and they were still working. Coffee was what kept them awake and final projects were slowly getting completed. It was the second week in a row they had pulled at least one all-nighter, stressed and overwhelmed by the sheer amount of work needed to be completed. They yearned for sleep, and an escape from all the work that needed to be done, yet were met with silence and another labored page for their essay.
How to deal with school stress
Often around Christmas or New Years, people are overwhelmed with work, needing to complete and finish projects before the New Year. Yet people often overlook how we can look to God while in stress. While that fifty-page essay may not get completed miraculously, God may show you a way to go about writing it to ease your stress and allow you to breathe.
Instead, many choose to say that they don´t have time to go to church because of a project, or that they have to skip youth group this week because of too much homework. While it is important to make time to finish these projects, ask yourself this: “What is a better way to spend time? Working on a school paper I will forget five minutes after I turn it in? Or talking to the God who made me?”
Give it to God – He can handle it
Stress is a common thing within people in school and many can easily begin feeling burned out and lost, unsure of what to do, consumed by the thought of how to complete everything. While it may seem difficult to go about everything, God can handle it. And while it may sound cliche to give it to God, that is exactly what you need to do. Stress has to bow before Him, but if you let it, it can quickly consume your thoughts.
Trust God when you’re feeling overwhelmed
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, on your own intelligence do not rely.” (Proverbs 3:5) – Trust God to be able to help you when you feel overwhelmed.
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