As a senior, I have so many decisions that have to be made about my future. The last twelve years I have been waiting for this year, and now that I have finally made it…well, I’m freaking out.
Not knowing where I will be going to be, whether that be college, or just what city, in less than a year is very scary to say the least. Being a normal human being, I want to snap my fingers and know the answers to every question I have, but God has a different plan.
1 Peter 5:6-7 says, “Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
There’s comfort in that truth because I know that God will always answer my prayers, even if it’s not always the answer that I want, even if it’s not the school I want, even if it’s not the scholarship I wanted. I’ve learned that if I can put all of my hope in the Lord, then he will guide me on the path that I’m supposed to go–even if that’s not the path I thought I would be taking.
Jeremiah 29:11 says, “‘For I know the plans I have for you,’ declares the LORD, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.’”
This can apply to so much more than college decisions. In every trial we will go through, we just have to constantly remind ourselves that God has a plan for our lives and he is the ultimate judge.
What are some things you feel get in the way of God in your life? Has stress worn you down?