It’s finals week here at PUC which means, if you’re not already a Pioneer, it’s likely finals week for you too. While studying and taking finals can add extra stress to your already stressful life, there’s one thing you can always count on, the Bible! The Bible is filled with advice to help us navigate times of happiness, hardship, and yes, even stress. Here are five verses for when you need a little divine stress relief.
“Do not be anxious about anything but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6
“The Lord himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.” Deuteronomy 31:8
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.” Psalm 55:22
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” John 14:27
“So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.” Proverbs 3:4-6
The Bible tells us time and time again God will strengthen us, comfort us, and help us. When you start feeling stressed, take your worries to God and let him do the rest. And as always, here at PUC, we are blessed to be surrounded by faculty, staff, and students who are always more than willing to take a moment to pray with/for you, (even virtually)! Good luck!