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Monday April 07, 2003

Stressful times call for encouraging words

With only a few weeks left until graduation, I've kinda been stressing lately. Too many papers to write, too many exams to study for... on top of this I have no job lined up, and taking GRE exams are only a few weeks away. This hasn't exactly been the greatest time I've ever had. I need a breather. Thankfully I've been given some encouraging words:

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 important than food, and the body more important 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? Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to his life?

And why do you worry about clothes? See how the lilies of the field grow. They do not labor or spin. Yet I tell you that not even Solomon in all his splendor was dressed like one of these. If that is how God clothes the grass of the field, which is here today and tomorrow is thrown into the fire, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith?

So do not worry, saying, 'What shall we eat?' or 'What shall we drink?' or 'What shall we wear?' For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. 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. Matthew 6:25-34


those are beautifully encouraging words, drina. thank you. *hugs*

sar on April 8, 2003 08:40 AM

everything will fall into place. just a few more weeks. wow, i wish i was where you were. you'll do jus fine drina. :)

sar on April 8, 2003 08:44 AM

Keep on smilin' Drina. You're in my prayers.

Courtney on April 8, 2003 09:06 AM

Amen. I'll a little while you'll look back and be grateful it's over. Hang in there, it's worth it.

George Nemeth on April 8, 2003 11:40 AM

my brother quoted this line to me once, and although i admit it's cheesy, it helped me: "the darkest hour is always before dawn."

coqui on April 8, 2003 02:18 PM

Being in the same position that you are (minus the GREs), those words comfort me as well. Thanks :)

theresa on April 9, 2003 12:41 AM

oh my gosh! you are SO right! only a couple weeks! dude... what a mixed feeling that brings to me... i've got 2 weeks of stuff to make up in all my classes... but graduation is gonna be SOOOO sweet when it gets here! eeek! :-) ahhhh well.. God is good, He's gotten me through this much school... i'm sure it'll continue :-)

tray on April 9, 2003 07:56 PM

thanks for the digi-hugs, thoughts, prayers, and well-wishes. I think even though I'm stressed I can deal with it (and I think I found a job... woohooo!)

Drina on April 9, 2003 10:46 PM