I had an experience yesterday that has helped me so much. I hope by sharing this with you, it might help someone else have a change of view for the good! So here is how the story goes!
I was at school and in class as usual. My branding class was just about over and I was talking to some friends in my class about how stressful our major is and how unknown and frustrating our futures look like. We don't know if we get formally accepted in the program and not sure what we need to do to get there because our department is making a lot of changes right now because of the growing class size at UVU and change in Art of Directors etc.
In our classes this is always the topic of concern among us graphic design hopefuls. I tend to leave frustrated and not motivated because of the mood of the group as a whole. Yesterday in particular I was talking to this guy in my class, he seems to be having a tougher time about things seeing he is in his thirties, married and has a child so his need to get in the program is important so he can provide for his family without delay. As I can relate to the issues it is just hard to talk to him about anything because he is so negative. We ended up talking about other stuff such as the current government situation, school, and just struggles in general (Well he did most the talking) :)
As I was leaving to walk to my car and go home, I was feeling quite down and worried about my life and the situation I find myself in. I don't know what is going to happen with the program and I need to find a way to support myself financially to pay for health insurance etc. However, in the moment as I was walking to my car I had this scripture come to mind that has not left me since.
"Trust in the Lord with all thine heart; and lean NOT unto thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him, and he shall direct thy paths."
--Proverb 3:5-6In my time of worry and thinking how will I ever be able to do all this I need to in life, over and over as I walked to the car. I instantly thought after hearing this scripture, I knew that the answer is I won't if I try to do it on my own but if I am able to give all I can and recognize the Lord in all I do I WILL be able to do all things through him!
I will make it through school.
I will find a way to pay all my bills.
I will be able to start a family someday.
I can be happy while going through life!
I can do ALL things with the help of the Lord!
This is great news and I am grateful for this experience I had.
Know that no matter what YOU are going through, turn to your Lord and he will help you in all you do. Don't give up!
He knows what you should be doing even if you you don't know or are unsure. So let HIM do the guiding and life will be so much more simple and happier!