Exam season is fast approaching, so I thought I would share a few Scriptures to help calm those nerves
It’s a very anxious time, students can feel overwhelmed, but can I just let you know that God is still in control and here are some Scriptures to help you.
1 Peter 5:7 “…casting all your care on Him, for He cares about you”
God cares about your wellbeing. You can entrust all your concerns and worries to Him.
Jeremiah 29:11 ” For I know the thoughts I think towards you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Your future is in the hands of God, not in the hands of any exam board!
God’s plan for you encompasses all aspects of your life. His plan for your future is not going to be hijacked because you couldn’t answer one question on an exam paper. God’s thoughts toward you are only good.
One of my other roles is that of GCSE examiner. I mark French examinations, so I know from personal experience that the examiners are not trying to catch you out – they are looking for what you know and what you can do. You have learned a lot over your years of study. You have retained more than you think.
God has said in His Word: ” I will never leave you nor forsake you, so we may boldly say “The Lord is my helper; I will not fear. What can man do to me?”” (Hebrews 13:5,6)
What’s the worst that could happen? You might fail? You can retake the exam if necessary. Furthermore, you might not fail, you might do better than expected! What can man do to you? You aren’t going to be put to death for failing an exam.
If you think you can’t do this, the Bible says , ” I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me” (Philippians 4:13″ Ask God to help you.
You are not defined by the grades you get, you are defined by who God says you are.
You are His creation.
You are loved by God.
You are a person with a purpose.
You are not forsaken.
You are not alone.
Proverbs 14:23 says ” All hard work brings a profit, but mere talk leads only to poverty.”
If you have worked hard, God will grant you success.
If you haven’t worked hard, you still have a bit of time left to do some more revision. Use your time wisely!
But, having done all you can, the only thing left is to trust.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths” (Proverbs 3:5,6)
God will perfect that which concerns you.