As a senior in high school, there are a lot of things on my plate right now. For a not so detrimental example, I have a probability and statistics test today. Am I ready for it? Probably not. For a significantly more detrimental example, I have almost no clue what to study in college next year.
I know, I know. “It’s not a big deal. A lot of people go into college undecided. It’s fine!”
Okay, but like… I’m not ready to do that. When it comes to academics, I’m normally pretty planned out. Like, remember how I just said I’m probably not ready for this prob and stats test? Yeah I studied like a lot, so I actually probably am ready.
I’m just not ready to start a new life away from my family (both blood relatives and church family), meet a completely new friend group, study new and unknown things, and completely change my life around.
And the more I think I’m not ready, the more I flip out. I’m scared. I try to do research, I try to read about what I should do, I just don’t know, but God is teaching me through this period of uncertainty. What he is teaching me is that he is in control of everything. One of my favorite verses, especially lately, is Psalm 46:10.
He says, “Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among all the nations, I will be exalted in the earth.”
There are several different versions of this that I like to look at as more of a reminder.
- The New American Standard Bible says to “cease striving. “
- The Holman Christian Standard Bible says, “Stop your fighting.“
- Aramaic Bible in Plain English tells us to “return.“
- God’s Word translation says, “Let go [of your concerns]!“
Our God is a God who is in complete control and loves us dearly. We just need to let go. Don’t give up, but let go. God is in control.