Each new school year is a wonderful time for positive beginnings and fresh starts. Kids are excited for friendships and new routines. Teachers and parents prepare for bringing academic and social community together. Sadly however, others feel anxiety, fear and doubt for the coming year.
For all, Bible verses are wonderful words of wisdom that offer hope, promise, cushion and reward during all kinds of ups and downs. Bible verses are gracious gifts for addressing all concerns. They can help take the sting out of uncertainty and support appropriate reactions to life’s twists and turns.
FEARFUL OR ANXIOUS?
People are human. Emotions are real. Fear and anxiety, regardless of reason is a part of life because we are human. We need help in remembering God’s plan and design for our lives. We have been created out of love, not of fear.
Proverbs 3:5-6 “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.”
FEELING THE LOVE?
Seeking to spread love and joy in every moment, even in darkness is God’s wish for our lives. God’s love is always alive and waiting to be shared. Faith brings joy. Faith and joy are rewards for seeking out God’s love and goodness during all occasions.
Joy is the colorful ribbon around the gift of faith. Look for the colors of a more joyful school year by keeping an open heart, open eyes and a desirous connection to the truths of God’s word. Feel the love God’s word encourages at each and every turn.
1 Corinthians 16:14
“Let all that you do be done in love.”
Getting a good education offers a variety application. But, education with higher purpose is not just about going through the motions of filling heads with categorized information. Each school year is an opportunity to bypass anxiety by focusing on education that works toward fulfilling God’s purposes.
“Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men”
Education is creatively designed for God’s purpose. Can completing homework and exhibiting a job well-done contribute to God’s purpose? Absolutely. Work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men, and discover this school year’s true purpose.