Being a college graduate and not going directly to graduate school is stressful and overwhelming. As a college graduate, I need to find a job, apply and get into graduate school, I have a knee injury that I am dealing with, not to mention the unending questions of what is next is exhausting. At the moment I am studying for the GRE and MCAT which is extremely stressful. I also find myself stressing over the fact that I don’t have a job and not going to school in August. Sometimes I feel as though I am in an unending storm. My storm consist of studying, applications for grad school and jobs, and so many other things. There are days when I just want to quit and be that college graduate that lives in their parent’s basement for life (lol, just kidding… not really).
One morning I was doing my devotion. The devotion was about Jesus calming the storm in Mark 4:35- 41. Jesus had been teaching and was tired and needed to rest. Jesus and the disciples were in a boat heading across the Sea of Galilee. Jesus went to sleep while the disciples rowed across. All of a sudden there was a storm. The storm was so bad that water began filling the boat to the point that the disciples were scared. The disciples remembered that Jesus was in the boat. They called on Jesus to save them, He got up and said Peace Be Still to the storm.
Peace be still. Three simple words that changed the course of time. Peace I am with you. Be still just and watch me be God. In the midst of your storm know that God is there. There might be times when you can’t see the end of the storm but God WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT! So how does this apply to me? Even though I find myself in this overwhelming stressful storm, I have peace. I have peace because I know that God will calm the seas and provide me with a job. He will open the doors for graduate school and funding for it. God who created the anatomy and physiology of my injured knee will heal it and fix everything else that is wrong in my life. All I have to do is be still and know that God got it.
I do not know what you are going through but know if God can calm the winds that He calm the tests, the stress, and the other things that make up the storms in your life. I know that God is going to get me to graduate school and eventually medical school, all I need to do is to trust Him and continue to be faithful. Don’t give up, keep believing and know that there is peace in your storm.
Until Next Time,