Monday, September 16, 2013

Do Not Worry

Last night, I was just about to head to bed—feeling overwhelmed as ever. It was Sunday night and I was anticipating a full Monday ahead of me. So far, my semester has been off to a surprisingly stress-free start—that is until I realized that my first two exams of the semester landed on the exact same day. Not only that, but they were in two classes that I had no idea how the test would go—accounting and genetics. So I told myself, “okay. Deep breaths, Amanda. You made it through Biochemistry in one piece, I think you can handle two easier classes in one day.” However, as I flipped through my agenda, I realized that as the Peer Minister of Service at my campus church, I was also responsible for a community meal for people in need. Did I mention that the meal was for 150 people?

As I was feeling as if I was in the midst of this crazy storm of worries, I logged onto Facebook and saw a post that was the perfect reminder:

Erin at Sweetness Itself posted one of my favorite Bible verses, 1 Peter 5:7. In that moment, it was as if I was able to let out a sigh of relief and release. Throughout college, I have always turned to this scripture for comfort. However, during the times that I am overwhelmed, I don’t always think about It until after the fact. 

Whatever is weighing your heart, or causing you to feel worried and anxious, let God know what is on your mind. Chances are, He already knows, but just letting those worries off your chest makes you feel a million times lighter. 

As I enter my Monday, naturally I am still a little nervous about me two tests hours away. I am also concerned about whether the meal will go smoothly. However, in the grand scheme of things, I now have better aligned my perspectve to what is most important and am reminded of who’s got my back. 

 P.S. Special shout-out to Erin for always being so sweet and encouraging AND for featuring me on her blog last night. Check it out!


  1. I don't even know how I would handle the stresses and the big scary things of life without God--without the ability to pray and be filled with His peace. It's a very good thing!

  2. Hi, Amanda Jo! I love your blog. I love discovering other Christian bloggers as well. I found you via Erin's feature post on you. Continue to use your platform to encourage and inspire others.

    Carmen Miller

  3. Hey girl!! Love your blog :) I found you from Erin's blog. I looks forward to following along. :) XOXO
    Heather @