And so another week here at Southern rolled by. This was a bit of a stressful one for me. I had a big project due at the end of the week along with a test. Then to top it all of, I went to get a haircut... which turned out to be not so fantastic.
But thank the Lord that He made the Sabbath! As Friday evening rolled around, I was more than ready for a 24 hour rest period. The stress of the past week slowly rolled off my back, and I felt relief at last.
The weekend was spent hiking and admiring the beautiful fall colors. Through nature, I felt closer to God and, for a few hours, life back at school didn't exist. I had been neglecting devotional time this past week due to all the stuff that had to get done. Once the Sabbath came, it was great to rest and be drawn back to God.
However I shouldn't be waiting till the end of the week to reconnect with God! Had I turned to Him sooner, made time for Him during my busy schedule, this week probably wouldn't have been as stressful on me as it was. He would've given me peace and strength to make it through. The next time I feel as if I'm drowning in my endless list of things to do, I'll turn to Him for help to survive.
And so, as I'm sitting here in my room studying for another test tomorrow, I don't feel panicked. I know God will help me make it through another week as long as I keep my trust in Him.