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    Overwhelmed with Homework and Life? Focus on God’s Faithfulness!

    Every week, I go through the “Girl Talk” section of Project Inspired and look for those seeking advice and council. I want to help answer some questions you may have about living out your Christian life and walk of faith! We want PI to be a safe place where you can ask questions.

    A PI Girl in the Girl Talk chat forum asked about how to deal with feeling overwhelmed or stressed about projects and homework. Want to read the full post? Click here!

    How do we deal with homework due dates, the pressure to fit in, the demands of the week and other circumstances that arise? As Christians and Christ followers, we trust God. We trust that Jesus intercedes for us (Romans 8:34) and that God has our back. In the Bible, in the book of Jeremiah 29, verse 11, it says:

    “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

    We may go through tough times, or feel overloaded with projects, assignments, midterms, essays, homework or even extracurricular activities, but remember…GOD IS FOR YOU! (Romans 8) He loves you so much, and no matter what is going on, He is right here with you. He says, “Never will I leave you, never will I forsake you.” (Hebrews 13:5)

    God has planned great things for your life, and He will bring you through it. I read a quote one time that said, “IF GOD BROUGHT YOU TO IT, HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT!” Write this down on a piece of cute notepaper and stick it on your dresser or mirror, girls! It’s a fantastic reminder when we feel the waves and storms of life crashing in.

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    When we go through rough seasons or even just a week with a heavy workload, and we focus on how much we have to do, or when we take our eyes off of Jesus, we begin to sink. (Matthew 14:22-32) This happened to someone similarly in the Bible, when Peter saw Jesus on the water when he was with the disciples, and he called to the Lord to see if it was Him. Peter was scared, but Jesus told Peter to come out onto the water and to TRUST HIM. That is like what God wants us to do…to TRUST HIM. 

    “Trust in the Lord with all of your heart, lean not on your own understanding; in ALL your ways submit to him, 
and he will make your paths straight.” —Proverbs 3:5


    Christi’s Simple Tips to Overcome Fear and Focus on Faith

    1. Know God has a plan! (Jeremiah 29:11)

    2. Know God is FOR you! (Romans 8:31)

    3. Know God will bring you through your situation! (2 Corinthians 4:17-18)

    4. Know that God wants you to fix your eyes on Jesus and trust Him! (Hebrews 12:2)

    5. Know God’s track record and his faithfulness! (Lamentations 3:23)

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    Remember, girls, the second we start looking at how hard, scary or impossible it seems, or even when we start to fear, we begin to sink…and doubt rushes in. We need to combat pressure and stress with FAITH, and believe no matter what happens, we can do “ALL things through Christ.” (Philippians 4:13) This is one of my favorite scriptures, girls! When things get tough, just say this out loud and pray!

    “I can do all things through Christ, who gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:13

    PI Girls, write down a prayer request in the comment section below! We love you!

    Christi Given
    Christi Givenhttp://www.christigiven.com
    Christi Given is a former Trinity Broadcasting Network host for the JUCE TV NETWORK, and has been featured on the Hillsong Channel. Her passion is to reach the youth with the Gospel and her music. Given has been writing for Project Inspired since 2011, and hopes to encourage the younger generation in their faith.

    11 COMMENTS

    1. I seriously needed to see this. School’s gotten more and more demanding lately especially with revision classes and being knee deep in homework . I haven’t had much time to spend with god and when I do I’m either exhausted or upset. This really helped me; thanks for posting this !

    2. What a great article! I love the truth in the quote, “IF GOD BROUGHT YOU TO IT, HE WILL BRING YOU THROUGH IT!” I like the example of Peter in this article, Christi!

      Whenever I feel overwhelmed or stressed I always just sit down and spend time with God by reading my Bible and my favorite verses. Then I pray, praying especially for God’s peace to consume my heart. Afterwards I always feel better and less stressed. I also find comfort in remembering that God has always brought me through whatever I’m dealing with whenever I’ve trusted in Him and believed that He has my whole world in His hands and nothing is impossible for Him. And, I’ve learned, just like Christi mentioned, it also helps to focus on God and what He has brought me through in the past and not focus on the issues at hand.

    3. What a great article. That was something that I really needed to see right now.
      I really do not know what God is doing. I am going through some things right now that are very stressful and it has been hard to trust that this is all part of His plan for me. I know if I just lay it all out at God’s feet that He will take care of it. So, that is what I ask for prayer about. I need to let God take the reigns and trust that He will provide my every need. He always does. 🙂

    4. its not just that easy, to ‘know that God is for you’, etc. at least not for me. i personally cant just choose what to believe, what to know, what to think, all that. i have to do things to remind myself and to reassure myself.
      my opinion. <3

    5. wow, I SERIOUSLY NEEDED THIS!!!!

      5 minutes ago i just remembered that i have a Bio test 2 study 4 and i started freaking out and then this came up! WOW!!! im definitely gonna print this out and stick this in my locker!

      <3 <3 <3 THANKS CHRISTI!!!

    6. This came up in my email at just the right time! I started taking college classes this year and have had some really stressful times where it seems like everything was due at once. And I currently have 3 huge assignments all due on the same day but if God brought me to it, he WILL bring me through it! Thank you so much for this reminder!

    7. I have been dealing with this very problem of worrying about assignments, essays, test, homework, extracurricular activities, learning music and not having any time for prayer since the beginning of the school year. This post was a really good reminder that everything will be O.K. and I don’t have to worry about God being disappointed in me for not being able to spend time with Him like I did in the summer. Thanks so much Christi for those helpful scriptures!

    8. This is really helpful. It came at the right time to. I keep worrying about how I will take care of all my responsibilities. This reminds me not to doubt that I will hurt through because he brought me into it he will bring me through. Another piece of helpful advice I learned recently is sometimes you have to say no to doing things you like so you can get closer to doing the things you love. And do what is important over what is urgent. Hope this helps you guys as much as it helped me. Thanks for this article and this website. It has really helped me grow in my faith and walk with God. God bless this ministry and all you beautiful girls. XOXO <3

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