Peace in the Midst of Chaos
Running around, rushing from class to class, tackling hours of homework that have piled up out of seemingly nowhere—this is the life of a university student. It feels like there is so little time for things. Sometimes even sleep is non-existent. Life gets crazy and chaotic, not only for university students but for everyone. It’s a result of the fast-paced and impatient world we live in.
I’m not saying that we have too much work necessarily. We need to work. No, that is not what I am getting at. There are things that we have to get done in our schooling, our careers, and so on. But what do we do when we feel like we are becoming overwhelmed and drowning because of our to-do list?
Do we try to get our mind off of things? Do we log into social media to see how many people liked our photo or post? Do we go take a nap? What is our response to being overwhelmed? What if we took a moment to pray instead of checking our Facebook accounts or taking a nap? What if we took that time and used it to say a prayer for someone? More specifically, what if we prayed about the challenges we may be facing?
Prayer amazes me. Prayer is something that can seem really small or insignificant, but can make a huge difference. One simple prayer can bring about healing, provide us with strength, or change our outlook on life. Prayer really can change things. And you know what else? Prayer can help us so much in making it through our day.
This is something I am realizing as I am here at Kingswood. I am an independent person. I don’t like relying on anyone or asking for help, but there are things I can’t do alone. Making it through a day is something I can’t do on my own.
One prayer for God’s help can really change that.
One prayer for help can give us strength, motivation, and joy that we didn’t know was possible. Prayer can bless us in ways above and beyond our understanding.
So the next time you are feeling so overwhelmed, and you are thinking that there is nothing you can do to get everything you need to get done completed, say a prayer. You’ll be amazed at how God can work in and through you and your circumstances. He loves to help His children; all we need to do is ask. Will you take that extra moment to ask for His help?
“Let us therefore approach the throne of grace with boldness, so that we may receive mercy and find grace to help in time of need.” -Hebrews 4:16 (NRSV)
Note: Augustine Gidney has just completed her second year of her B.A. (Ministry) Christian Counselling with a minor in Children’s Ministry here at Kingswood. She is from Weymouth, Nova Scotia.