Dear Parents and Friends,
November is a busy time of studying and exams for our students in Middle and Senior School.
For some students exams equate to stress. Some stress can be good as it can actually help motivate students to action. A lot of stress can cause sickness and must be handled well by the family, school and medical professionals.
One of the biggest stress releases is knowing that God is in control – even when we think everything is out of control! It is stepping back and trying to look at the big picture and not get consumed with the ‘bumps’ along the way.
When circumstances are difficult we can claim God’s promises and know that with God, there is always HOPE, even when things don’t go the way we plan or desire.
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13 (NIV)
“Do not let your hearts be troubled. Trust in God; trust also in me.” John 14:1(NIV)
The NIV footnote in the Study Bible says that ‘trust’ is the antidote for a troubled heart.
Blessings on your week,