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Who’s in control?
As the school year has started to rage on for me and my friends, it has become painfully obvious time keeps on turning.
There is always a next deadline, a next sports practice, and rarely is there ever a night with no homework.
It is no longer about deciding what do to with one’s free time. Instead, life becomes about what subject should be studied first, and when one will actually be able to get some sleep.
Not only are these stresses part of most every teens’ daily life, but it has also been brought to one’s attention many high school students also have the responsibility of keeping a job while still balancing their other work to help their family pay the bills.
With pressures such as these, it’s no wonder not every student handles the stress from it all in the best manner.
So how in the world can a young person stay focused and handle the constant stress without losing their minds? The answer is the all-powerful Creator.
God—an always-loving God who is filled with mercy—is the same God who parted the Red Sea, saved Daniel from the roaring lions and raised Lazarus from the dead. If these are not genuinely miraculous events, then one has no idea what a miracle is.
One is sure, however, some are wondering at this present moment: “Well, what does that have to do with me?” The answer is: Everything!
Since God did all of those miracles, then why would he not bestow perseverance and hope (simple qualities that help one through life) on the children He loves?
If one is a child of God, one can be assured the Lord, the very One that makes the earth tremble (Psalm 114:7), can help one through the difficult and strenuous times of everyday life.
Not only can God do this, but He is the only way to truly survive this crazy, constantly bustling world. He created this world, time and we who live in it, so it only makes sense He can help us through.
Don’t let your burdens, stresses and this chaotic world cause you to lose hope or heart. The amazing, all-powerful Creator is here, and He is ready and willing to help you through every moment of your life.
Grasp His hand and allow Him to lead: for He is in control.
Editor’s note: Kristin White is a student at West Brunswick High School who periodically writes religion columns for teens in The Beacon as part of a school project.