Happy Sunday everyone! I hope you’re having a great day. When you read this, I will be on my way home from Frontier Ranch, a YoungLife camp in Colorado. I am so excited to be at YoungLife camp for a whole week and I can’t wait to share my experience with you all (I’m planning on making a video!). Today I’m sharing a prewritten “Scripture Sunday” post. As per usual, if Christianity offends you in any way feel free to scroll past this post and read some of my recent fashion or lifestyle posts. Let’s get into it!
Luke 1:45; Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill what he has spoken to her!
As I write this on May 26th, I just finished my last exam. I typically have pretty good exam grades, mostly As and Bs with a few exceptions (i.e. a super hard Spanish II exam with impossible audio questions!). This year, my three worst subjects, geometry, Spanish II, and chemistry, were the first three exams I took. I was terrified to take my chemistry exam because I’m awful at chemistry. I was scared to take my geometry exam because my grade would determine whether I had an A or B in the course. I knew my Spanish II exam would be hard based on our first semester exam. I obviously studied, but that wasn’t necessarily enough. My geometry teacher gave us a long, hard exam that only four people in my class confidently finished. I didn’t even get the chance to go back and bubble in random guesses for nineteen questions. You read that right. Nineteen. I was so defeated and stressed about how terrible the score would be when I went home on Tuesday.
I recently finished reading the Gospels, so I looked through some of my notes and highlighted sections for some Scripture to ease my stress and get me through this. I came across Luke 1:45, which reads “Blessed is she who has believed that the Lord would fulfill what he has spoken to her!” I remembered how lucky I am to be heading to YoungLife camp in Colorado next week with all of my friends and I felt reassured that whatever God’s will is for this exam grade, just like with the rest of my life, will be done. I prayed before going to bed that He would take care of my grades and help me push through the last few days of school.
When I returned to my geometry teacher’s room after my chemistry exam on Wednesday to ask about my grade, he told me to come back and finish my exam during the break on Thursday. This might sound normal to you, but this teacher has never given anyone extra time on anything, never mind an exam. I was overwhelmingly grateful and Wednesday night I studied everything I could remember having trouble with. When I came in during the exam break on Thursday to finish the exam, I felt confident and left knowing I answered those questions significantly more correctly than I would have on Tuesday. My final exam grade was eighteen points higher than the grade that I saw on the incomplete answer sheet before I finished my exam on Thursday. I guess that was God’s will and I am so thankful to have that exam behind me with a better grade than I deserved on Tuesday.
This week, remember that God has a plan and will take care of those who believe in Him. Remember that He will always listen when you pray.
Thanks for reading!