Finals week is a dreaded reality for many students.
Surprise deadlines, group projects, and comprehensive exams can lead to a lot of stress. Fortunately, God’s Word is a great resource for this hectic season.
Consider these eight reasons to study your Bible during finals week (according to Psalm 119):
1. Finals week can lead to some crazy emotions.
I am weary from grief; strengthen me through Your word (v. 28).
2. You might be tempted by negative distractions (like a four-hour YouTube study break).
Turn my eyes from looking at what is worthless; give me life in Your ways (v. 37).
3. Gorging on Sour Patch Kids to stay awake might end with a devastating sugar crash.
How sweet Your word is to my taste —sweeter than honey in my mouth (v. 103).
4. You might feel like a complete failure.
My life is down in the dust; give me life through Your word (v. 25).
5. More than likely, you’re going to pull an all-nighter.
Your word is a lamp for my feet and a light on my path (v. 105).
6. Your group project team planned a 6 a.m. meeting.
I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in Your word (v. 147).
7. You may receive an unfair grade.
Powerful people harass me without cause, but my heart trembles only at your word (v. 161, NLT).
8. When it’s all over, remember to give God credit for helping you through it all.
I rejoice over Your promise like one who finds vast treasure (v. 162).
Becky Rosty leads a college ministry with her husband in the shadow of the Big Horn mountains of Wyoming. She writes about failures, faith, and freckles at beckyrosty.wordpress.com.