oh, darling, do not fret …

Do you ever wonder how far fretting ever gets us?

I wonder. I wonder hard, and long, after a strenuous and trying week of finals, now that I have the time to breathe and think and ponder on sun-kissed days.


And I read those feel-good verses or messages that say to not stress so much, but still most days I find myself just… frustrated.

And I chuckle, and wonder if that person ever had a worry in their life.

But maybe we all have those moments, yes? Those moments when we realize that the constant stress, the constant worry, the constant fret wears the soul down over time, like waves on the rocks by the shore?

Maybe it’s even a mode of our own self-destruction?

“Cease from anger, and forsake wrath; Do not fret—it only causes harm.”

Psalm 37:8

It’s always easy when the seas are smooth. But there comes a time when our once-strong hearts have to face the bitter storms that come our way.

And at times we wonder if we will drown?

“So Peter got out of the boat and walked on the water and came to Jesus. 30 But when he saw the wind,[c] he was afraid, and beginning to sink he cried out, “Lord, save me.” 31 Jesus immediately reached out his hand and took hold of him, saying to him, “O you of little faith, why did you doubt?” 32 And when they got into the boat, the wind ceased.”

Matthew 14:22-33

Oh, you of little faith.

Yes, you, that girl who woke up Monday morning, getting ready for school, and the dreaded final to come.

Yes, you, that girl who cried that morning.

Yes, you, that girl who sometimes feels like you have to be perfect, have to ace that final, or else.

Yes, that girl who had to pray and pray that she would not cry during that final.

All that stress amounted to nothing. I aced my test, which is great. But there is one lesson I have had to learn over and over again through the years.


Everything is in God’s hands.

(Fret not.)

how to survive final’s week


My nose will be stuck in books for days and days and days … and I’ll will be taking tests for days and days and days.


So, to prevent from getting *too* burnt out, I will be following this plan:

~ Hot lemon tea, every morning.

~ Eat lots of protein & veggies.

~ Drink 60-100 oz of water a day

~ Get lots of rest. Stay up no later than 10 max.

~ Keep blood sugar stabilized throughout the day (being a hypoglycemic, and all). May require bringing extra fruit/snacks, and carrying my blood sugar kit with me. It also means: no sugar (nothing sweeter than fruit or honey), no white bread, etc.

~ Get some exercise, but nothing rigorous. Maybe a nice, slow walk/run every evening, and maybe some sit ups.

~ Pray, pray, and pray!! And then after that? Pray some more!! This is always a season in my life when I have to really lean on the Lord for strength, and to cast all my worries on Him!

These are some of my favorite verses that help calm my frayed nerves …

      “Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.”

Matt. 11:28

“Casting all your anxieties on him, because He cares for you.”

1 Peter 5:7

To a good, restful, not-too-stressful, hopefully-oh-my-word-I-won’t-die-or-anything-crazy-like-that next couple weeks,

*clinks coffee mug to yours*