Love Came Down: Never Alove
This June I took my GCSEs and there were many times in the year where I would think to myself - what if I fail or what if I don’t get the grades I want. I needed constant reminding of how God is in control no matter what, regardless of how well I did in my exams or how good I looked compared to my friends. A passage that I always found helpful and encouraging was Psalm 121, especially the first two verses:
"I LIFT UP MY EYES TO THE MOUNTAINS – WHERE DOES MY HELP COME FROM? MY HELP COMES FROM THE LORD, THE MAKER OF HEAVEN AND EARTH."
These verses are a wonderful reminder of how we cannot expect to make it through the good times in life, let alone the hard times, without God’s help to guide us through.
Christmas is a brilliant time of year for many reasons but not least because we are vividly reminded of God’s amazing love for us in sending his son to earth for us. In Isaiah, Jesus is described as the “Prince of Peace” and “Wonderful Counsellor”. He comforts us and gives us the best advice when we are struggling and so we should learn to put all our trust in him and lean on him for our help and support.
We are called in the Bible to pray to God, but we don't just have to do this in the bad times when we need Gods help but also during the more enjoyable moments when we want to praise and thank him for everything he does for us. God is our father and we can talk to him whenever we want, not just at church on Sundays!
So this coming year, regardless of whether you are doing your A-Levels, GCSEs or just have to face another year at school, remember that Jesus is always walking beside us wherever we go, as our constant companion, who we can lean on in the tough times and praise in the good times.
Kate is 16 and loves living in london. She also likes baking, acting, long country walks and spending time with friends. She is excited about More Precious and the impact it's having on Christian girls.