Approximately one week into this semester, I think I'm already about maxed out with work and emotions. I've also learned two distinct things. Two little lessons to pull me through these crazy days of what will likely be my hardest semester ...
First, I have to appreciate the little things and thank God for them.
With the classes I'm taking this semester, my time with friends has almost disappeared compared to last semester. That's ... upsetting. I understand that it's just part of adult life. There will be plenty of days I will work from the time I get up until I go back to sleep.
That's fine. That's life.
But it's not fun.
I'm having to learn to deliberately appreciate each free moment I get. If I don't thank God, I'll forget the good moments ... and I'll get discouraged. Thankfulness seems to multiply the moments and help me through the next hours of work.
Second, God provides me enough strength for today. Not tomorrow. Not next week. I have no idea how I'll get through everything this semester. Each day I'm cutting it close to get my homework done for the next day, even though I'm working hard.
But somehow, with the help of Someone, I am getting things done on time.
I don't know how I'll get my projects done by the time they're due. But they aren't due today. God is giving me the strength for today's work. I'll trust Him to be there with strength when I reach tomorrow.
I will make it through this semester. Each moment, thanking Him. Each day, relying on Him.
"My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever" (Psalm 73:26)