What am I going to do NOW?

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I know your summer was all planned out. Before COVID- 19, so was mine.  A major change in plans may have included summer vacation, summer school, summer jobs or an internship, that has changed virtual or canceled all together. 

Just imagine, you finally landed an internship in your field, which increases your chance of getting your dream job after graduation.  One of the perks is the opportunity to experience a fun and exciting city, like New York or New Orleans, with people your own age.  Instead, you are STILL at home with the parents and worried that with no job, you won’t have enough money.  Frustrated, you think, “What am I going to do NOW?”

Another major change may be that you have graduated, if you call it that, disappointed that there was no ceremony, no walk across the stage.  On top of that, the company that offered you a job has contacted you to let you know that they may have to delay your start date or even worse, rescind the offer. This was supposed to be the start of your independence but with no income, you are stuck at home searching for any opportunity to make your own money. Your emotions vary between being anxious, angry, and sometimes even feeling hopeless.  After working so hard for four or more years, then this!  “What am I going to do NOW?”

To my young sister in Christ faced with what appears to be insurmountable problems, pray.  Prayer is a conversation with Jesus. It is an opportunity to express your frustrations, anger and anxiety, just like you do with your girlfriends. But instead of getting their opinions on how to handle the situation, you can ultimately experience the peace of God.

It is counter to our culture to pray in times of anxiety, frustration and problems.  We tend to call on our family or friends to vent. It may even feel therapeutic, but having Jesus work in your life is something much greater than anyone can give you.

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.  And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

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