The Greatest Stress Reliever!

Kara - Stockport, Ohio
Entered on January 12, 2009
Age Group: Under 18
Themes: Christianity

I know the one thing that will help anyone through the stress of high school, do you?

Growing up while my sister was going through her high school years, many times I would shake my head and roll my eyes when she started whining about the “stress” she was going through. I would make remarks like, “You are just being a drama queen” or “You’re too young to be stressed out.” I was wrong! Now I am in high school going through the same things she did and whining about them also. But I find the one thing that gets me through all the stress…God!

Going through high school I have seen and heard many things that are contrary to what I believe. I just can’t understand why people, in their quest to become popular or cool, must talk immorally. Truly, there is too much trash spoken inside of the high school that no one should have to listen to. That is why I believe that God helps me! There are times when I sit in class and unfortunately have to deal with constant cursing. I am a person who doesn’t use foul language, so as I hear it I am really offended. Some people use a curse word for every other word in their sentence. When I come upon someone like that, all I have to do is ask that God will clear the words from my mind, and He really does hear and answer my prayers. God takes the images and words away and helps me focus on moral things.

When I see someone being mistreated God gives me the strength and the right words to say to stand up for those who are being bullied. Bullying is another thing about high school that God helps me conquer. Because I am a Christian and I don’t curse or believe in pre-marital sex, I am looked upon as “different” and I am sometimes made fun of. I believe that God doesn’t care how popular I am in high school, but does care how I live and respond to the immoral things in high school.

God is always there for me through the good and bad. I can rely on him for everything. He is always there when I fall, waiting to pick me back up again. He is there. All I have to do is trust Him and He will see me through. God is the greatest stress reliever I will ever have and this is what I believe!

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me. Philippians 4:13