On Your Own, But Not Alone

By Kaitlyn B.

With school starting up again I have been reflecting on all the changes this school year will bring, and all my new responsibilities. I have felt very overwhelmed and I’ve wondered how I will be able to keep up with my school work and all my extra curricular activities, and work, and between all that trying to find time to spend with family and friends.

After one long day at school I decided I needed to take a step back and look at the big picture. What really matters? As I thought about this I realized that my Father in Heaven knows what I’m capable of; He won’t let me fail. He won’t make it easy, there isn’t much growth in that, but He will make it doable. I felt the distinct impression that while I will have to work harder, He will guide me through it.

Things may not turn out as we would like sometimes, but that doesn’t mean we have failed. God knows us, and His definition of failure is undoubtedly different then ours. He is a God of grace and love. He can take care of everything. The best thing we can do is become instruments in His hands.


“Pray as though everything depends on God.
Work as though everything depends on You.”
-Saint Augustine
If we are doing what He would have us do, we will always feel of His strength. His strength will guide us if we will only be His servant. Everything I do is for Him, because I wouldn’t be able to do anything without Him. Nothing is to hard when we have our Savior’s help.

This article has 3 comments

  1. Ellen Trickler Reply

    Katie you have such a sweet caring disposition I have no doubt you will Excell on everything. Love grandmaT.

  2. Whitney Reply

    This is so true! I love it! When we put God first in our lives he really will strengthen us!

  3. Kerry Gray Reply

    So very true. Excellent, Kaitlyn. Thanks for sharing your testimony of this great truth.

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