I am having heart palpitations this evening and it is difficult to take a deep breath. I am not light headed, but I’m extremely tired and it is hard to focus. I didn’t realize I was experiencing all of this until I sat down to eat my dinner which I wasn’t hungry for. The flu? A heart attack? No. Homework. I realized tonight that March is ticking away faster than I can keep up with and I only have a few weeks to finish editing and writing five papers for my class. I realized tonight how much work I have left to do and I think I am experiencing a homework induced anxiety attack.
“Dear Lord, Thank you for your Word. Thank you that you are teaching me to pray Scripture, particularly Ephesins 3:20, when I am not feeling or seeing it. Thank you that when I finally remember say Scripture over and over again when my heart is racing, I slowly begin to calm down and gain perspective. Thank you for the power that is in your Word and in my life when I remember to speak it, pray it and do life trusting it. I have to get back to studying but God, please help me have wisdom where I lack it in doing my research and in my writing (James 1:5). Please help me not be anxious about getting everything turned in on time (Phil. 4:6-7). And please help me to remember that the power that raised You from the dead lives inside of me (Rom. 8:11). Pretty sure You can handle a few grad papers. In Your Name, Amen.”