Each reflection this week features a meditation written by teens for other teens. Listen for words of wisdom from another generation.
BOOKS PILE HIGH and fill my mind,
surrounding me on every side,
“Get work done, no time for fun.”
It seems that life keeps piling on.
I don’t think God meant for me
to live my life so stressfully;
so the next time this angst hits,
I’ll think of Jesus and the peace he gives.
—Ian Kraft, age 18 (Burke, Virginia)
Stepping Out on Your Own: Devotions for High School Graduates
From page 62 of Stepping Out on Your Own, introduced and compiled by Kara Lassen Oliver. Copyright © 2010 by Upper Room Books. All rights reserved. Used by permission of Upper Room Books. Learn more about or purchase this book.
What can you carry with you as a reminder to focus on God during busy days? Share your thoughts.
“The Lord gives strength to his people;
the Lord blesses his people with peace.”
—Psalm 29:11, NIV
Prayer for the Week
Lord, lead me to still waters and restore my soul. Submit your prayer to The Upper Room Living Prayer Center or share it in the comment section.
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