My A level exams are coming up and due my lack of time management earlier on the year and a an all round bad exam season I feel I am not prepared at all. Its a huge disappointment to me because I was aiming for high grades to get into good unis, and at the moment I feel this can’t happen without God’s help.
My grandma (who is a born again Christian) is adamant that God has a hand over me and will get me through, and I’m trying to keep faith. But at the moment the anxiety is so bad I can barely stand it. My grandma has told me to trust in God and let him lead me to the right topics in my revision, but I’m absolutely dreading just walking in and not being able to answer any of the questions.
How can I keep faith, and not be crippled if God decides my failure in this instance is part of my fate?
Last month I had exams and I was panicking because I had been so lazy all year. I told God that I need to answer 3 questions to pass each course. I asked him to help me and i asked him to forgive me for being lazy and engaging in things of the world. So God being the loving father that he is showed me (the one who abandoned him) what to study for each exam. For each exam that I wrote there were 3 questions that I could have answered on each paper. I smiled when I saw the paper because everything that I had studied came in the examination. All I need now is to pray that my answers will be enough to give me the required marks.
I’ll advise you to keep the faith. So do not worry and do not doubt God. Just study and God will do the rest. He’ll direct you. Stay focused and listen to his voice and listen to Grandma also.
Failure happens but God also has the ability to change your failed grade to a passing grade. Last year I failed a course and then I wrote the supplemental and failed again so I thought that was the end for me because I had prayed so hard to pass the supplemental exam yet i failed. I was disappointed but God gave me the courage to move on but I was still devastated. So I stopped worrying and moved on. However, I reviewed the supplemental exam and I prayed and trusted in God for a miracle. I prayed that they would turn my failed grade to a pass. I did not worry, I did not cry I just forgot about it until I got an email saying that the review body has agreed that they will give me a C for the course I failed. I was in shock but it was due to Jesus. No one else. That is one miracle that I will never forget. It was the greatest.
So trust God he’ll help you. Just trust in him.
Thank you very much for your testimony, I’m glad God came through for you 🙂 I’m halfway through exams and they’re going pretty abysmally. At this point I just pray that they’ll let me resit next year. I think the difficulty is I don’t really know how to let God guide me through revision- how do you listen to his voice?
It is very important that you decide to live by faith and not by sight. You must ficus firstly on the word of God which says in Mark chapter 11, that faith as small as a mustard seed will move mountains.
You also need to read James chapter one. It says that a double minded person is unstable in all their ways, let not that man think that he will get anything from God. People can have faith for you, but at the end of the day what you believe and what you say really matters. Let no evil corruption come out of your mouth. The words that you speak about passing the exams is vital. Speak words of faith. Believe. See God with you in the exam room and see a clear picture of you passing the exams. You do have to put the work in. You can’t change the past but work hard now. Thank god for helping you. Believe, trust and prove God in his without doubt.