It’s that time of year again that all those who have been through the UCAS system (or similar) will be able to empathise with. The anxiety of not knowing what will happen next year is coming back. Having just had an interview at Teesside uni I just want to know if I’ve got in or not. For my other two interviews, I have no idea if I’ve researched enough. I’ve been told ‘that you can never study too much’ at school, but actually sometimes sleep is more beneficial! 1 Peter 5:7 says “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you”. I guess as a   typical guy I keep quite a lot of my anxiety and stress to myself which leads to more complicated issues like short temperedness and sleep deprivation.

We are always telling children that they need to tell someone if they are having problems— I remember getting told this on countless occasions. However, once I was able to rant it all out I felt so much better. But imagine if this person who you're casting your anxieties and worries onto is an awesome and powerful creator? When we cast our anxieties on God we are taking a big weight off our own shoulders. Besides he already knows what you’re going through. This is one thing that I have struggled with in the past. I may not yet be sure of things for next year but I can agree with what Paul writes and adapt if for my situation... I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether university, college or not, whether Hawick or Glasgow, or wherever. I can do all this through him who gives me strength (adapted from Phil 4).


Nathanael is on our 2015/16 gap year. Want to sign up for next year?