School finally started today for the Little One, and yes it's a very late start, but I'll take it. We met with the teachers for the annual back to school night. After I met the teacher, I was tense. I don't know that it was entirely her fault, but something about the presentation and my state of mind combined for an anxious feeling. It's fifth grade and to hear them tell it, we're entering the big leagues now. I had to remember that this was my fourth time doing 5th grade.
Then I had to pray for peace because the last thing I needed to do was to start the school year in an anxious state. As I prayed this verse came to mind - "the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus."
So I prayed for peace and while I was at it, I also prayed for:
A wonderful school year
Good work ethic
Pray isn't just for the big things, it is even more effective for what we would consider the little things. As I prayed scripture and recalled God's promises, that anxious feeling slowly disappeared, and I knew we would be all right this school year. God promises to give good things to this children and he tells us to ask. The mere act of asking inspires hope because I know God hears and answers.
Have a wonderful school year. Are you experiencing any new beginnings?