The Ten: Bible verses to get you through exam season

To all the students (and lecturers) currently experiencing the stress of "mad May", this list is for you.

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1. Psalm 119:143

As pressure and stress bear down on me, I find joy in your commands.

2. 1 Peter 1:6,7

So be truly glad. There is wonderful joy ahead, even though you must endure many trials for a little while. These trials will show that your faith is genuine. It is being tested as fire tests and purifies gold—though your faith is far more precious than mere gold. So when your faith remains strong through many trials, it will bring you much praise and glory and honour on the day when Jesus Christ is revealed to the whole world.

3. John 14:27

I am leaving you with a gift—peace of mind and heart. And the peace I give is a gift the world cannot give. So don’t be troubled or afraid.

4. 2 Corinthians 4:16,17

That is why we never give up. Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day. For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!

5. Mark 10:27

Jesus looked at them intently and said, “Humanly speaking, it is impossible. But not with God. Everything is possible with God.”

6. Psalm 16:8

I know the Lord is always with me. I will not be shaken, for he is right beside me.

7. Romans 8:28

And we know that God causes everything to work together for the good of those who love God and are called according to his purpose for them.

8. Philippians 4:12,13

I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength.

9. Psalm 138:8

The Lord will work out his plans for my life—for your faithful love, O Lord, endures forever.

10. Philippians 4:6,7

Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

All references from New Living Translation.