From Stressed to Blessed – God is on Your Side Through it All, Including Grad School

Footprints in the sand
Footprints in the sand

Between family commitments, job obligations, looming appointments, and impending deadlines, it’s no mystery why we’re feeling busier than ever. Now, add to the seemingly endless to-do list the goal of advancing your career by earning a graduate degree, and one has to wonder where that ambitious objective will possibly fit in on the already full schedule.

Life is joyful, brimming with gifts and happiness. In every day, there is beauty. But daily life can also feel completely burdensome and profoundly stressful. As Christian Lifestyle magazine Relevant points out, God never said we wouldn’t feel overwhelmed at times. Having faith means coming to the realization that we can’t do it all alone.

Yes, we are burdened, but God promises that we are never on our own. In Matthew 11:28, Christ tells us, “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy-laden, and I will give you rest.” God assures us that with Him, we have what we need to rise above any battle, any overwhelming circumstance. Through our faith, and His grace, we are promised strength and guidance to overcome.

Pastor Rick Warren tells us that every day as Christians, we need to decide who is in control of our busy lives. Are we in charge, or is God? When we surrender and “let God be God,” we instantly unburden ourselves and allow God to do his work. After all, there is nothing thrown at us that God cannot handle. As Proverbs 16:3 says, “Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.”

Find your purpose, achieve your potential.

Pursuing your graduate degree is an admirable goal, and you need curriculum, classes and instruction that will flex to fit into your timetable. The online graduate programs offered through Spring Arbor University are designed to work around all the demands of your daily life. An education centered on spiritual and academic growth, we’ll support you as you learn at your own pace.

Learning online, never alone.

Spring Arbor University’s online learning system is highly collaborative, yet places you and your schedule, at the center. From anywhere, anytime, you can access online content, complete assignments, and interact with instructors and peers with real-time feedback. You can study when and where it works for you.

Lean on us; we’ll help you fit it all in.

SAU students complete one seven-week course at a time, reducing the anxiety of trying to stay on top of several subjects at once. The innovative online curriculum at SAU incorporates video, audio, and hands-on, practical application to keep students engaged and supported.

We’ll stand by you every step.

Your Student Success Advisor acts as your personal concierge, making sure you have fulfilled the requirements you need to graduate and advance in your career.

Get started today.

Learn more about the opportunities at SAU. Call 1.844.621.0900 to learn all you need to know about Spring Arbor University’s spiritually centered, academically rich, career-enhancing online graduate programs.