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26 January 2013

Sometimes you just have to laugh...

....and today is one of those days.  The options are to laugh or cry.  I'll choose laughter.

I awoke this morning with a sense of dread and drowning in worry.  It didn't help that I apparently slept through FOUR different alarms and awoke 3 hours later than planned.  You see --- the NPTE (National Physical Therapy Exam), my board exam, is 3 days away.  Only THREE and this week has not gone as planned.  And so --- I have 3 days to learn enough to hopefully slide by with a passing grade.  The fear is of not passing, of having this test hanging over my head for another 3 months, or having to study day in and day out till the point of exhaustion.  But it happens.  Some of the smartest PTs I know either squeaked by with one or two questions or they had to retake the exam.  The fear is valid.  How I handle the fear is the important part.

It would have been really easy to skip my quiet time today.  I got out of bed 3 hours late.  I have a ton of things to do and learn.  I need to walk to CVS for bread, etc....  So many options for excuses.  And yet there was a need to spend time in my Bible this morning.  He knew I needed that time and He knew exactly what I needed to hear.  One of the verses in Jesus Calling (for Jan 26th) hit the spot.  

"He will have no fear of bad news; his heart is steadfast, trusting in the Lord."
Psalm 112:7

(Pass or Fail - It is all going to be okay but it is still worth the risk -
 in hopes that Tuesday will be my one and only time sitting for this horrific exam.)

1 comment:

likinghonest said...

Amen-praying for you this week.