My God, as I enter into a time of great stress, give peace to my soul. Help me not to be anxious but to commit myself to you, to your will. May my faith not be in myself. O God, you are the giver of all that is good; who can interfere with your will. O God, may I rest in you — even as I get physical sleep — may my senses be relaxed and my mind fully dedicated to you.
Prayer Journal, December 15, 2014
Isaac wrote this during final exams for the fall term of his sophomore year of high school. Isaac had committed himself to getting top grades in classes that were all at the honors and AP level, so this was a time of great pressure. Many journal entries reflect Isaac’s effort to surrender his personal ambitions to God’s will.
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