Top 7 Bible Verses To Get You Through Finals Week

Top 7 Bible Verses To Get You Through Finals Week February 23, 2016

Here are seven Bible verses that I hope can get someone through finals week in school or college.

James 1:12“Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.”

Even though this verse is talking about perseverance, it is applicable to those who are under pressure, such as preparing to take finals. This can be a very stressful week and it can take its toll on a body but if we look at things from the perspective of eternity, it can help us survive what is one of the toughest weeks a student will ever go through.

Galatians 6:9 “And let us not grow weary of doing good, for in due season we will reap, if we do not give up.”

Late night cramming for tests, finishing papers for college or high school finals or mid-terms, and studying for tests can make anybody weary, but Paul writes, “in due season” they “will reap” their rewards, but only if they “do not give up.” When a person gives up, they are succumbing to defeat before it’s even over.

Hebrews 12:1-2 “Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God.”

Life is like a race; we run but we sometimes stumble but we must get back up, dust ourselves off, and keep running the race. Running a race with endurance means enduring what a person faces in a race. The author of Hebrews wants us to keep our eyes on Jesus and keep them fixed upon Him so that they have hope in the race and someday, will cross the finish line and enter into the kingdom where there will finally be rest.


Second Thessalonians 3:13 “As for you, brothers, do not grow weary in doing good.”

I can remember my college days and it seemed like it would never end but it did. Now, I can look back at it and wonder, “Why did I get so stressed about it?” We do grow weary in doing good but we can’t stay there. In my college days and particularly when finals were approaching, I got tired of all the study but decided to do the hardest things first when I had the most energy and that way, when I grew tired, the easier assignments were not such a mountain to me.

First Chronicles 16:11 “Seek the Lord and his strength; seek his presence continually.”

Seeking God’s strength in life is just what He desires for us to do as Jesus once said “Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest” (Matt 11:28). It may not be rest for the body but it should give us peace of mind and we can rest in Him. Just do your best and leave the results up to God.

Matthew 24:13 “But the one who endures to the end will be saved.”

What a long period of time a college or school semester can be. It seems that you feel like you’re ready to collapse when you reach finals week but if we endure to the very end of the semester, we can work our way through it. Who says straight A’s are required. I remember a few friends of mine in college who beat themselves up because they didn’t get all A’s but that’s an unreasonable expectation, isn’t it? Today, my friends can look back at their college years and think, “Why was I so stressed about something that didn’t matter in the long run?”

Philippians 1:6 “And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ.”

Jesus will bring us home someday, all the way to the finish line, but He is also there with us, every step of the way, so take heart that God is not finished with us, even during the stressful times of finals week. He will complete what He started in us so we must complete what we have been given to do and do it with everything we’ve got.


We should keep in mind that all we do is for God and for His glory and although we are doing things to improve ourselves, in the end, we are working for an audience of one; God! If the Apostle Paul were here right now, he would tell every student, “Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward. You are serving the Lord Christ” (Col 3:23-24) so Paul writes, “Serve with good will, as to the Lord and not to men, knowing that whatever good anyone does, this he will receive back from the Lord, whether he is a bondservant or is free” (Eph 6:7-8).

Article by Jack Wellman

Jack Wellman is Pastor of the Mulvane Brethren Church in Mulvane Kansas. Jack is also the Senior Writer at What Christians Want To Know whose mission is to equip, encourage, and energize Christians and to address questions about the believer’s daily walk with God and the Bible. You can follow Jack on Google Plus or check out his book Teaching Children the Gospel available on Amazon.

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