God knows the answer

When we don’t find a solution to a problem, we may become discouraged and confused. But the answer is closer than we think.

This was illustrated to me while I was working on one of my assignments in college. I’m studying architecture, and I was asked to do a graphic representation of the foundation of a building. Yet my university had suddenly closed and temporarily suspended all its activities, and I couldn’t access any books on the subject to guide me. Moreover, I didn’t know to whom to go with my concerns and questions regarding the project.

As time went by, I felt more and more confused, and extremely pressured. Despite my attempts to research the assignment on the Internet, it wasn’t clear to me how I might approach it. In my desperation, I allowed a sense of anger toward the school to build. I thought that perhaps if I had decided to pursue my studies elsewhere, I would have already had the answer to my many questions. I felt, too, that there had been no valid reason for the school to close. Furthermore, I couldn’t possibly do a proper rendering of a foundation because my school’s architectural program doesn’t take its students to visit construction sites. 

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