Seeing God's Goodness and Grace
Updated: Jan 16, 2022
By Elijah Lim
Despite the many disruptions caused by the Covid-19 pandemic in the last two years leading up to my PSLE exams, I can now see God's goodness and grace through my PSLE results. I was able to do better than I expected, and I really praise God for the outcome.
Looking back, my Primary 5 year was more affected as Covid-19 was still new and much was unknown about it. We had to switch completely to home-based learning in order to reduce physical contact with others. However, this made learning more difficult as there were more distractions and it was harder to learn from watching videos than having one-to-one interactions with my teachers. Additionally, there was also no mid-year exams to give us a gauge of how well we were doing. As a result, I did not do as well for my languages and Science that year and was quite disappointed.
Moving up to Primary 6, I was initially uncertain but God blessed me with good Mother Tongue and Math teachers who were very encouraging and motivated me. I started putting in more effort in my studies and was reassured of God’s guidance when I started improving. The restrictions were loosened more during the year, so there were more in-person classes, and this was more beneficial for me than online learning. I realised that the reason why I was not doing so well for science was because I was not following the right technique to answer questions and not because of my foundational concepts. For English, it was a struggle to write compositions, and I barely passed this component in my prelims as I misunderstood the theme. Thankfully, I was able to do much better for PSLE as I was able to use many of the ideas that I had come up together with my mother.
Through these trying two years, I am thankful and grateful for all my friends and teachers who have been very supportive during my primary school journey as well as church members who have been praying for me especially during this PSLE period.
I hope that this verse will be an encouragement to everyone as it was for me during my PSLE journey:
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." (Proverbs 3:5-6)