Paul describes his experiences in 2 Corinthians 4, including trouble and perplexity—even persecution and being thrown down. The crises of pressure in finishing school are clearly not nearly that extreme; but to a fifth- or eleventh-grader, it may feel that way—like he or she is on his/her own, now lacking the help that God promises to His people.
Paul also says (4:9) that he is not forsaken in spite of all those pressures. Neither are we—in spite of all appearances and feelings! Scripture is replete with examples. One of my favorites is that of the children of Israel who were in the wilderness by the leading of God. Under God's direction they were between the Red Sea, the mountains, and the pursuing Egyptians. And He told them to wait. Appearances and feelings certainly suggested forsakenness. But God wanted their trust and their obedience—He would finish what He had started in that situation. They trusted and obeyed, and God provided a miraculous solution.
God asks us, too, to trust and obey—even when we may feel forsaken or under pressure. Our part is to lean on Him and follow Him in obedience and then see Him do what we cannot do without Him! How often I experience this in things as simple as my daily responsibilities, even for example, with a sudden realization about something that must be done—a prompt through a seemingly "random" comment or thought. God knows and cares, even about my finishing my daily work!
I am amazed that God takes such good care of us. He knows our frailties and our failures. And still He, our Creator and our Redeemer, does not forsake us. May we rest in the confidence that we serve a sovereign God Who is with us as we finish this school year. We are not forsaken!