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College is a hard time for most young adults. Personally, that period of my life was lonely and discouraging, full of seemingly endless work on top of regular everyday life while figuring out how to be and act like an adult.
When going through storms in life, it’s easy to focus on the chaos and tempest around you. It’s easy to lose sight of God and focus on the problem. However, Psalm 120:1 testifies that when we call on the Lord, He will answer.
One day, God spoke to me through this verse. He said, “I am the way. You need to get to know Me. You need to see My character. You need to trust Me. When I tell you I am always with you, I am."
This verse reminds me that I am not alone. God is with me, and He will help me today and tomorrow. With Him, I will not fail.
This was a verse I loved while I was growing up, however it took me a few years to actually understand it. Some people read it and say, “Oh, it’s just such a complicated passage.” But it really isn’t. The verses hold one message: His way or yours? In other words, do you trust Him?
I love Psalm 34:7 because you can claim it in so many situations. For example, if you’re afraid of the dark, you can declare this promise when you’re scared. I personally claim this promise every night before I go to bed.
God loves us very much. No matter what we do, He will still forgive us because His love for us is unconditional.
Adventist Community Services of Greater Washington (ACSGW) is working to assist Afghan refugee families who have recently settled in the Washington, D.C., area.
This text reminds me that even though this life’s journey is riddled with challenges, I can move forward with confidence in Christ. To dwell on yesterday’s failures is not part of God’s plan. Instead, I learn from the past and move forward toward the heavenly prize—home with the Lord. By pressing on, I thrive.
In the time we are living, especially with this pandemic, Revelation 21:4 fills me with hope and happiness because Jesus is coming soon, and there will be no more pain or crying.