While the four years you spend working towards a degree can be the best years of your life they can also be quite trying. Every day you’re faced with decisions that could affect the rest of your career. When you’re looking for answers to life’s questions it’s always a good idea to idea to reference God’s word. There is always something to help keep your faith grounded or provide you with a bit more hope.
Here are a few verses that will hit home with every college student.
“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.” (Philippians 1:6)
On particularly challenging days it’s easy to feel as if your workload will never be completed. However, God promises us that He will help us to complete everything. Don’t give up or quit when things get tough, no matter how tired you feel or how hopeless it may seem. Trust in Him and remember that all of the hard work will pay off in the end.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine but a crushed spirit dries the bones.” (Proverbs 17:22)
Every college student has experienced the feeling of desperation and defeat. There are moments when you cry and can’t imagine how you’ll ever get out and go to class. Do the things that you don’t feel like doing and you will feel better after you get through it. Sometimes the hardest part of the day is just getting up and getting started.
“Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each of you should look not only to your own interests but also to the interests of others.” (Philippians 2:3-4)
College is a particular point in life where it is easy to focus on yourself and not on one another. Be mindful of how much time you spend thinking about yourself and avoid getting caught up in the “Me, me, me” attitude. Stay humble and seek out ways to help fellow students and your community.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.” (Joshua 1:9)
God has promised never to leave us. It can be incredibly difficult to be away home for the first time, however, rest assured you are never alone. Although, you may miss your family and experience feelings of loneliness understand that God is with you and always available to talk. Get your strength through him.