Connecting Columbia Union Seventh-day Adventists
- Year of the Bible
The truth of this verse gives us this pragmatic reality: We are not always where we are based on our merit, nor are we always denied our goals because of our lack.
I learned this verse as a child, but needed a gentle reminder that, even when trials and tribulations come—which they will—we must trust in the Lord with all our heart, and not lean on what we think is best.
God has clearly chosen me, and all of us for that matter, but have I chosen God?
I need to trust God when difficult times occur, and rely on this promise to keep my heart calm.
Have you ever done a group project and the other person won’t work with you? How does that make you feel?
To me, this verse is one of the most personal, heartfelt invitations in the Bible. He doesn’t abandon me to the detours of life, or leave me to drown in my negative thoughts and emotions.
These verses, spoken by Jesus, touch me personally and give me courage to be a witness for Him—no matter the consequence.
This is one of those special verses that has not only helped me handle those tough moments in life, but I believe it has also strengthened those with whom I’ve shared this verse.
That semester, I navigated two difficult courses: Biochemistry and Perseverance in the Face of Uncertainty.
Thank God for a mother with a deep faith and a desire to follow truth wherever it led.