The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my “place of safety.”

The LORD is my rock, my fortress, and my savior; my God is my rock, in whom I find protection. He is my shield, the power that saves me, and my “place of safety.”

(Source: godlivesandloves, via faithinspiration)

i can hardly believe i am half way through my 4 years with these beautiful people.

i can hardly believe i am half way through my 4 years with these beautiful people.

john 15:18

"if the world hates you, keep in mind that it hated me first."

to say that i have been stressed out the past few weeks is a bit of an understatement. things have been pretty crazy around here and i have been finding it really easy to feel unequipped, get discouraged, and want to crawl into a hole… or through a secret portal into a place where email and text messages and homework and responsibilities do not exist, alas, i’m afraid there is no such place, at least not around here.  

the Lord has been teaching me that trusting him means letting go of my control-freak tendencies and surrendering my stress and my fear to him.  in doing this i have been reminded of Proverbs 31:25. This is what it says about a woman who fears God:

"She is clothed with strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."  

so right about now I am praying this into my own life, and choosing faith instead of fear.  I’m not quite at the laughing stage yet, but i know that i’ll get there because my God is greater than any amount of stress or worry, and he equips the called, not the opposite.  

so to my fellow students who are currently freaking out about school, or whatever else is going on in life, remember that in Him we have nothing to fear, because he is victorious over any fear, and over fear itself.  so lets walk in victory.