FF40 – Day 6 on Faith | From Morgan Stafford

DAY 6 – FAITH

Deuteronomy 33:27 | Psalm 103:2-5 | Romans 8:31b, 35, 37-39

For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor
demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither
height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to
separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.”
(Romans 8:38-39)

The freshmen year experience is one of the most unique times in a person’s life. After high school graduation, you were bombarded with information about “how to succeed in college.”  The stream of advice has likely been unending, yet is your faith prepared for the challenges that will surely come your way?

Growing in your faith, and making your faith your own, is not something that will happen on its own. It will require your concentrated effort. Your family may wish to see this transformation take place, but they also understand that this is your journey, and will begin in its own time. You will encounter challenges, and as the song by The Weepies says, “In the end the only steps that matter are the ones you take all by yourself.”

Life (and college) will be full of questions, but don’t look to be spoon-fed
all of the answers. That’s not how it works. God has given us His Word as
one of the best possible resources, and we need to use it. You don’t have to
achieve success on your own, God wants to help.

As the school year advances, and the shiny “new” of the freshmen
experience begins to fade, you will inevitably face challenges. Despite all
of the information you have consumed, nothing will prepare you for the
unique situations you will find yourself in. You will face your share of difficult
tests and stressful days of class, and even drama with friends – but what will
happen when all of these hit at the same time?  Freshmen year will include
many highs, but there will be a few lows as well.

As you prepare to face these challenges, our prayer is that you will lean on
the everlasting arms of our Lord. When times get tough and the answer is
unclear, may you remember that nothing can separate you from the love of
God. Amen.

Morgan Stafford
Junior, Marketing Major

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