I've been at college for a month now and if I'm being honest its been a rough transition. Don't get me wrong I love college. I’ve made some great friendships. I have learned so much already, but that doesn't mean its been easy. I started college knowing basically no one on campus and being thrown into a completely new environment. At first, I had a really hard time making friends. I ate alone and stayed in my room for hours by myself. I miss home and a sense of normal more than you can imagine. This first month has been filled with tears. I have questioned if I really made the right decision on choosing to move away from a comfortable situation to an uncomfortable one.
Through all of this, when people ask me how I'm doing I give them the typical, but also false answer of "I'm doing well." If I was to be honest my answer would be filled with pain and confusion.
So, why am I telling you all of this?
I'm telling you this because even in the midst of all this the Lord has come to be my peace and comfort. He is my home even when I am hours away from my literal home.
You may be like me and be in a new environment feeling alone. Or you may be wondering if you have made the right choices over the past few months or years. I want to leave you with a few verses that have really helped me through this season of life.
"Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful."
"Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God I will strengthen you, surely I will help you, Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
"The LORD is near to the brokenhearted And saves those who are crushed in spirit." Psalm 34:18