The war over peace ends here

As college students, we go through a lot of emotions, including pressure, fear, anxiety, stress and depression. 

There are times when it could be overwhelming, and it may take over our minds and change the way we think. We may be discouraged and feel defeated by the feeling that overtakes our goals and what our eyes are set upon. 

Matthew 6:25 says, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life — whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing?” 

We may worry about more than just food and clothing, but other things like deadlines and major exams. The key is to not worry but pray peace over what makes us feel the aspects of fear and anxiety that take away the main accomplishments of our goals. 

Letting all the anxiety, fear and stress take over may lead to the change in our knowledge and determination. It may change our minds to think negative thoughts, which leads to the change in ourselves. 

Fear, anxiety and stress is not what we are made of. Isaiah 41:10 says: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.” 

Don’t let anxiety define you. Don’t let fear take over lively moments. Don’t let stress mess up what needs to be done right. Don’t let the enemy take over the body. Pray for healing over the anxiety, the fear, the stress and pressures of life. He is a God of peace and love. He will guide you to peace in anything that troubles you.

Life is not going to be perfect. Our journey through college is not going to be easy. Within our struggles there is a message and lesson that God has given us. In that, there is also an opportunity to build a stronger relationship with God. Pray to him and talk to him. Tell him all your worries and he will help guide you to have peace in the midst of our troubles. 

In 2 Thessalonians 3:16 it says: “Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times in every situation. The Lord be with you all.”

When going through our everyday lives, we may never know what will happen. We may never know how to feel and what to do. 

God knows our future and we must not take the beauty of his work away by worrying about it. The anxiousness takes the moments, value and growth of life away. 

Philippians 4:6 says: “Don’t worry about anything: instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done.” Throughout our lives, many events occur, and emotions are scattered. 

We never know what will happen and we never know what we may feel tomorrow, only God knows. Whatever happens, God is there guiding us through it all. 

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