Dear Middle School Girl…

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My Rock Won’t Move

Hebrews 6:19 –This HOPE we have as an ANCHOR for the soul both SURE and STEADFAST.


College: a time for kids to turn into adults. College: a place where you’re surrounded by thousands of people your own in age in a small environmental setting. College: a time to learn more about yourself, others, and Jesus Christ.

Cedarville University, located in the tiny town of Cedarville, Ohio, is approximately 582 miles away from my family, friends, and church family. Needless to say, I feel very alone out in the middle of Nowhere, Ohio sometimes. I feel like there is no one who gets what I am going through. Homesickness is real and alive in me. There are times where no one can make me happy, no one can see my genuine smile, no one can see the real Leslie.

College is a rocky time. Between rough assignment weeks (five page paper, exam, Bible studies, etc…) and maintaining a social life, I feel like I am constantly being throw into the rocks or drowned by the waves. I struggle every day to find The Rock, my stability, my saving grace. Every day is a constant battle to find the positivity in my life when all I want is to be home.

He Rock won’t move and His word is strong
The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone
The Rock of our Salvation

My Jesus will not move. My Jesus will remain constant. My Jesus will love me forever no matter how much I doubt him, no matter how often I make my own plans, no matter how hard I am to control. HE LOVES ME. My faith is strong and secure in HIM and HIM ALONE.

I’m hidden safe in the God who never moves
Holding fast to the promise of Your truth
You are holding tighter still to me.

God holds me in His hand and will never let me go. He leaves me special promises:

“I will never leave you or forsake you,”

“Be still and know that I am GOD,”

“For I know the plans I have for you.”

My hope is in the promise of Your blood

My support within the raging flood
Even in the tempest, I can see

I’m hidden safe in the God who never moves
Holding fast to the promise of Your truth
You are holding tighter still to me.

He died for me. My hope is through His blood. He will guide me through the storm that is college. As long as I focus my eyes on Him, He will not let me sink. He will hold me tight and never let go.

Oh, the Rock won’t move and His word is strong
The Rock won’t move and His love can’t be undone
The Rock of our salvation

HE WILL NOT MOVE. HE IS STRONG. ONCE I SAY I LOVE HIM, HIS LOVE WILL NEVER RUN DRY FOR ME.

Why am I afraid? Why do I feel alone? Why do I doubt the Lord is near? I have a HOPE that is SAFE and SECURE in the Lord Jesus Christ. Whom shall I fear? Not college, not academics, not friendships, not anything.


*Song Lyrics– The Rock Won’t Move: Vertical Church Band*