At the beginning of the year, on the first day of classes to be exact, I got a little note from my mom with a Bible verse and it said "Happy 1st Day of Classes!" Little did I know what she wrote would be a life saver for me over the next semester and beyond.
She put Deuteronomy 31:6 on the note. It says:
Be strong and courageous do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the Lord your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you.
Everyday I would wake up, a nervous wreck mind you, and repeat that verse over and over. Because I needed to be reminded multiple times a day that God would never leave me. He was with me when I sat in class. He was with me when I took a test. He was with me everywhere I went.
This verse was a great comfort to me. And a reminder that however alone I might have felt, I wasn't alone, because God went with me.
And now today, even as I am growing more comfortable in being here and more comfortable in my own skin, I still need that daily reminder.
Because this life, it's not easy. It is a spiritual battle. Satan is fighting for your soul and my soul. But God is on our side. And He goes with us. Day in and day out He is there with us, fighting for us. And He goes with us.