The Two Fighters In Your Corner When The World's Walls Are Closing In

The Two Fighters In Your Corner When The World's Walls Are Closing In

It often feels like we are all alone. But we aren’t. Not even in the slightest.

This is a huge world. Like really big. In this life, we are faced with so many responsibilities and worries and stressors that sometimes it makes it feel like we are too tiny for such a big and messy world. It is scary and it often feels like we are all alone.

But we aren’t. Not even in the slightest.

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There are two important things to remember when life’s walls are closing in:

First, we all have a fearless God whose love for us is abundant.

A love so big that there is nothing He wouldn’t do for us. But many people ask, “if He loves me then why would he want to hurt me?”. A lot of times in our lives, too many for my liking, we go through trials.

Bad grades, heartbreak, sickness, losing a loved one, the list goes on and on. Even in our darkest days, when our hearts are so heavy, and our faith is crumbling, God is at work in us. He puts these trials in our lives to bring us closer to Him. He gives us these obstacles so that we become stronger, braver, smarter, and more faithful. All He wants is for us to lean on Him and rely on Him in our troubles. God wants to be magnified in our problems.

He is a selfish God, but He has every right to be.

He also is trying to work through us. When others see that you are leaning on Him through your troubles and you make it out alive, they are given the faith to do the same.

People need to see God working in us.

There is nothing in this world that God would put you through if He didn’t think you could handle it, especially with Him by your side.

Second, we were never created to live in this world alone.

God created Eve for Adam as a companion, an adventure buddy, and a partner to walk in faith with. God has surrounded you with people who you must lean on when times are getting weary.

I know the feeling first hand when you think you can handle the storms on your own. When you think that no one wants to hear your problems. When you bottle up your troubles inside, just so that you aren’t seen as weak or flawed.

But that is not how were intended to live.

God purposely gave you your friends and loved ones so that you could physically lean on them.

Yes, God’s comfort is real, but when you are in one of those really dark storms, it is nice to have comfort in the form of hugs and shoulders to cry on. Find those around you to lift you up, even when it feels like you are in the depths of Hell. Find the ones who you can rely on to always be there for you. Walk in your faith together, and you both will never fall far.

Stress, anxiety, depression, sickness, death, tears, and scars. They are inescapable.

But neither is the love of God.

“We are hard pressed on every side, but not crushed; perplexed, but not in despair; persecuted, but not abandoned; struck down, but not destroyed.” 2 Corinthians 4:8-9

Struck down, but not destroyed.

So remember, you have two fighters in your corner: God and those who He surrounded you with. Use them to be unshakable.

Have faith, find those who you can lean on, and trust that God is working in you and through you day by day.

You are unshakable with Him by your side.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.

Lately, I have felt lost at what God wants for my life. Ever since I've come back to UWG everything has been horrible. It seems that I can't catch a break. I'm trying my best to focus on school, work, and extracurricular activities. But it's hard when I'm having issues with my apartment/roommates and knowing my family back home is struggling and needs many prayers. All, I keep thinking is maybe Carrollton isn't where I belong anymore. I've asked God if He can guide me in the right direction. Below, I have found Bible verses that have helped get me through these rough, past couple of weeks.

1. Isaiah 43:2

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you."

2. Psalm 37:5

"Commit your way to the Lord. Trust in Him, and He will act."

3. Romans 8:18

"The pain that you've been feeling, can't compare to the joy that's coming."

4. Proverbs 31:25

"She is clothed in strength, and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future."

5. Joshua 1:9

"Be bold. Be brave. Be courageous."

6. Ecclesiastes 3:1

"There is a time for everything and a reason for every activity under the heavens."

7. Isaiah 41:10

"Don't be afraid, for I am with you. Don't be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand."

8. Isaiah 66:9

"I will not cause pain without allowing something new to be born, says the Lord."

9. Psalm 91:4

"He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings, you will find refuge; His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart."

10. Psalm 62:1-2

"My soul finds rest in God alone, my salvation comes from Him, He alone is my rock and my salvation."

11. Philippians 4:13

"I can do everything through Christ who gives me strength."

12. Jeremiah 29:11

"For I know the plans I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."

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Staying Strong in your faith, even when it's a struggle

In this post, I will be discussing how to stay strong in your faith and trust God.


The Bible says in 1 Corinthians 16:13, "Be on your guard; stand firm in the faith; be courageous; be strong." It is important to be on your guard and stand firm in your faith. Trust me I know it is not always easy, there are so many temptations and so much peer pressure in this world. The devil will throw many things at us, but we need to stand strong.

I struggle to stay firm in my faith especially at college. At college you are not home where everyone goes to church every Sunday, and you don't have your parents making sure you go to church. It seems weird living somewhere where not everyone goes to church every Sunday or even know who God is.

It is also hard when you don't have someone making sure you go to church, or you've had a long week of school and just want to sleep in all weekend and stay in bed. You also think people will judge you because you are going to church but do NOT care what people think, stand strong for what you believe in and do not let anyone change that. I have been to the BSU at Mississippi State and those people are the most genuine, caring people I have ever met. The first time I went on a Tuesday night, they were so welcoming and very excited to have me there.

There will be people who question you on why you believe in God and you need to tell them. There will also be people at college that have never heard the word of God or even who God is. So, do not be afraid of telling them what you believe in because it could change someone's life. I have been asked, "How do you believe in something you cannot see," I respond with you can't see air can you but you still breath it in and know it is there. The bible says in Hebrews 11:1, "Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see." The bible also says in 2 Corinthians 5:7, "For we live by faith, not by sight." When I was younger I did struggle with how do you believe in something you cannot see? Then I thought about it and there's no way on this earth we would be here if God wouldn't have created us. It wasn't a star that exploded and created all the nerves in our body, all the organs, our hair, or anything on this Earth. It was God. Everyone struggles with their faith during their lifetime. You will hit your all time low and think it's Gods fault, but it is just a test to see how strong you are in your faith. Stay true to Him and trust in Him. God will never lead us down the wrong path, although it may have a few bumps in the road, He knows our steps before we take them. He wants us to walk with Him. Proverbs 16:9

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