You have reached the peak.

You have reached the peak.

Far in the distance you see a deep and dark cloud.
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The peak, the pure bliss felt from this perch is beyond every feeling.

Feel the Sun and the happiness.

Be able to breathe after the long journey up.

The wind is in your hair, the air is clear.

The world lies at your feet.

Full of pride, you stand and breathe.


Shouting at the top of your lungs, you yell in victory.

You have reached the peak.

You have made the journey out of the valley.

Far in the distance you see a Dark cloud shaped as a man.


It comes and its name is Fear.

It reaches you with a ferocious force, and you plummet off the peak.

The top of the peak disappears in your decent.

The pit of the valley is met with a hard smack and a loud laugh from Fear.


Fear follows you down into the valley and engulfs you in its black cloud.

Alone, unwanted, failure, mistake, hated, unloved.

All are whispered in your ear as the cloud circles you.

You are blinded with the bad memories playing over and over again in the Fear.

You trip and fall on the thorny ground and cry for help while Fear laughs.


You paste your hands to your ears and tightly shut your eyes.

On the sharp and cold ground you feel Fear.

It is weaving its way through your mind and soul.

Again and again it whispers its name to you.

Fear's dark hands claw your eyes open and rip your hands from your ears.


Fear will be met, and it won’t be ignored.

Beyond Fear you see a small glimmer of Light.

Fear sees it and gets darker.

You stand and walk for Light.

Fear pushes you back down to the ground.


You crawl to Light.

Fear grabs your legs and pulls you back.

Still you crawl.

Fear gets louder as it says its name.

You hear it, but you so badly want Light.

Fear is angered and lifts itself and falls on you from above.

You are forced into the cold and the thorns.


No longer can you move toward Light.

You reach for Light and cry for help as fear laughs in victory.

Holding your hand toward Light you close your eyes while fear dances around you.

Suddenly it screams and you open your eyes.


There is a hand from Light, and it is reaching into Fear for you.

Fear cannot touch Light.

Fear retreats back some, but won’t let you go.

Mine, mine, mine Fear screams toward Light.


Through Fear the Light grows ever brighter, and you drag yourself to it.

The Light is inches from you; you just need to grab it.

With a cry you take the hand, and Fear screeches reaching for you.

Light pulls you out of Fear and lifts you in its arms off of the ground.


Exhausted, you cling to Light.

Mine, loved, chosen, treasured, planned, cherished.

Light whispers in your ear.

Light carries you up the valley.


As it walks, you see the fear inside you flow out in a black smoke.

Light continues to pour into your mind and your soul.

Light carries you up the valley to the peak.

Near the top Light seats you down.


Go and plant your feet, Light whispers.

You walk the rest of the way up to the top of the peak.

Light surrounds you, and you are a beacon on top of the peak higher than before.

In the distance you see Fear coming toward you bigger and darker than before.


You shrink back into Light.

Light surrounds you more as Fear reaches for you saying mine, mine, mine.

Light grows and thunders MINE, MINE, MINE.

Fear screams in retreat to Light.

You will not be knocked back off of the peak.

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12 Bible Verses For Faith In Hard Times

Remind yourself that God is always with you.
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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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Bible Verses To Bring You Comfort

When times get tough and are stressful, here are some bible verses that can help.

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As a typical, insanely stressed out college student, I know that it is that point in the year that everything seems to hit you at once. The stress and anxiety from school and other things going on in my personal life sometimes just make me want to curl up in a ball and pretend it will all just solve itself. Unfortunately, this doesn't work. I have found that the only comfort I get during all of this is from God. Reading a bible verse everyday when I am at the point of wanting to quit, brings me peace and helps me continue on.

"When you go through deep waters, I will be with you." Isaiah 43:2

"Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:6-7

"In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." John 16:33

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you." 1 Peter 5:7

"When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy." Psalm 94:19

"Come to me, all who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28

"Be still and know that I am God." Psalm 46:10

"The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit"

Psalm 34:18

"Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:5-6

I hope that you can read each of these verses and feel comforted by the One that truly loves and cares for you. Pray to God about anything and everything because I promise, He is listening. He is there to take care of everything and His support and love are never ending. He will always be there for you, no matter what. Times might be tough right now but always remember that stress isn't permanent but God is.

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