Being a college student can be an emotional roller coaster. You’ll feel all the feels! There will be moments of incredible joy, confidence and security. And, there will be moments of unbelievable discouragement, exhaustion and uncertainty.
Sometimes we need a reminder that we have been created for a purpose, we are known by the Father and we walk in His power and love.
Here are verses for all seasons of life – from the overwhelmed and grieving days to the delightful and fun days. Your Father is there through it all, so cling to Him through these truths.
When You Feel Uncertain
And I am sure of this, that he who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:6)
When You Feel Discouraged
Brothers, I do not consider that I have made it my own. But one thing I do: forgetting what lies behind and straining forward to what lies ahead, I press on toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 3:13-14)
When You’re Afraid
Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go. (Joshua 1:9)
When You Need to Feel Heard
And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him. (1 John 5:14-15)
When You Feel Overwhelmed
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:19)
When You Feel Weak
fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
When You’re in A Sticky Situation
No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)
When You Face Temptation
So flee youthful passions and pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace, along with those who call on the Lord from a pure heart. (2 Timothy 2:22)
When You Want to be a Light
Likewise, urge the younger men to be self-controlled. Show yourself in all respects to be a model of good works, and in your teaching show integrity, dignity, and sound speech that cannot be condemned, so that an opponent may be put to shame, having nothing evil to say about us. (Titus 2:6-8)
When Your Soul is Weary
The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases;
his mercies never come to an end;
they are new every morning;
great is your faithfulness.
“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul,
“therefore I will hope in him.”
When You are Hurt
He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds. (Psalm 147:3)
When You Grieve
Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. (Matthew 5:4)
When the Future Seems Scary
Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
and do not lean on your own understanding.
In all your ways acknowledge him,
and he will make straight your paths. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
When You Feel Anxious
do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:6-7)
When You Need Answers
Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you. (Matthew 7:7)
When You Are Tired
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. (Matthew 11:28-29)
When You Want Spiritual Growth
How can a young man keep his way pure?
By guarding it according to your word.
With my whole heart I seek you;
let me not wander from your commandments!
I have stored up your word in my heart,
that I might not sin against you. (Psalm 119:9-11)
When You Feel Depressed
Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. (Philippians 4:8)
When You Feel Hopeful
I can do all things through him who strengthens me. (Philippians 4:13)
When You Need Peace
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
When You Need a Reminder of Your Father
The Lord your God is in your midst,
a mighty one who will save;
he will rejoice over you with gladness;
he will quiet you by his love;
he will exult over you with loud singing. (Zephaniah 3:17)
When you begin and end your day, breathe deep and remember you are not alone, you are loved and you are in the center of God’s hand.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose. (Romans 8:28)