hello wonderful children of Jesus! welcome to a space where i try to articulate my thoughts using scripture and biblical perspective. as i go onto my next stage of my life, ive been doing my own self reflection. the Lord has such a beautiful plan for my life and enjoy my space where i discuss that today. grab a cup of coffee and let the Lord be heard before i am.

“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

to start out — i want to say my heart is so extremely full. it’s full of gratitude and joy for the Holy Spirit. He’s continuously good and blows my finite mind every time. but let’s be real with ourselves — when doing something new, we all have this fear in the back of our minds. fear that it won’t go right, fear it might not pan out in our favors, or fear that it’ll just crash and burn. i know that’s my perspective when i decided to attend college 3,000 miles away from my comfort bubble of South Texas. i guess that’s a common feeling when going off to college but let me tell you — the fear is at an all time high. i’ve never experienced fear at this height and i’ve always lived comfortably where i’m at. but even in the midst of fear weighting me down and the uncertainties, i know something that’s certain and sure. His name is “I will be with you, I am for you, I will strengthen you, and I will uphold you.” that name is Jesus.

“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

i’ve wrestled with this reality for weeks and months since i got my acceptance letter. ive come up with scenarios for what’s to come and it leaves my mind racing up the walls. but i’m reminded today that i am not in control. this life is no longer my own when i died to myself but this life is the Creator of the Universe. i’m realizing that i submit the fear and anxiety to my Savior, Jesus Christ. i am not in CONTROL — the Lord of all creations is.

“Father, if you are willing, take this cup from me; yet not my will, but yours be done.”

— Luke 22:42

if i had to provide some objective advice for a person in my shoes, it would be straight from scripture… “Then Jesus said to his disciples: “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat; or about your body, what you will wear For life is more than food, and the body more than clothes. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds! Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life. Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest?” (luke 12: 22-26). in these few verses, we learn that our Lord in Savior, is so powerful and potent to handle our fears. He’ll deliver incomprehensible peace through His beautiful presence. let us be reminded each and everyday that He’ll supply every need for He is our Provider. let us submit our fears, our anxieties, and our worries to Him— He cares for us and that’s truly enough for us to be alleviated.

“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.

– philippians 1:9

the final words i can give is this — submission is a process and allows us to feel a sense of peace. we’re just mere human beings who can’t control much but Christ Jesus is all knowing and all powerful. He has the potency to control every outcome and every step we make… give it to Him and know He’s in control. rest assured in that.

“Anxiety does not empty tomorrow if it’s sorrows, but only empties today of its strength”

– charles spurgeon