By Natasha Weisenbeck, a junior at Goshen College
Reprinted from Lenten Devotions
I have been very anxious these past months as I have tried to figure out what to do with my summer. In addition, the fear of what to do after college began to creep into my skin as I fear being left jobless and worthless, possessing such a hodge-podge resume that nobody would want to hire me.
Too often I forget God wants me. If I want the plans he has for me, I must trust God in my deeds.
Jesus was scared too. In the garden, he asked for his responsibility to be eradicated. Was he afraid of death? A death which God planned to null and void in three days, a fact Jesus told his disciples frequently.
He knew the plan. He still had fear. But that fear was overcome.
Because God was with him. Because God has called us by name. Because he chooses no one based on their background or nation’s history, fear can be overcome.
Because God is with me and I choose to act in his ways, I need not fear.
Because God is with you today, I pray that you put down your anxieties. I pray you know your worth and your opportunity despite your position. I pray that you are able to do good with each day of your life.
Because God is with us.
SCRIPTURE: Acts 10:34-43 (NRSV)