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The Start of Something New (Tuesday)

by Chasen Pridgen

Who is ready to be back in school? I know that I am ready to be back with my friends but not so much for the homework and tests!  This is the start of a new school year.  A new school year means new classes and new friends to be made.  All of this can be exciting but can also be overwhelming and stressful.  With all this stress, it can be hard to let God have control and sometimes, it is hard to believe that God is looking out for you.  I can reassure you that he is!  Genesis 1:1 says that “In the beginning, God created the heavens and the Earth.”  There are two key takeaways from this verse.  The first one is that God is the maker of all things; you know that he exists and is with you.  The second key is that God created the Earth with a plan, a wonderful plan that continues throughout Genesis.  Very similarly, God has a plan for you!  He created you with a purpose and has put you at the University of Alabama for a reason.  I encourage you to keep your head high and try to make the most out of everyday that the Lord has blessed you with!