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The pressure to figure out who you are and where you belong is ever-present in college.

We all desire to be known, noticed for our accomplishments and seen when we are struggling. We strive to get the highest number of likes on Instagram or complimented by the cute soccer player. While those things aren’t inherently wrong, as Christians, our desires are meant to be fulfilled by knowing our value in Christ. We are loved and known far beyond the superficial things of this world.

Psalm 139 is a famous, beautiful passage that affirms God’s intimate knowledge of who we are. The scripture says, “O Lord, you have searched me and known me! You know when I sit down and when I rise up; you discern my thoughts from afar.” (ESV)

God knows the good, the bad and the ugly of our lives. We are free to be raw and vulnerable because he already knows us so personally. Rest in the presence of God knowing that he cares about the little details of your life. You don’t need to earn his love or prove anything to him.

He thinks you’re worthy just as you are.

Pray that people would see Him in you. Your life can make the goodness of God known to the people at your college, workplace, household and even to the world.

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Aly Halbakken
Aly Halbakken grew up in Minneapolis, Minnesota and moved to Phoenix, Arizona for college. She is a freelance writer that values her faith and loves all things social media.

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