“We who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain, where our forerunner, Jesus, has entered on our behalf.” (Hebrews 6:18b-20a NIV)
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust
in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” (Romans 15:13 NIV)
We all need hope. Without it, there is no reason to get out of bed each morning. Whether it’s hope that the semester of tough classes will eventually end or hope in the midst of a life crisis, college students need hope. Statistics show that this stage of life is especially known for hopelessness. The pressures of life mound up and there seems to be no way out. Pray that when college students experience tough seasons, that they would not turn to alcohol, drugs, self-injury, perfectionism, unhealthy relationships, or anything other than Christ to try to fill that void. Pray that their hearts would find Christ to be the hope that anchors their souls and that by the power of the Holy Spirit their lives would overflow with great joy and peace!