The Road to Hope

Author: Kathryn Sadakierski — Host: Emily TenterPosted on: September 2, 2022

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The Road to Hope

College preparation is daunting. You outline the roadmap to your future—a
blueprint setting a foundation for your life. Thus, you strive to place
every step perfectly in order, as though you were scaling a mountain and
had to plan each foothold to reach the summit. In high school, I applied to
a wide range of colleges, considering numerous paths, though I’d always
planned to study English. By the midpoint of senior year, I believed I’d
found the college for me, which offered two English tracks. Meanwhile, I
had been exploring other colleges. And then, at one local university, I was
amazed by the sense of connection and community I felt. A traditional
English major program, however, was not offered. I was torn; I had to
choose my original blueprint, didn’t I? Ultimately, I made the choice that
was best for me, enrolling in the university with a great community but no
English program. Initially, I was overwhelmed by designing a new course of
study personalized to my dreams. But, as I let go of knowing all the
details— leaving my worries in God’s care and trusting that He works all
things for His good purposes—everything naturally fell into place, and new
opportunities arose that I had not foreseen. It wasn’t a traditional
English program like I’d imagined, but it exceeded my plans. I learned so
much about myself, discovering new subjects I was passionate about. I
cultivated a meaningful educational pathway through listening to God as I
took steps into the future, resting in His immense love for me. I don’t
have to worry about ordering every specific step of the future. I can rest
knowing Jesus is with me now. He has already triumphed over death, rising
from the grave. With faith in His goodness, I can let go of the fears
weighing me down and savor the amazing journey of walking with Him. •
Kathryn Sadakierski • As Christians, we walk with Jesus through our lives,
which means we can talk with Him as we make big decisions, and we have the
freedom to adjust course as we notice what opportunities God is giving us
and as we learn more about the ways He has made us. Think of a time when
God surprised you with a new opportunity. How did this help change you for
the better? At the same time, pray also for us that God may open a door to
us for the word, to speak the mystery of Christ Colossians 4:3 (CSB)


Read Verses:

Romans 8:28; Colossians 4:3; Proverbs 3:5-Proverbs 3:6