I can’t believe that my first semester of college is nearly over. It feels like just last week I was arriving for cross country camp. So much has happened this semester! I’m still absolutely in love with Bethel and I still feel that God has me here for a reason, regardless of the trials that I faced this semester. I loved being a part of the traditions like Tip-Off Madness and Midnight Breakfast. God has truly blessed me with amazing people that surround me. The community here is awesome, especially in Shupe (the freshmen girl’s dorm). I don’t know where I’d be without these girls. There’s a lot that I wish happened differently but the choices I made just made me realize how big and gracious our God truly is. He is so good all the time, even in the midst of trial and chaos. I know that’s the most important thing I learned this semester, God is bigger than all the emotional garbage we have, all the hardships we face and all the choices we make. And just because we mess up once or twice or even fifty times doesn’t mean we are useless. God can and will continue to work in our lives, whether we choose to follow immediately or not. So just take time and breathe, God has got this all under control and he will never let us down. And remember the next time you feel like you’ve let God down, you were never holding him up, but he was holding you.