Being a student can be a very isolating experience. Maybe you’re studying abroad. Or maybe you just feel out of place or alone on campus. Whatever the case may be, loneliness is real and pervasive for college-aged people.
So is there an answer to the isolation you might feel? Yes! There is a God who created the world and everything in it. He wants to show you His great love for you. And He has! How? According to the Bible, God’s true word, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life."
We can all probably agree that we’ve all done something wrong (whether saying, doing, or thinking) in our lives. This is called sin. Our sins have separated us from God, which can make us feel even more alone than we already do.
The Bible says "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God. The Bible says "The wages of sin is death."
But God loves you enough that He sent Jesus, His only Son, to live a sinless life and die on a cross for the penalty of your sins and give you the opportunity to have a relationship with Him. That’s how much He wants you to know Him!
Jesus rose from the dead and now lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior. And with that promise, we know we will never be alone. He promises, “I will never leave you or forsake you,” (Hebrews 13:5) and, “I am with you always.” (Matthew 28:20)
Lord Jesus, I believe You are the Son of God. Thank You for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask You into my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve You always.