“This is what the Lord says:
“Stand at the crossroads and look;
ask for the ancient paths,
ask where the good way is, and walk in it,
and you will find rest for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16 NIV)
NYC is sometimes known as “the city that never sleeps.” I’m pretty sure that phrase could also be used to describe the life of most college students, especially those that live on campus. The number of possible clubs or organizations to join, activities to attend, or sporting events to watch are countless, even on small campuses. That doesn’t take into account time spent doing homework or going to class. Students can easily find themselves going a mile a minute with no time to just rest.
What I love about the verse above is that it shows exactly where rest is found! Sadly, if you read on in Jeremiah it talks about how God’s people chose not to rest in Him. It is easy for many college students to make that same decision. Today, pray that college students would be able to rest in God. Pray they would stop, look around, seek God’s wisdom for the best path, and then walk in it, finding peace and rest for their souls. Pray that they would do this both in the big decisions, like picking a major, as well as everyday happenings. Pray God would give their souls rest in Him.