Spiritual Practice


Rebecca Wu, 20

Because of God’s call, my family has experienced several moves—from a small move across Los Angeles county to a big move across the Pacific Ocean. Since before I was born, my parents have been seeking God’s will and have gone wherever God has led them. When I was little, I didn’t mind leaving my school or playmates. The older I got, the harder it was to fit in. Sometimes I imagined what my life would be like if I had stayed at my old school and my old church. Would I have more friends? Would I be less lonely? I found that God’s presence surpassed all I could imagine.

Because building relationships takes time, each transfer to a new school brought with it many opportunities for solitude. I used to fear loneliness (I still do sometimes), but now I see that God uses solitary moments to turn my eyes toward God. I spend more time with God than I did before; and I experience peace, knowing that God is with me wherever I go. I have found a friend who will never change and will always accept me. I have discovered an everlasting love.


“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet my unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor my covenant of peace be removed,” says the Lord, who has compassion on you.
Isaiah 54:10 (NIV)

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—from devozine (September/October 2014). Copyright © 2014 by The Upper Room®. All rights reserved.

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