I am glad that my life is in God’s hands, because God has a better understanding than I do of which college I should attend, or graduate school, or how I need to manage my time with my animals and with other people in my life. I make mistakes and God is awesome and righteous because He does not make mistakes. I would be much more content if I remembered that God is trustworthy and I able to lean on Him and not my own understanding. I know that God is good and faithful and that He is three persons in one. I need more time with Him so that I can build my faith and trust in Him solely. Knowledge is knowing some information, but wisdom comes from God and puts the knowledge into action. I need more faith from God, to know that He will, has, and is removing my sin from me and that I can trust that my life is not mine, but His.
I see several other believers around me and they encourage me by their faith, which God has given them. I desire to grow closer to God in a fellowship of other believers and encourage them to grow closer to the LORD and not only know how awesome He is, but have faith that He will never leave you or forsake you.
Elyse Kipfer was an intern at New Beginnings July through September of 2017 and is now a current Resident Supervisor at New Beginnings. She is a Psychology Major and Communication Minor at Wisconsin Lutheran College. She aspires to be a Christian counselor for victims of sexual violence. Her free time consists spending time with her horse, dog, family, and friends. Furthermore, she enjoys having deep conversations and digging into God’s Word.