For all of you born between the years 1981 and 1996, or the millennial generation, who are just starting out in grown-up life, things can seem pretty hopeless. That college degree you worked so hard to earn may seem meaningless when employers simply aren’t looking, and making those student loan payments can start to be tough when you are required to settle for jobs that don’t show your true value. With this in mind, it’s easy to see why today’s young people may start to really lose hope and become apathetic in today’s world, but things can really start to look up when you allow God and His divine light into your life.
A person’s profession or set of skills is often seen as part of their identity, and when you go off to college you’re looking to create that ideal identity for yourself. At this time, you may be filled with hope, and filled with the ambitions of what your future career can bring, making it all the more devastating when these things don’t seem to come to pass upon graduation. Since the market crash of 2007, more and more students and young freshly graduated professionals have been losing hope, as they see firsthand just how difficult things are going to be.
There is no perfect person on this Earth, and there is no reason to lose hope, as keeping your beliefs with God can help you, the struggling young person of the millennial generation, to see the light at the end of your tunnel of hardships. There is one particular bible verse, 2 Corinthians 4:16-18, that can really tell all of you toughing it out all you need to know to make your situation seem less bleak, “Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” Through this scripture, you can be inspired not to lose hope, and although things may be tough on the surface, every bump in the road can actually be a temporary challenge to make you stronger in the end.
The economy we’re facing can be more than enough to cause a person to lose faith. However, what we must remember is that when times get tough, looking to God for strength and hope can make all the difference, and the hope that you may need to restart your engine and keep pushing on can be found in the Bible’s own pages as we share these messages together in a Connections Church community group.