fear Showing the single result Sort by popularity Sort by average rating Sort by latest Sort by price: low to high Sort by price: high to low Tips for Conquering Fear (PDF) $1.00 Add to cart Reply Sandy January 23, 2013 at 8:18 pm Great advice! I can think of a lot of times I should have tried this, but didn’t. I think I’ll try it first….then cut back on regret! Reply Emily January 23, 2013 at 11:06 pm 1. You can change your attitude and the way you think. 2. The can relate to the beach ball because I don’t let things get in my way. Reply allison January 23, 2013 at 11:26 pm 1. HELPING ANIMALS. Reply Emily January 31, 2013 at 12:14 am 1. The thing that is stopping me from not doing my dreams are not doing the little things. 2. I like the saying “Give up the idea of someday” by success for teens Reply Emily February 6, 2013 at 7:55 pm 1. I think taking small steps helps you get to your goals and dreams then taking one big step. 2. I want to learn how to play the guitar but i have to get a guitar before I can learn how to play the guitar 3. i liked how you said that brad pit had to dress up like a chicken before he became big Reply allison February 6, 2013 at 8:13 pm 1. Small steps are better that large steps. 2. I want to be a veterinarian but life science is really hard for me. 3. Where brad pit had to be in a commercial before he became an actor. Reply Janice February 12, 2013 at 3:11 pm Great checklist for any age! Reply Sandy February 17, 2013 at 3:58 am Hey, that’s really great advice! I wish so many people would follow this shopping list! Reply Janice February 28, 2013 at 10:25 pm It takes 21 days to develop a new habit. Expect it to take time to develop God hunger and also the habit of listening to His presence Reply Sandy March 12, 2013 at 5:21 am Sooooo thankful that the exchange took place!!!! 😀 Reply MIckayla March 13, 2013 at 8:43 pm I learned that it’s ok to fail, as long as you pick yourself back up and try again. I’ve learned that it takes more than just talent to get anywhere, you have to put in the effort and you will eventually get what you want. A positive way to look at a failure would be to look at it as a learning experience. Reply Mickayla March 14, 2013 at 1:07 am That its ok to fail as long as you pick yourself back up and learn from it. I’ve learned that it takes more than talent to get somewhere. It also takes working and persistence to succeed. To look at it as a learning experience and not something to dread and be ashamed of. Reply Emily March 13, 2013 at 10:26 pm 1. That there is no such thing as failure. 2. That you have to keep trying to get things right. 3. I can do things again. Reply MIckayla March 20, 2013 at 10:49 pm That through God’s help, I can change the bad habits in my life and become a better person. Changing the bad habits in the way that I speak. I have the habit to study and to do my homework every night. Reply Amber April 1, 2013 at 1:15 am That’s a great point! Habits do take time to develop so don’t get discouraged if it takes time for them to grow in your life. Reply Mickayla April 3, 2013 at 2:09 pm 1) Write it down in a place that you’ll be able to read it everyday. 2) Trust in God that it will come to pass in good time. Make small goals that will lead you to your dream. 3) Pray about your dream. Ask for wisdom in how to grow towards your dream. Reply Emily April 6, 2013 at 2:17 pm 1. Habbits can be a big deal. 2. Where you were talking about getting up in front of the class and getting nervous. 3. Doing the little thing to help my dream to become a teacher. Reply Emily April 6, 2013 at 2:25 pm 1. Listen to what people say 2. Talk to God more everyday 3. Doing my work Reply Emily April 6, 2013 at 2:33 pm 1. I wirte them on my mirror or and a peace of notebook paper. 2. Pray to God that he will help you more and more everyday. 3. Pray to God about what you want to do. Reply Mickayla April 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm 1) Reading books or finding resourses online on topics and issuses I care about. 2) Yes 3) Spending time in God’s word and just praying and talking to Him and find out what he has planned for my life. Reply Carol April 13, 2013 at 8:39 pm This is a “super” message. I like it! Reply Janice May 8, 2013 at 9:48 am Such a great and practical truth! I can attest that the author, Amber walks what she talks and it works! Reply Kinsey June 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm Every time I tell one of my friends about trusting and believing in The Lord they stop talking to me and then they won’t hang out with me. What should I do? Reply sandy July 1, 2013 at 8:49 pm Wow, Kinsey! I know exactly what you mean! That same thing happened to me! I then began praying that God would give me friends who understood what it meant to be a Christian. I kept being kind and friendly to the ones who kind of dissed me. And it happened, I got some new friends that I could really be myself around and share my feelings about Jesus with. Some of the others then would come to me when they had something dramatic going on in their lives, and then I got to share more with them. Hope the same happens to you! Reply Emily July 15, 2015 at 8:14 pm Although your friends may not want to listen at first, you have planted seeds. Pray to God that He will, in His grace water those seeds. Also pray for your friends before you talk to them about your faith. Pray that God will open their hearts. Know no matter what others think God knows the intentions of your heart and will reward you. Reply Amber July 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm Kinsey – Sandy’s thoughts are really great! Its better to stand up for what you believe in and tell others about Jesus, even if some friends ditch you. I had a similar thing happen to me when I was a freshmen. I found out later that my friends really respected me for standing up for what I believed even though it seemed like they were leaving me out. Keep doing what you know is right, it will pay off in the end. I’ll be praying for you! Reply Kinsey July 2, 2013 at 2:20 pm thanks amber and sandy for those tips. I have some friends that are Mormon and every time I say something about the lord they say it is not true. I have thought to be friends and class mates that have kissed, dated, and they swear all the time. I don’t do that so then they forget about me. Through these struggles of mine it doesn’t seem like something in the end is going to be good Reply Amber July 7, 2013 at 6:01 pm Hey Kinsey! Those are some tough things to deal with. I know I went through a time where I felt exactly like you did. I felt like my friends were doing bad stuff and I was the only one who was doing the ‘right’ thing. Here’s a scripture that encouraged me a lot: “So let’s not get tired of doing what is good. At just the right time we will reap a harvest of blessing if we don’t give up.” (Galatians 6:9 NLT) Keep doing the right thing, even if its tough! Reply JW July 16, 2013 at 8:34 am Good stuff even for an old duff! Reply Janice July 29, 2013 at 9:17 am Great lesson that is true for us throughout life Reply Katie September 17, 2013 at 5:01 am I just need something that includes god into my life. Reply delaneyh October 12, 2013 at 11:15 am that is a good one ,it is so true it is hard 2 love ur enemies Reply Katherine November 6, 2013 at 12:41 am Why are the growth questions unavailable? Reply studentdevos November 6, 2013 at 10:59 pm Great question! Thanks for letting us know. It looks like we have a bug with those. We’re working to get it fixed and hopefully will have them here for you shortly. Reply studentdevos November 7, 2013 at 12:14 am Katherine – We’ve got the PDF link fixed for this devo. Thanks for your patience, and God bless! Reply Daph December 26, 2013 at 12:39 pm Great write, very good point and essential point to prayer as well. You may want to do a little editing because the verse referred to is actually Luke 11.. and not Luke 1, the completely changes the meaning if someone were to look up your reference verse on there on especially if its not of the msg bible Reply studentdevos December 27, 2013 at 6:43 am Thanks Daph, for pointing out our references were wrong in Luke! We got them updated to the right ones. We’re glad you enjoyed reading the devo. God bless and thanks for the feedback! Reply Rhiannon January 19, 2014 at 4:58 am Hi:) I love reading the articles but I was wondering, about this one on who we should pray to, I’ve pretty much always started off my prayers with dear Jesus… Is this wrong? Reply studentdevos January 20, 2014 at 9:23 pm Hey Rhiannon – We think you’re doing awesome praying, “Dear Jesus” if that’s what you feel comfortable with. The devo was meant to emphasize the fact that you should be praying using the name of Jesus, not using the name of Mary or praying to a saint. It sounds like you’re right on track by praying to Jesus! Keep up the good work and thanks for checking out the devo! Reply elephant January 28, 2014 at 3:52 pm I LOve this website alot Reply Grim February 23, 2014 at 2:45 am Superman would have just flown really fast around the world and made time go backwards, then he would have zapped the tree of knowledge with his heat vision and thus remove the chance of a fall in the first place, rewriting history and save millions and billions of people who died due to god’s wrath. Whyd god put the tree there in the first place anyways? Reply Grim February 23, 2014 at 2:51 am If Jesus knew everything and was a teacher why didn’t he teach anything useful? Like how to make a car? Or where illness comes from (its germs not demons)? Or why we should respect women? Or why its wrong to own slaves? Reply FATIMA KAYE February 27, 2014 at 8:34 am 🙂 the Lord prepared the best one for me i know. i will patiently wait for that. Reply Mystery March 13, 2014 at 6:06 am #selfish much Reply MYSTERY March 2, 2014 at 8:03 pm Superman is SWEET…. BUTT, God did create the world and everything in it and he is ruler of everything when superman is a fictional character who “saves” people. the real way to save someone is through God’s love. SUPERMAN-0 GOD- 1 Reply MYSTERY March 3, 2014 at 5:58 am Cafeteria food is gross! Yuck 😛 anyways cafeterias are wild and crazy, how can we relate God to “that” Reply Randall March 6, 2014 at 3:52 pm I can’t download the growth questions. It says the page doesn’t exist. I am a youth pastor and like this study for my group. We started with lesson 1 last night and it went really well but the questions were very helpful. Is there another way I can get them for next week? Thanks Reply studentdevos March 8, 2014 at 6:54 am Hey Randall – We’re really sorry that the questions weren’t available for you. We’ve got the link fixed, so you should be set for this week’s lesson. Glad to hear that the study is working well for your youth group. God bless you and your work with young people! Reply Carleigh March 10, 2014 at 1:00 pm Love the words! Reply Rashmi March 10, 2014 at 4:25 pm I learned a very important lesson that God is not responsible for the bad things that happens to me. I’m suppose to trust him and have faith in his Word, not let the devil deceive me into doing things that might seem good at first but at a point in time everything goes wrong. God has a devine plan for me and for everybody, but for him to achieve it I have a part to play to get there no matter what because I have faith that it will surely come to pass. This faith could be destroyed by the devil, because he has no love for us he uses us because he only comes to steal kill and destroy(John 10:10) I learned a very important lesson that God is not responsible for the bad things that happens to me. I’m suppose to trust him and have faith in his Word, not let the devil deceive me into doing things that might seem good at first but at a point in time everything goes wrong. Reply Marlena December 7, 2014 at 8:56 pm I agree Rashmi. Bad things are all satans doings. like when parents get divorces, its because satan tempted one parent into doing something until finally the other parent has had enough. Reply Heather March 14, 2014 at 12:59 pm Why do good things happen to bad people? Reply Rashmi March 18, 2014 at 5:40 pm It’s a method used by the devil to make things we are not supposed to do seem fun, after awhile all the parts that seemed to be enjoyable comes crashing down. 🙂 Reply James March 24, 2014 at 2:21 am Awesome, but, first, how do I make brushing my teeth seem less boring? Reply chasey March 26, 2014 at 6:41 am I know bad things happen to good people, but God isn’t the one who makes it happen. I think it’s free will. God doesn’t look down on us and say, “I think I want you to get in a car accident.” Just like God doesn’t make us love him, because it wouldn’t be true love. But the bad things that do happen to us are tests. Reply Itzia April 23, 2014 at 6:48 am Great devotional 🙂 blessings! Reply Alex April 25, 2014 at 9:18 am I love this devotional Reply Pastor Lance May 5, 2014 at 7:39 am Awesome devo to conquer fear! And I have discovered over the years, it really works too! Thanks Student Devos for such great tools. Reply Imelda May 9, 2014 at 10:28 pm Excellent. Praying that my son would learn to apply this truth in his life. Reply Monaliza May 18, 2014 at 11:08 am hi!! good evening! thank you for these words of encouragement.. it truly inspired me a lot and help reminding that WE SHOULD LIVE LIKE CHRIST FROM THE INSIDE OUT.. ! ,may GOD continue to bless you!! Reply Amber May 28, 2014 at 9:10 pm I know I messed up really big and hurt a lot of people unintentionally in the process. I have always had a rather rebellious attitude and I have done some pretty bad things that I regret. I’ve never really accepted the notion of a God, and because of that, I didn’t care to restrict my actions. My behaviors lead me into some dark stuff, inlcuding four years of self harm and about two years with an eating disorder. It wasn’t until someone came into my life and introduced me to God and tried to help me turn my life around that I began to accept God. Before, I couldn’t believe a God would let me live the way I did and have me raised the way I was. This person invited me to church and would tell me everything he preacher said that might help me. I started to finally get better…that is until I slipped up. I got in trouble and dragged my friend down with me, and to this day, he still won’t even look at me. I miss him so much, but I believe with God and time, things will eventually work out. By the way, I am 148 consecutive and successful days into recovery. Reply Mary June 23, 2014 at 7:52 pm video not working!!! Reply studentdevos June 23, 2014 at 10:30 pm Hey Mary – Thanks for the comment. Our podcast player has a graphic in the player that makes it appear like a video might. However, its just in an audio format, so what you’re hearing is perfectly fine. If you’d like to watch any of our videos, they will be listed on the watch tab in the navigation. Glad you’re listening to the podcast! Thanks. Reply Mary June 27, 2014 at 3:03 pm Track 3? Who is the god man? What is sin was jesus more than a holy guy? Do you have a relationship with god? What is grace? Reply TEM July 25, 2014 at 12:18 am Hi! I suggest you buy a devotional book that will help you in studying the best love letter ever written, the Bible. 🙂 I bought one and enjoys reading the Bible with it 🙂 Reply Seth July 26, 2014 at 9:32 am I have bad days all of the time, and always want to know what to do and be in a better attitude. Thank you for posting this devotion and I will definitely remember it. Reply Heather A July 27, 2014 at 11:33 pm I work with middle school aged kids and I was browsing through some things on the internet about faith devotions. I came across this site and I couldn’t be happier with what I have found. I wrote down the idea on how duct tape and faith are similar. Used the examples from here and am very impressed. Thank you so much for these great ideas! Super awesome! Reply Seth July 29, 2014 at 8:50 am We have been talking about compromise some in Sunday School. How Compromise is never a good thing, and what to do instead of compromise. This is a great site and it is really useful and helpful!! Reply jewels July 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm Lately I have been having a lot it’s as if nothing in my life is going right. But the lord lead me here and it’s given me a whole new look at my situations. Reply Marjorie November 12, 2014 at 3:06 pm Same here totally agree and I suggest reading 1 Samuel 16:7 Reply ariane July 31, 2014 at 12:28 am _ thanks for sharing your devotion..i learned a lot of things here…Godbless Reply shelley August 9, 2014 at 2:18 pm I’ve been looking for something like this for my 16 yr. old son. Thank you and may God Bless you for your commitment to Him. Reply sheila August 11, 2014 at 4:34 am if you love God more than anything :’) Reply Seth August 15, 2014 at 8:02 am love baseball, love this devotion, love this sight…….great for everyone…….thank you Reply Shealee August 26, 2014 at 12:30 pm I understand what you’re trying to say here, on how to not grow resentful towards the idea of sexual purity but sexual purity isn’t an option, God tells us to remain sexually pure until we are married. Being a Christian isn’t about doing what feels comfortable and always makes sense in your head, he wants us to die to our flesh daily and abide by his word. Reply studentdevos August 26, 2014 at 4:16 pm Shealee – Thanks for bringing that point up. We were trying to address a problem we’ve seen where a teenager takes a purity pledge because of peer pressure and later resents it or feels like they are going to hell because they broke the pledge. The point here was to make the decision to be pure out of a love for and a relationship with God, not because someone was pressuring them into it. God does tell us in His word to be pure, and that’s His best for our lives! Thanks for your thoughts! Reply Julia H September 25, 2014 at 2:51 pm This is exactly what I needed to hear. One of my best friends from kindergarden is being bullied at school and even at church because she has a disorder. It makes me so mad and I want to hurt them like they hurt her. Reply Bethany September 29, 2014 at 6:56 am Thank you so much for this devotional. For a long time I have been feeling like I have no friends, and that people don’t like hanging around with me. Then I asked myself if I had done anything to drive people away. I have to admit that I can get pretty obnoxious at times, which could lead to people not liking me around them. This decotional helped me get a new perspective on things. Reply Banana October 16, 2014 at 9:16 am Guilt has been something I’ve been struggling with recently very much. This was a very uplifting devotion and hopefully it will help improve my mindset on things. After praying about my guilt a lot, I stumbled across this website. I feel it is no coincidence and Gods way of saying that he is much more easy going than I probably think. Thank you for posting this 🙂 Reply Pastor Lance October 17, 2014 at 10:30 am These devotions are so creative but more importantly they contain such practical steps to be an overcomer. Reply Eno October 20, 2014 at 3:34 am Great Words!! His word is spirit and life. Please when are you creating a blackberry, andriod or iphone app? Reply Pat November 8, 2014 at 7:31 am I would like to print this and / or email to myself but can’t find that option. Reply studentdevos November 9, 2014 at 9:37 am Hey Pat – Great question. We didn’t have the email option available, but realized it was a great idea. We’ve updated the site to now allow you to email posts to yourself. You can do this by hovering over the blue plus button below the heading “Similar Teen Devotions” and then selecting the email option. Thanks for the feedback and hope you’re enjoying the devotions! Reply Nicole November 9, 2014 at 2:48 pm Very good examples. I will always lock the door(s) to my heart. Reply Marjorie November 12, 2014 at 2:57 pm I get bad days everyday and I feel like none of my friends really care for me and I want more friends Reply Cameron C August 14, 2015 at 2:36 pm Im here for you 🙂 Reply Marjorie November 12, 2014 at 3:03 pm Lately its like nobody cares for me. My boyfriend just broke up with me and I want more friends and I want your help. Mrs. Sharar told me about this site she’s my art teacher. Reply Amber November 15, 2014 at 5:08 am Marjorie – I can relate to what you’re going through. I went through something really similar a few years ago. Its tough when you feel all alone. I read a book that really helped me get through a similar tough time. Here’s the link to it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/You-Are-Gods-Best-Classic/dp/0879431342/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1416049501&sr=8-1&keywords=you+are+God%27s+best let me know if you have trouble buying it, or don’t have the money. I can see if our church bookstore has a copy and send it with Mrs. Sharar. Andy went through a similar time when he felt all alone. You can listen to his story here: http://studentdevos.com/how-to-survive-a-sucker-put-down-your-back/ . I’ll be praying for you, and be sure to let me know how things are going! Reply Marjorie November 12, 2014 at 3:13 pm My uncle/cousin commited suicide about a month ago Its hard on my family Reply Marjorie November 15, 2014 at 8:26 pm not very well amber he told me he didn’t want to be friends Reply amber November 17, 2014 at 8:47 pm My advice is to think long term about all this. 3 years from now, you will probably be in a new area with new friends and will not hardly remember this guys name. Also, think outside of yourself and reach out to people around you. If you want friends, be friendly. Not doing it to look cool or impress. Just be a friend. Look out to others who might be lonely and often are not popular and start being a friend to them. Several years after high school you’ll not care if you were cool or accepted. You’ll think about times where you were a true friend to the unpopular and those who needed a true friend. Hope you get something out of this. God bless, Amber Reply Elliot Callison December 1, 2014 at 1:32 pm It means to be true .. Reply Elliot Callison December 2, 2014 at 11:32 am do u even Reply Gorena December 3, 2014 at 7:29 pm my FCA students did this devotional this morning and it went great thank you for posting it Reply Elliot Callison December 4, 2014 at 10:25 am thats amazing Reply Marlena December 6, 2014 at 8:17 pm I have been a converted christian since I was 10. I never really looked at it the way I did this year. My parents were divorcing and that put me through really hard times. I need hope! I was looking for devotions, and I found this website. 🙂 Reply Marlena December 6, 2014 at 8:22 pm This happened to me in the last two months. I was hurt, broken, and confused to which parent I was really at home with. It didn’t take me long to find out my mom was a wonderful place to run to. Don’t be afraid to do that! Run to whoever you need to to cry with them or tell them your feelings. Reply Marlena December 6, 2014 at 8:47 pm I have a friend that is named alexis. I want to hurt her bullies so bad. They stressed her out and now she is a cutter. she was abused. I want to help her but I don’t know how. Reply anon November 15, 2018 at 1:21 pm Don’t hurt the bullies , just stick up for Alexis and be there for her , try and teach her about talking to god. Reply Brandon December 9, 2014 at 11:31 am Wow this devo is truly incredible Reply studentdevos December 17, 2014 at 8:21 pm Hey Brandon – We’re so glad you liked it! Reply Chay August 18, 2016 at 10:54 pm Me too Reply Elliot Callison December 10, 2014 at 10:39 am KADABRAH Reply Samantha December 14, 2014 at 11:08 am I think this would be great if a little shorter. I wanted a devo like this to do but a short and sweet one. But, it did seem like a great devo and maybe sometime when I find enough spare time to do this I will. Thanks anyway! ps. The parts I had time to do were great! Reply V December 29, 2014 at 6:45 am Thank you for sharing your story Amber. I pray that you continue your recovery and time will heal the friendship you had. Reply V December 30, 2014 at 7:06 pm Hello Reply callie January 4, 2015 at 11:14 pm I think this is wonderful, never feel that you have to change yourself to be attractive to the other person.. God made you wonderfully, and the way he wanted you, your fearfully and wonderfully made. God will send you a spouse that fits you, give it time, and have faith. Reply cora January 14, 2015 at 11:29 am hi ayomi Reply Just Some Dude January 23, 2015 at 12:37 am That was only 5, but it was still good Reply studentdevos January 26, 2015 at 7:24 pm Hey Just Some Dude – thanks for bringing that to our attention. We must have overlooked adding number six! Its there now. Thanks. Reply Grace February 9, 2015 at 11:25 pm i’ve been having some tough issues with starting high school this year failing algebra so many times and scared i won’t get into to college and lost a boyfriend who cared so much about.And recently lost a really good friend,who then found out talked behind my back I’ve always been a christian i pray every night i go to church every sunday and wednesday and some how I’m giving up i seek out to god but i don’t know what to do anymore. Reply Sam :) May 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm feel free to email me (if it even shows up to you). I think we could have a great conversation. In the past year and a half I have been diagnosed with countless medical conditions, lost all of my friends, and was told I would never live a normal life again. You know what I did? Cried. A lot. And then after a few months of wallowing in my sorrow (which many people with my conditions do), I said heck with this!! And I prayed. A lot. At first I couldn’t even focus because I was in so much pain and my prayers began as “Lord please help me get through this song, I want to worship you.” And slowly but surely, with faith alone I’m sure of it, I gained strength. I’m now a full functioning high school sophomore and I was recently accepted to an advanced, residential high school for my junior and senior year. Don’t give up. Don’t lose hope. AJ you can do it and I would love to give you some more great verses and advice. (This response is three months late haha sorry). Anyone else in need of encouragement can email me also. Heads up guys, we got the best guardian watching over us! He’s got it! Reply AJ February 16, 2015 at 6:42 pm Grace. I went thru something similar a few years back. It felt like all my friends left me. It will get better with time. Don’t give up, and don’t give up on God. God can use you to help people who are going through the same stuff as you later. Reply Scott March 14, 2015 at 9:42 pm Thanks this really will help me improve my faith. Reply PianoChamp March 30, 2015 at 9:38 am This devotion is wrong. God says we will decompose and he will take our spirit. spirit means charachter and thoughts. He restores us withour spirit in his second coming. we go to hevan with him for 1000 years, with satan locked on our earth with the bad people. then, we will come down in the new jerusalem, god will burn the earth and all the sin and make a new earth. We live with him for eternity. This is all in Revalation. Reply amber March 30, 2015 at 9:20 pm You bring up some good points. I didn’t go into as much detail as I could have. The post could have been titled, “What happens to a Christian when they die” to be more clear and then go into more of the details as you explain here. Thanks for your comment! Reply Sabrina April 14, 2015 at 5:03 pm I looked on your website to find inspiration. I am writing a devo book for teens. It will be based on the chapters of John. I’m a teenager myself, but I’m not into things that other teenagers are onto. How do I reach to teens through my devo book? Have any ideas? Please respond back. Reply amber April 20, 2015 at 1:47 pm Hey Sabrina – Its awesome that you want to write devos for teens. I’d just encourage you to go ahead and get started writing them. Don’t wait until you have it all figured out before you get going on it. Grab a journal and start writing your devo ideas down. Maybe as you go, it will become clear to you what the next step is for your devos. Don’t let yourself believe a lie that your devos won’t connect with other teens. That just isn’t true. If God has put the idea of a devo book in your heart, then there’s an audience for what you have to say. Continue to ask God for wisdom and what the next step is to take, but I’d encourage you to just begin writing your ideas down now. Reply Andrea April 28, 2015 at 12:24 pm Thank you for posting these devotions! I’ve been doing these every night and fond they are pretty helpful! Thanks!! ❤ Reply studentdevos April 28, 2015 at 7:12 pm Andrea – Thanks for the comment. We’re glad to hear the devos are helping you! Reply Adina G May 4, 2015 at 3:42 am How do you live for God? (Pls reply if you know how), thnks, God luvs u. Reply studentdevos May 10, 2015 at 8:32 am Hey Adina – Sorry its been a few days since you asked the question. We’ve written a couple of devos that might help you out with some practical ways to live for God. http://studentdevos.com/how-to-live-for-god-in-college/ and this one too: http://studentdevos.com/how-to-live-for-god/ We wish you the best! Living for God is always worth it! Reply Adina G May 12, 2015 at 3:36 am Great lesson. Reply studentdevos May 12, 2015 at 10:58 am Thanks Adina! Glad to hear you liked it. Reply Nadia May 12, 2015 at 1:57 pm Love there devotions on the website! Thanks a lot (: x Reply Adina G May 13, 2015 at 3:37 am Amazing devo, thanks! Reply James May 13, 2015 at 5:07 am I sometimes think people don’t get me. This is encouraging thanks! Reply Sholü May 22, 2015 at 9:59 am God wants us to increase our faith through the trials and obstacles. Reply kateenaboy2112 May 26, 2015 at 9:26 pm very helpful Reply Zoe May 27, 2015 at 11:56 am Hey Reply Zoe May 27, 2015 at 11:58 am Hey Reply JesusLoverForever May 28, 2015 at 7:12 am This is very true! The last verse ( John 4:20 ) is defiantly an eye opener Reply Kellie May 29, 2015 at 1:00 pm This is an awesome lesson! Reply Dillon May 31, 2015 at 1:22 am I really appreciate you posting devotionals from God’s word. It has helped me out and has helped many others I’m sure. I do have a question about your comments on salvation. I noticed it doesn’t include anything on baptism. There are several verses in the Bible that talk about the necessity of baptism in regards to salvation (Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38, I Peter 3:21, Romans 6). I was wondering why you left that out? It seems to me that God’s word makes it pretty clear that baptism is essential to salvation. Reply Nathan August 25, 2016 at 9:53 am Great question, Dillon. I was wondering the same thing. To my recollection, every conversion in Acts ends with baptism. Reply riley h June 5, 2015 at 11:59 am i love this article Reply A.J June 19, 2015 at 11:42 am I have bad days constantly all i have to remember is God is always there for me so i never lose hope and i keep moving forward. Reply sanchitha s June 30, 2015 at 10:49 pm This helped me so much…..THANKS STUDENT DEVOS! Reply June July 10, 2015 at 7:24 am Thank You Jesus !!!,! Reply alyssa s July 11, 2015 at 11:52 am Its great to know that Jesus will always be there for you and will NEVER let you down. Reply Corny August 3, 2015 at 8:25 am Thank you Reply Corny August 3, 2015 at 8:29 am Need help Reply alyssa August 8, 2015 at 11:23 am 1. its a good idea to take small steps even if you dont want to 2. I want to do cross country but at my school they dont have a cross country team so i have to wait till im in high school, instead of being discouraged, i train at home. 3. Galations 6:9 because it gives you courage and when it says that God placed a specific dream in my heart. Reply alyssa August 9, 2015 at 11:05 am 1. Success is built on failing 2. Don’t give up 3. I have a second chance Reply Cameron August 18, 2015 at 2:08 pm This devo helped me understand what it means to have faith Reply Jenny August 19, 2015 at 9:21 pm This is a very good message but I couldn’t help but focus on the grammar issues. Reply Karon D August 21, 2015 at 2:11 pm I am youth teacher and I send out daily these devotions for the youth in my chuch.I and the youth have found them very inspiring. Reply bonnie August 31, 2015 at 12:09 am Where did your teendevo.com website go. How can I find the topic search engine to search for specific topics that my daughter wants to learn about? Thanks, Bonnie S Reply studentdevos August 31, 2015 at 2:17 pm Hey Bonnie – We’re not affiliated with teendevo.com, sorry. However, we did think having a search feature would be a good idea, so we added it at the top of the sidebar. Let us know if you have any other questions! Thanks! Reply Rossel P September 4, 2015 at 12:05 am this is a great help for the young people. can you please send me daily devotion to my email? Reply Lisa September 6, 2015 at 9:02 pm verse and devotion please Reply studentdevos September 8, 2015 at 8:07 pm Hey Rossel – You can sign up for the daily devotions in the side bar on any page. You just need to scroll down to the ‘Get Devotions and Bible Verses Emailed to You Daily!’ heading and enter your name, email, hit submit and you’re all signed up! Enjoy the daily devotions! Reply Anastasya N September 9, 2015 at 8:33 pm Nice! I would like to read more and daily devotions through my email. Thankyou! May God’s grace flow in your life. Amen. Reply Lori October 5, 2015 at 10:51 pm Me and my 3 kids (ages 12,14,16) found this website several months ago, we do the devotions together nightly. 90% of the time they have dealt directly with something we are facing in one of our lives. Tonights message is exactly what we needed at exactly the right time. My husband of 17 years had divorce papers served on me today. He has chosen the life of sin and adultery. I still pray that God can soften his heart and change his heart. Anyone that reads this comment – I want you to pray for this country, pray for families. We are entering scary times ahead and temptation will be around every corner but with God on your side you can flee from any temptation, the devil has already lost, don’t give him power over your life. Reply Liam October 5, 2015 at 11:33 pm You are really encouraging. I have been having a lot of change lately with school and a lot of regrets too. When ever I can’t think straight or sleep, I go straight to here. Thanks a lot! Reply Shenae October 11, 2015 at 3:53 pm I’m really enjoying these devotions, they speak to where I’m at right now. Reply Stephanie October 12, 2015 at 9:19 pm Thanks I just found this website and I’m in a gray area in my relationship with God where sometimes he’s the most important thing to me and other times he’s so far away from my mind. I’ve been struggling with a certain kind of addiction and it in silence hasn’t helped in my relationship with God..sometimes I break down because I get tired of apologizing so many times I seem to disbelieve the sincerity of it sometimes, but bow it’s good to find this place where I can get my bearing and seek strength..thanks!! Reply Carrie October 27, 2015 at 2:33 am For the past week I’ve been struggling with depression. Life has been so horrible to me and I just couldn’t take it anymore. A few nights ago I cut. And every night since then until now. I’m still struggling with depression but the blades are gone. I have no idea where they went, but Jesus took them away. I went to cut today, and well I wanted to cut a lot. And just the night before I wrote in my prayer box (it’s a box I write all my prayer requests in) “I need You right now, I’m so broken. And I need help, I don’t know what to do anymore. Help me please.” And today. The blades are gone. If you are reading this and going through a difficult time. GOD DOES MIRACULOUS THINGS!! He has saved me from.. Who knows what.. I probably would’ve killed myself today if it wasn’t for Him. MIRACLES ARE REAL!! Reply Angel H October 31, 2015 at 7:12 am Awesome DEVOS Reply Jacob December 1, 2015 at 5:37 pm This past year I was diagnosed with cancer. It was hard, but I knew God cared for me and would help me through it. Reply Joe B December 10, 2015 at 10:55 am I don’t believe any of those five things. I don’t even believe God exists. It’s all made up bull. Reply Nancy December 27, 2015 at 5:58 pm I don’t believe Joe B exists, or if he does , he didn’t write the comment above. It’s all made up bull. Reply Joe B December 30, 2015 at 6:47 pm Joe B (me) exists because there is actual evidence for my existence, which is more than I can say for the Christian God. If I didn’t write the comment, who else did? There’s obviously a comment because you just read it and responded to it. If you actually think that claims for a person’s existence is the same as claiming the existence of an infinitely powerful, omniscient, magical super-being who inexplicably manufactured the universe and everything in it by pure force of will… for intellectual obtuseness you take the cake. Reply Paige July 18, 2017 at 12:39 pm Dear Joe B, With God things can be confusing. Yes you may not be able to physically see him or touch him but you can see his work. After all he did create you. I don’t know about your life or what may have happened in your life to know why you say he doesn’t exist but God is all round you. You have to be opened to find him. He’s there with you. In the air, the wind, earth, water, the list goes on. Even though its not how you think you’re supposed to see to God to know he is real you got to faith that he is. He wants you to lean on him for all your needs. He wants you to feel the love that he has for you but you have got to want to see that he does exists. No one can make you see him the only thing we as Christians can do is to share our testimonies and pray that you have questions afterwords. With much Love, you have great day. Reply Nariah December 13, 2015 at 11:37 pm I agree with Jesusloverforever ! 1 John 4:20 is a great verse to get you thinking about your relationship with not only your brother but with God too. Reply Rachael June 28, 2016 at 5:39 pm This is very true Reply christian! :-) December 18, 2015 at 2:25 pm I love this sooo much. Very helpful Reply Toby S January 6, 2016 at 9:07 pm I love this website and I think it will really help me connect with God more. Reply Tony January 8, 2016 at 9:35 am Great point about not over-correcting so that you fall into the other ditch. I like where this is going! Reply Jamie January 16, 2016 at 8:37 am That’s so power people don’t seem to understand that sometimes. ( Even myself) There’s a saying that says if you pray why worry. but if you’re worrying are you sure you prayed. Always have faith in the Lord Reply Maggie Louise January 18, 2016 at 6:18 pm Hey I my name is Maggie Louise and I am a seventh grader I have a mom that lives in Okalhoma and a dad that lives in Iowa… I love them and I love jesus too!! Reply Jerrisa January 28, 2016 at 7:23 pm Hey! This is actually Exodus 2:14 * . Also, isn’t this scripture more related to the fact that Everything we do will eventually catch up with us? Btw, I enjoy this blog and use it for my daily devotions! Only missed one day since the year started and i made up for it! Reply Richard February 17, 2016 at 2:58 am I need Reply Nic February 23, 2016 at 7:41 pm That make’s a lot of sense to me. Reply Karon Davis March 22, 2016 at 7:42 am We love the devotions that you send but the dates are posted wrong.Today is March 21 not the 20 Th.Thank you again for the daily devotions. Reply Emma March 22, 2016 at 10:29 pm This verse is so inspiring, the explanation of the verse is also so amazing,and I love reading your daily devotions! They’re incredible and help me, and many other people so much!! May God bless you! Reply madison b March 27, 2016 at 1:33 pm That scripture isn’t John 10: 27. It’s found in many places but not there. Maybe you meant to put Mark 12:30? Reply Rozette April 11, 2016 at 10:12 am Amen. So blessed 🙂 Reply Sandy April 13, 2016 at 4:42 am Such a simple illustration to remind us about keeping our eyes on Him! I love it! It was just what I needed this morning! Reply Rajandaran April 14, 2016 at 11:04 pm I am a high school teacher. I find your illustrations suitable to be used during devotions. Praise God for your wonderful teachings. Reply Joy April 26, 2016 at 10:28 am I needed to read this today! Thanks so much for this free daily devotional, its made a difference in my life and my friends. Reply Ellie H May 13, 2016 at 2:06 am Thank you so much for this. I know God spoke through you guys to me. God is good!! Reply Izzy May 13, 2016 at 10:57 pm Everything you said was true failure wasn’t bad thing because it teach you to good in your life ,but sometimes you think that ,than you said I can do this but some of us don’t think that because they try learn from their mistakes it just make them feel like they were not part of this life or they just want to find themself were they belong . Reply Dana May 16, 2016 at 5:21 am Is it okay if I repost this to my blog? I will put credit and post the devotion’s website. 🙂 Reply Melissa May 20, 2016 at 9:10 am I love this. Thank you! Reply Michael May 22, 2016 at 10:37 pm Grammar is important. You need “too” not “to” when you go “too far.” But the real question is … “What is too far? — What do you mean by “messing up” sexually? Is your definition of messing up applicable to one age (or age group) as opposed to another? Please clarify when going too far in the eyes of humans is OK in the eyes of our Lord Jesus Christ. If one is mature enough to share her/his Love with another (of the same disposition) for the sake of finding out more about the nature of our Creator, then I feel this sharing with our Lord Jesus Christ would be most welcome in Heaven. Reply Kylie June 1, 2016 at 9:12 am This is Philipians 4:4 Reply Anna M June 7, 2016 at 6:22 am What version is HSCB please? Do you mean HCSB? Reply studentdevos June 7, 2016 at 8:36 pm Yes! We typed it wrong. Sorry about that! Reply Jeff R June 10, 2016 at 12:38 pm These are not quite right. First, If your relationship is pushing you towards things you wouldn’t normally do, there’s a good chance you’re in love, because you are doing things simply to be with your significant other. If the things you are being pushed towards doing make you uncomfortable, you may still be in love, but it might not be a very healthy relationship. The church test is really dependent on various variables, such as: Are you easily embarrassed? If you are, your embarrassment talking about what you do with your girlfriend/boyfriend may not be a bad thing. If you are embarrassed because what you are doing with them is a sin, then you still might be in love, but again, it’s not very healthy, at least in a spiritual sense. As for the Family test, it has the same flaws as the other ones: It doesn’t really determine if you’re in love, but whether your relationship is healthy. If your relationship isn’t healthy should you call it off? That depends (and no, I’m not talking about adult diapers). If the relation ship is only hurting you spiritually, it may be worth trying to fix it, with the happy result of winning a brother/sister for Christ, and being much happier. If your relationship is hurting you emotionally and/or physically, you are better calling it off. Reply Kayle H June 13, 2016 at 4:43 pm I think often youth are discouraged when it comes to fear, and sometimes fear is rather crippling. This lesson shows that in God and His love, there is no fear, and that is something we all need reminded of. Reply Adam H July 1, 2016 at 8:18 am Great devo today!!! God wants us to listen to Him. Reply Caleb F August 4, 2016 at 12:28 pm Wow this Devo touched my heart. Reply Tania August 5, 2016 at 5:43 am I really love this devotional but it really would have been best if it was posted a bit earlier than it usually is. Reply Caleb F August 5, 2016 at 11:57 am Wow I’m so glad I’m a Christen!!!! Reply Major M August 23, 2016 at 10:04 pm Wow! Reply Molly August 27, 2016 at 9:50 pm God just brought to my attention this verse to share with my high school girls that I teach, then I stumbled onto your website to research a completely different topic. I clicked on the devotions page and the first think I see is a devotional on the verse God lead me to share with my High Schoolers! Praise God! Awesome website! Thanks for doing this! Reply Ashleyanna September 3, 2016 at 2:26 pm Wow! That was deep! I feel like God led me to this post for a reason. I’m one of those people where I don’t really believe in myself or have confidence in things I say or do. Lately I have been praying about my self esteem and that it could be strong and “healthy” and this post was exactly what I needed! God is good! 🙂 Reply studentdevos September 5, 2016 at 9:16 pm We’re glad to hear that the post was what you needed! God Bless! Reply Angie September 4, 2016 at 11:03 pm wow I really loved reading this its been a week since I found this website and I really enjoy it because I’ve been wanting to give the time and have a stronger relationship with God and love him like he loved us 1st and otherwise I really enjoy this website its the best website it really has helped me get closer to God. Reply studentdevos September 5, 2016 at 9:17 pm We’re so happy to hear that your relationship with God has been strengthened by reading the devos! Reply ALEX September 4, 2016 at 11:22 pm Why is the devotions not getting updated daily ?? Today its 5th of September, but the devotion here is still of the 1st September. Please update it regularly, its a great blessing for many 🙂 Don’t Lose hope in your ministries . Reply studentdevos September 5, 2016 at 9:19 pm Thanks for the encouragement Alex! We usually take the weekends off from posting devos. Since this one was a holiday weekend for us, we took an extra day to be with our family. You should see the devos resume tomorrow! Thanks. Reply Ann September 6, 2016 at 12:00 am These help me through a lot, thank you for devoting time to do these. It’s kinda odd though because, as I was doing this devotional, Better than a Hallelujah began to play from my playlist haha. Anyway, thank you again. Reply Joe B September 16, 2016 at 2:11 pm “We all face situations in life when we feel scared and alone.” Kind of like the way the inhabitants of Jericho must have felt while Joshua and his army were circling the city waiting to go in and massacre every man, woman, child and living thing. Joshua was pretty much a mass murderer and ethnic cleanser. Was God there for the women and children of Jericho when Joshua’s army tortured and sliced them to pieces or was God with Joshua? Was God with the parents and little children that Joshua threw in a pit and had burned alive or was God with Joshua? If the later then God has a great deal of blood on his hands. ~ one teen’s rant. Reply Grace September 3, 2017 at 6:30 am Hello Joe. I understand your questions, I recommend reading this book called Old Testament Survey by Paul House and Eric Mitchell Reply Grace September 19, 2016 at 6:54 am i love this. It really makes since. Thank you for posting this devo Reply Lisa Barrett October 4, 2016 at 5:24 am Anxious for my daughter to read Reply Roshin J October 7, 2016 at 9:22 am I love these devotions. Wish you had it in audio format that could be shared on what’sapp for my teen kid, nephews and nieces as well. Reply Rebe October 12, 2016 at 5:01 pm Career is one of the most tough decision of our life and you rightly said that if we strive hard, by the grace of almighty , we get the right path forward. Reply rachel October 20, 2016 at 6:45 pm these are good Reply Bonnie S October 26, 2016 at 1:59 pm The new advertisements are very distracting and I am looking for a similar website without them my 13 yr old daughter is easily distracted, there are enough distractions in the world, is there a way to at least put the ads after the scripture and devotion? Reply Deegie October 29, 2016 at 5:18 pm I ordered the Lego lesson but didn’t receive anything. I would like to get the option to the download ASAP. Thank you! Reply studentdevos October 30, 2016 at 8:53 pm Hey Deegie – Once you checkout you have the option to click a link to download the lesson. Did you close the screen before getting the chance to download the lesson? Reply thabisile m November 5, 2016 at 5:37 am the best devotion site Reply Tanya November 29, 2016 at 11:37 pm awesome lesson- I can even tailor this to younger kids. Thanks! Reply Emma December 3, 2016 at 2:30 pm So inspiring yet so true. Those around us have a huge impact on our lives but it’s so hard to notice it unless you take a step back and realise. Be around those that inspire you to be better not those who put you of course in life and where you want to be. Reply Andrea December 13, 2016 at 11:25 am this is good!! Reply Melissa H January 4, 2017 at 11:39 am The link on the questions says it can not be opened. Reply studentdevos January 4, 2017 at 7:45 pm Sorry Melissa. We’ve got that link updated for you. Reply Haylie January 16, 2017 at 11:35 am getting involved in an organization is a great way to meet godly friends! I’m involved with Younglife and I’ve met some of my best friends there. It’s people who will point you back to Jesus and I do the same. It’s incredible to see the doors God has opened up for me at college, I’ve never felt closer to Him! Reply India January 18, 2017 at 6:43 am This is true but being an African American we have a reason to fear….. lets not forget about police brutality and racial profiling against people of color. We need a devotional to help us stay strong during this time when. We are being killed for simply being black. Reply Simone B January 27, 2017 at 1:34 am Wow, I felt like God was speaking through the author of this devotional. I stumbled upon this at 11:30 pm, and this was so helpful. I am a sophomore in college studying music education who has doubts about whether this is where I am most helpful, where I am best using my gifts. I need to pray about this more. Regardless of whether I stay on this path or not, I know that I am not a person who gives up easily. I learned from this past year that failure does not make me this in the towel- it pushes me to try harder. I want to be a blessing, I want to be needed. I am reminded that Christ doesn’t need us, but he desires us to the point of death. His choice made my choice to choose life forever possible. Thanks you Jesus! Reply Miriam January 31, 2017 at 12:50 pm You should create an app your work is really good and beneficial for the youth. Reply Meenu March 6, 2017 at 10:17 am Thanku very much..it seems correct ..ill try this..n when the result comes ill.post it….praise the lord… Reply Natalie March 22, 2017 at 3:29 pm Beautiful verses but how does one reconcile this with the words of Jesus in Matthew 10? 34 “Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35 For I have come to turn “ ‘a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law— 36 a man’s enemies will be the members of his own household.’ Reply Bayleigh March 24, 2017 at 7:59 pm What is the Bible verse that got you through those tough times, the one you showed to your mom and other loved ones? Reply studentdevos March 24, 2017 at 10:16 pm Good question. It won’t make much sense if you weren’t a part of the situation, but it was Acts 26:14 – “All of us fell to the ground, and I heard a voice asking me in the Hebrew language, ‘Saul! Saul! Why are you persecuting me? It is hurting you to keep on kicking against the cattle prods.’ Reply Thismyfavverseanditswrong March 28, 2017 at 8:18 am This is not Isaiah 41:10 Reply Nevaeh M April 2, 2017 at 8:50 pm That is what everyone should do and I admit, when I am bored I text a friend or play a game and I don’t take the only 5 minutes in the day for God and that is bad because your not letting him in your life like guiding you to the good things in life instead you might run into things for not listening to him. Maybe for now one we should take those 5 minutes or more and listen to him, let him into your heart and love him. Reply Nataly O April 12, 2017 at 1:43 am Just like dancers focus on one spot in front of them when they spin to avoid dizziness, we focus on Christ to avoid getting lost in the world. Reply Thomas M April 13, 2017 at 9:11 am This is really wonderful illustration which encourages me in my faith. Thank you.. Reply thabisile m April 13, 2017 at 2:24 pm very good Reply Sandy April 14, 2017 at 2:19 pm Great word…..and oh so true! Reply Sue Ann G April 20, 2017 at 6:00 am thank you for the 7 strategies they are so beneficial to me Reply Ryan W April 21, 2017 at 3:25 pm You know god is real when you hear his voice and see his face right?Wrong you know god is real when you accept him in your heart and 100% truly feel his working through you.I’m not saying I’m perfect, I’ve sinned and hurt people verbally, and cheated and lied and accused but I have tried so hard to make up for it and I have but that doesn’t take away what I have done god does, because he loves and he saves and he heals and he knows and he sees and it is he who reigns.God sent Jesus down to die for our sins all throughout his adult life he was accused and threatened and hated and tortured when put on a cross and being nailed and given vinegar to drink instead of water.And he literally took in all of our sins to save us.So am I just someone saying something on the internet could god not be real maybe but I doubt he isn’t and if he is ide rather go through life believing that there’s a loving, caring, wise god protecting me than fear there isn’t. Reply Anonymous April 28, 2017 at 9:20 am What an excellent comparison to how much freedom Christ gives us! Reply Alivia Lynch April 28, 2017 at 9:40 am i have a friend that feels lost. She said she has felt this way for years. I’m trying to reach out for her but she keeps refusing my help. All i can do now is pray for her. When i pray i declare what i pray and mean it. I have asked God to take it out of my hands because it is hurting me. Since i gave it to God should i just stop thinking about it or should i continue to pray? Reply Emma and Caleb April 30, 2017 at 3:09 pm Make Questions please. 🙂 Reply J B May 2, 2017 at 1:30 am Thanks you father….I know u will always keep ur time….but please let not my hope on u be loosen….please be with me and guide me….let ur will be done in my life………… Reply Nadia S May 2, 2017 at 4:02 pm I love this devotion because it is so true. We have a tendency to hold on to other things besides Gods promises for us when we should trust him and know that he has a plan for our lives so we shouldn’t doubt it. Reply Jose May 9, 2017 at 7:56 am Your Devos have been a blessing everyday. Just a quick note. The verse if today is not Hebrews 4:18, ut is Romans 4:18. God keep blessing your ministry. Reply Abigail May 9, 2017 at 9:16 am I was wording if their questions for this devos? Reply Abigail May 9, 2017 at 9:18 am And if you can make questions for why words are like legos? Reply studentdevos May 10, 2017 at 5:15 am Good question Abigail! We’ve only started adding discussion questions to a few of our newer devotions. Glad to hear you’d like them. We will keep adding them to more devotions as we have time! Reply Abigail May 11, 2017 at 10:43 am Thank you I was wondering if I could use your devos for a class devos and if you can make questions for this devos please? I really need questions. Reply Lukas F May 14, 2017 at 9:55 am “Take some time today to thank God for everything He has made.” Thank God? Anyone who worships such a cruel, unmerciful God, who brutally murders countless innocent men, women and children with earthquakes and tsunamis, is a maniac. God might be real, but is definitely not great. Reply Anthony June 21, 2017 at 9:11 am Lukas, There are a lot of things in this world that we may never understand why they happen. However, taking the time to read the Bible, God’s perfect Word for us, will help you understand that God is truly a loving and wonderful God. He is not a cruel tyrant that intends harm for us. The Bible says that we, the human race, are fearfully and wonderfully made. We are not an after thought and none of us are “mistakes”. God knows exactly how each of us is made and how we think. He created us to have free will to make our own decisions in life, including having faith that He is who He is; or not believing at all. But He wants a relationship with all of us, not just a thought that he exists. He loves us so much that Jesus was sent to the cross to pay a price that we as humans could never pay. His blood being shed was the only way to cover the sins of all mankind throughout eternity. That includes those who will believe and those who will not. Jesus was and is perfect and we are not. This earth and all living things are not meant to last forever. This earth will eventually crumble. But death is not the end. I believe with all my heart that there is eternity to face after death and where we spend it is based on whether we accept through faith that Christ Jesus is Lord of All. The Bible says that those who truly seek will find Jesus to be who He says He is. Faith in a living Christ Jesus is the difference between spending eternity in heaven with Him, or eternity in hell with Satan. “For God did not send His Son into the world to condemn the world, but that the world through Him might be saved.” John 3:17 God did not take the time to create us the way he did just to destroy and/or torment us. I hope that you will take the time to really seek Him and not just choose to continue with the hopeless thought that God is hateful because He is the God of hope. He knows who you are and wants you to find out just how much He loves you. Reply Amarachi May 25, 2018 at 2:18 am This world full of suffering and pain was never Gods intention for human kind. It started out with a perfect world free of sin and death and filled with Joy and gladness. This is a clear indication that God had wonderful plans for the world. But these plans were truncated by sin and the consequences of sin is sorrow. You’d probably wonder why God is making us pay for the sins of Adam and Eve. Does it mean that he doesn’t love us? Not at all. God loves us so much that he looked down on this sinful world and sent His ONLY son Jesus Christ to die for us. So that we have hope of a much better life someday, in Heaven. Where there is no sorrow or pain. I was very hurt to see that you think God is mean and cruel when He is the very opposite. I really hope that your misconception on who God is changes. He’s not Zeus that strikes people down to destroy them. He is pained by the perishing of his people and the bible tells us that. This is why he gives us the greatest consolation, heaven. This is our hope and consolation as Christians. Reply Cassidy N April 12, 2018 at 5:34 pm HOW DARE YOU!!! God is NOT dead. Sin is what causes those stuff, not God. God wants us to make our own desisions. You were created by God in your mothers womb. You are loved by God so so much! He wants you to come to him and repent for your sins. We are very sinfull. Ever since Eve took the serpents advise, this world had been cursed. But when God comes again he will judge the living and the dead. The people in heaven will be celebrating and the people in hell will rot in sin forever and ever. BTW watch your language. Reply no name May 23, 2017 at 9:13 pm keep it casual? what then why havea relation like this instead of be friends. if its only gonna be casual.. Reply Bloo June 12, 2017 at 9:30 am I’m scared of the dark… lol Reply Evie June 18, 2017 at 5:48 am Thank you Reply Tim July 1, 2017 at 11:10 pm One thing to be noticed here is that it says that God ‘will’ strengthen us, surely. And this is the God that created the universe. There’s nothing impossible for him. Do not be afraid of mere man, instead fear God. Revere his power and worship him with awe. Reply No name July 19, 2017 at 2:17 pm I personally don’t believe that we will most likely date multiple people before we date the one we are supposed to marry. I believe that if we listen to the Lord, he’ll guide us to the one who he made just for us to bring glory to his name without giving our hearts away to multiple people beforehand. Thanks for the post! Reply Alfred July 24, 2017 at 7:20 pm This is so much in good timing. Thanks for this. 🙂 Reply Joan W August 2, 2017 at 1:54 pm Yes. Why is baptism a stumbling block? If Jesus taught us to do it and those who accepted Christ are baptized why is it left out? Reply Alfred August 6, 2017 at 6:36 pm this inspired me to start my day right. Reply Marie R August 11, 2017 at 10:23 am PLEASE fix this video – it is really good, but I can’t use it in my classes because it will not load. It has worked well in past years – please help! Reply studentdevos August 13, 2017 at 7:47 pm Marie – We stopped subscribing to the service that allows these to play. Sorry for the inconvenience! Reply Alfred August 15, 2017 at 8:32 pm Yes. Definitely a good reminder. I am guilty of being so concious about what other people think about me.. Being a mediocre public personality did that, I guess. But now, my days are no longer filled with going out in public and presenting myself as someone pleasing, so I sometimes still carry-on with trying to make myself look good to others. Anyway, thanks for the reminder 🙂 Reply Cindy M August 24, 2017 at 7:34 am I have ever started reading these to my 17 year old daughter before school. She doesn’t like it but God is planting get seeds!!! Reply Mike August 25, 2017 at 4:59 am Did you mean to choose Genesis 6:5, instead of 5:6? Reply Alfred September 2, 2017 at 8:27 pm This Devotion had me on the brink of tears. It’s very timely in my situation right now and it gave me 100 percent booost and recharge. Thanks Team. Keep up the Good Work of bringing encouragement and delivering God’s messages to us. Your ministry is awesome. God bless you all and your ministry. Thanks heaps! Reply Belle September 19, 2017 at 10:33 am Sooo… these devotions are just going on a continuous cycle? Reply Kevin L September 22, 2017 at 7:48 pm Hi Andy and Amber! What a great website! Thank you so much for writing and putting up all these devotions, and then making them available. I work with some young people at church, and I was thinking of recommending that they sign up for emails of your devotions. Just doing my due diligence, I was wondering if you wouldn’t mind sharing a little bit about your faith background, and which church/denomination you worship in? Sorry to be so nosy, I’m just trying to be responsible in my recommendations. Thanks so much. I’m an evangelical that’s at an Episcopal Church (I know, shocking) in California, trying to make sure that the few young people we have in our congregation have the chance to know Jesus in a life giving way. Thanks again! Reply studentdevos September 25, 2017 at 8:00 pm Hey Kevin – Good questions. We’re (student devos) not affiliated with any church or denomination. We (Andy and Amber) do attend a non-denominational church. We don’t pretend to be Bible scholars just want to write some devos to encourage students in their walk with God. Everything we put out is firmly based in the Bible and we use scripture to back up whatever we say. Hopefully that helps answer some of your questions! God bless in your work with young people at your church! Reply Gracey September 25, 2017 at 1:16 pm Love this devotion. Is it okay if I use it for my devotion in class? Reply studentdevos September 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm Gracey – Yes! Please use it to encourage others. We’d just love it if you tell others it’s from studentdevos when you do! Reply Marvin October 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm i don’t like reading the bible Reply Hazel October 13, 2017 at 10:42 am Thank you for always posting inspirational devotion. Keep it up! Reply studentdevos October 15, 2017 at 1:50 pm You’re welcome! Thanks for the encouragement! Reply Diane October 16, 2017 at 6:18 am Thank you, I needed to hear this today! Reply Alfred October 16, 2017 at 8:14 pm i needed to hear this for the past months. thank you guys for doing this. God bless you all Reply Eloisa A October 21, 2017 at 11:07 am To be honest, I was covered with fear and worries before reading this. Being a student and knowing your parents are hoping to give your best is difficult. I was pressured because of the society and what it dictates me to do. This devotion serves as an eye opener to me. Refreshing my heart and my mind that God would never leave me, and of course to be thankful. Thank you God for reminding me that you will do anything for me, and all I need is just to focus to you and to the positive things in my life. God bless to the writer of this devotion. Reply Emily C October 23, 2017 at 4:46 pm SO GOOD!! I love this website <3 Reply Uzendu E November 1, 2017 at 8:31 am Thank you so much. This actually came at the right time because i was really depressed but right now, I cant help but smile because I have realized what God has Done for me and how much he loves me. Reply Holly November 6, 2017 at 5:07 pm This has really changed my way of thinking. Lately, I’ve been going through something where I feel like I’m not wanted. I feel like nobody likes me, even though I have a lot of friends, they sometimes ignore me. One time I was practically screaming in their ear and they didn’t answer me. I also have an older sister who is almost perfect (since no one is perfect), she get first chair in band, she’s REALLY good at art, and she always seems to get first in everything. I feel like I have to stand up to that, but sometime I just can’t. This has shown me that it really doesn’t even matter what we are like on this earth, what other people think. When we die we are going to go to heaven where everything is perfect. Even though this life is still hard, I just need to think about my eternal life Reply Annika November 8, 2017 at 8:08 am Sometimes it is hard for me to remember that God wipes away all of our flaws and makes us clean. I’ve made a LOT of mistakes in my short life, and it is easy to feel like I don’t deserve God’s affection. But. I do believe in God, so I have the assurance that my belief is my saving grace! Reply Alfred November 8, 2017 at 11:06 am true 🙂 Reply Blair November 8, 2017 at 5:05 pm WOW!! such great news. Its hard to get cought up in whats happening in our daily lives and this devotional really gave me a true understanding that I am right with God! Reply Kaila November 12, 2017 at 8:57 am I read this at the perfect time, thank you <3 <3 Reply unknown November 17, 2017 at 2:11 pm Thank you for sharing! Reply Aalfin E December 1, 2017 at 6:10 am Daily Bible Verse and Devotion makes me to see GOD in totally different way. Getting boosted everyday. Thank you for this wonderful little retreat.. Reply Ryan M. December 5, 2017 at 10:35 pm If God is always with me when I’m lonely and I can’t feel his presence, how can I feel comforted? Reply Rey December 7, 2017 at 12:48 am Go worship Him, just play a song or sing, pray something.. You can feel His presence. Reply Dan R December 7, 2017 at 7:04 am As a minister I would like one of these tracks please. Reply studentdevos December 11, 2017 at 9:53 pm Here’s the link, Dan. http://studentdevos.com/devotions/discipleship/ Reply Kinsey December 27, 2017 at 8:24 am That was a uplifting Devotion and it will help me through the hard times I have I will pray to God instead of blaming him because now I know it is not his fault. Reply Holly December 30, 2017 at 2:22 pm I’m a really negative person, I have really negative thoughts and always say negative things about myself that aren’t true. Now that I’ve read this I think that this might be the reason why I fall down so often in my spiritual life. I love these devos so much, because they seem to always speak to whatever I’m going through. I used to think I was the only person that went through these type of things and devotions never really spoke to me. But, now after waiting a while the devotions have started to really speak to me and they help me get through struggles in my life. People always said you have to be patient and I thought that maybe no matter how patient I was nothing would ever come through to me, but now they do. Reply Meaghan January 10, 2018 at 6:53 pm Nice. Me and my class read this together during math class. We have this new tablet thing where most of our curriculum goes on the tablet, like homework, warmups, and weekly devotionals. We’re so lucky to go to a Christian school! Our teacher makes us write a complete six sentence paper about the devotional, but it’s not too bad. We do those on tablets too! Reply Lori R January 12, 2018 at 1:29 pm You are making up the words of God! Starting with leaving out a VERY BIG word in John 3:16 “SO” You really need to STOP this NOW. You are CHOPPING UP JESUS The WORD that became flesh and dwelt among us Reply Annie Grace R January 14, 2018 at 6:54 pm I love these ~Annie Grace R Reply Anonymous love January 22, 2018 at 11:06 pm I love this devotion because I see people putting themselves down daily. And, they say they want change, but they never do anything to try to change it, the world won’t change for you, you have to change it. And the very first step towards this, is changing your perspective, do this, and the rest will follow. Whenever the hard times are on you, don’t let that be reflected in your words, if you use your mouth to spread kindness, it will surely be spread back to you. Reply Anonymous love January 23, 2018 at 11:58 pm This devotional reminds me of the lesson that is all to often forgotten, that we are not able to break habits on our own. We tell ourselves that we will keep away from whatever it is we need to stop doing, but to no avail. Once we realize and understand that we alone can not break our strong habits, we can hand them over to God. With God in our corner we can accomplish anything, and suddenly the task of breaking those habits will diminish to nothing at all. No matter how bad the situation may be, God almighty can always lift you up out of it, you just need to trust that he will. Reply Katie January 24, 2018 at 6:53 pm Thank you. This helped me a lot!!! Reply Anonymous love January 24, 2018 at 10:33 pm This devotion is true in many ways. Although you may have a rough outline of who the person you are dating might be like, you never know for sure what they’re true personality is. If you want to start a good, healthy relationship, you need to start with god. If you feel guilty when you are around your crush or significant other, and feel ashamed to let people see that you are together, it’s probably not a very good relationship (this is not true of all cases, of course, you may just need to talk with them). If you feel good about out who you are with, understand each others boundaries, and are willing to let the world know that you are a couple, congratulations, you have probably found someone good for you. God will give you signs if your relationship is going down the wrong path, it’s our decision wether or not to acknowledge them. If your relationship is good, clean, and healthy, you will feel right with God when you are with them. God does not shame being in a relationship, he wants you to find love, and when you do, it will feel right. Reply Anonymous love January 25, 2018 at 11:04 pm This devotion is very sry true, people say they are Christian, but then never fully devote to god. This is one of the hardest things for people to do, to trust in something they can’t see. But if you. Start to look into god’s word, it will become easier and easier to have faith. When you fully surrender yourself to the will of God, your soul will be lifted of its burdens, and you will be free to fly. So read I implore you, read gods holy word until it is engraved in your brain, and live through that precious scripture. Reply Kevan G January 28, 2018 at 12:10 pm I shared this devo with my teen group it went well and they responded well with it. Thanks for the good content. Reply studentdevos January 31, 2018 at 6:51 pm That’s great to hear, Kevan! Reply Marks January 29, 2018 at 9:14 am Anxious to read it but I don’t have money Reply Cameri M February 8, 2018 at 3:10 pm This verse is really good about telling you that if you give a gift or even something small your gift will return to you in full and right into your lap. The smaller or bigger you give will determine what you get back so the more you give you get back the amount or more. I feel that’s what people don’t understand giving is a good thing and sometimes we like to be selfish and we shouldn’t be that way. Reply Teresa B February 8, 2018 at 3:32 pm Please pray for Timothy joesph Blackwell protection from evil and racism people who hate and kill. Reply Keona February 12, 2018 at 7:31 am This is perfect timing! I needed this encouragement! Thank you! Reply Cindy p February 23, 2018 at 12:07 pm Love the comparison with faith and duct tape. I’m teaching a youth group at our church and I feel these devotions will help them make a better connection to our lesson. Thanks for putting this out there in the web for all of us to use. Hope to find more great devotions!!! Reply Yvette March 12, 2018 at 3:26 pm Please keep these devotions up! I’ve been passing them onto my daughter to read, because many of your topics are relevant to where she is right now! Thank you from one grateful mum. Reply Dona March 14, 2018 at 10:58 am Thank you! This is what I exactly need. God bless you 🙂 Reply Prophet-Prince Chigozie C Azudiugwu March 27, 2018 at 11:40 pm You re’right beloved.Words offcourse are very powerful positively or negetively.God Himself started, created ,hanged,healed every thing/people with words-Gen 1.Mk 5.Words are powerful because it works in unity with Holy Spirits or evil spirits depending on whether evil or good words-Ephe.6 .17.Jesus said in Mt 12.37 by your words you are justified or condernmed .Many are in grave ,hospital,confusions,fears,in hatreds,divisions ,divorces,evacuations and lost one another due to words they received or speak.Words come from heart condition direct to tongue then enters to the ears with good or evil spirit.Jesus said ‘out of the aboundant of the heart the mouth speaks’.All of us must repent,call it a sin and tell God to heal your heart and tongue.THEN CHANGE WHAT YOU HEAR. Reply Stefanie April 3, 2018 at 2:48 pm Thank you so much for this article. I am going to be using this on Wednesday with my teens in my church as well. Great read! Reply kem John A April 4, 2018 at 10:27 am Please make an app like this, in Playstore. Thanks.. Reply Joe B April 6, 2018 at 11:33 am Noah didn’t build any “ark”. The story is BS, it’s just myth and allegory. A world wide flood is not supported by any geological or historical evidence. Stop being literalist fundies. Reply Bayleigh April 24, 2018 at 10:24 pm This is so powerful, thank you!!! Reply Ana May 7, 2018 at 1:39 pm Thank you for those who wrote this and decided to post this. This really helps. 🙂 It means a lot to me and has helped me a lot. Thanks Teen Devos!!!!! Reply studentdevos May 8, 2018 at 2:53 pm So glad to hear it, Ana! Reply Michael May 7, 2018 at 5:24 pm I am addicted to porn and dating site elite dating, to get nude pics and videoy of women, I need prayer and want to be saved, I look at women as sexual objects an d just want sex I need help pray for me. Reply Gbemisola May 10, 2018 at 9:34 am Recently subscribed to this devotional. Thanks to whoever writes this. God bless you! More inspiration Reply studentdevos May 24, 2018 at 9:55 pm You’re welcome. So glad you’ve been enjoying them. Reply Hiedy June 12, 2018 at 6:23 am I love this so much it gives me goosebumps and more understanding of life so thank u so much Reply Samkelo June 12, 2018 at 2:53 pm Wow I’m Inspired will all the verses quoted I’m still a young I’m 20 yrs and this Sunday the 17th of June I’ll be preaching Reply HR June 21, 2018 at 8:45 am How do I know that God really loves me? I’ve done so many bad and stupid things. How could anyone love me? My parents have abandoned me, so why wouldn’t God? Reply studentdevos June 21, 2018 at 8:29 pm HR I can really understand where you’re coming from. I felt so unloveable for so many years. However, the great thing about God is that His love isn’t based on what you do. He loves you the same no matter what you do. He sees your value where others don’t. He made you and knows you. Ask Him to reveal to you the depth of His love and He will! Check out Psalm 139:14 and Eph 3:17-19. Those scriptures should help you! Praying for you. You are loved by God! Reply Meryl P June 21, 2018 at 7:43 pm Awesome website!!, ❤️❤️ Reply studentdevos June 21, 2018 at 8:25 pm Thanks Meryl! We’re glad you’re enjoying it. Reply Norma July 7, 2018 at 10:40 pm Wow love this article, I’m going to be using this week with my group. Reply Elizabeth D July 21, 2018 at 12:14 pm Short and sweet, very helpful Reply Anna July 27, 2018 at 7:23 am Amazing words! Although the title has the wrong verse for the lesson. It says proverbs instead psalms. Reply Hope July 30, 2018 at 6:06 am I have struggled with so many thoughts of suicide and self harm. But the most important thing I’ve learned from this experience is that you are never alone and that God is always with you. Just take it one day at a time, or if you are anything like me, or if you need to, just take it one second at a time. Remember Jeremiah 29:11! Reply Fatima August 2, 2018 at 1:40 pm You did not explain what “self-seeking” meant. Reply Jenny August 15, 2018 at 5:54 am Today is my third day of my freshman year so far I’ve lost one of my only two friends and the other goes to a different high school it’s terrible but my mom encouraged me to read like a devotional thanks for this message you put out. today I will try to remember that God has my back Reply Ife September 15, 2018 at 7:27 am really nice message today. It really applies to me. Reply Brea September 19, 2018 at 6:18 am This was definitely a help to my day and 1 Peter 5, was exactly what I needed to read today. Reply drskmiller September 22, 2018 at 8:05 pm I was looking for a resource for my youth group – your site is intriguing and I paid $2 for What Dominoes Can Teach about Our Faith. The devotion in NO WAY relates Faith to Dominos. Very disappointmented. Reply studentdevos September 23, 2018 at 8:40 pm Sorry, you didn’t enjoy the discussion questions. They were based on this devotion: http://studentdevos.com/the-domino-effect/ . Did you read it with your youth group and then do the discussion questions after? Reply GG Small September 28, 2018 at 6:51 am Proverbs 3:5,6 My fav trust verses – my life verse ! Reply Liv October 3, 2018 at 5:21 am Amen Reply Jim C October 7, 2018 at 3:00 am Sounds soooo simple. Oh, and all the emphasis on self discipline for the Christian. But….. it takes time and expiriences with God, so that my self must diminish and His life becomes who I am. His Spirit must grow and become my life. We must be careful not to encourage the young in that self discipline is the equal of Spirit led. Reply Jim C October 7, 2018 at 3:25 am I go to church. In some places, churches band with other denominations and form groups to do things together. Where I live, you are strongly discouraged to associate with another faith. Your comments are true: but churches can be cliquey, don’t grow spiritually, live separately from other churches/ denominations, etc. Read Paul’s books. Then listen to God’s voice/Spirit. He will lead you …….. if you let Him. Reply Onome October 15, 2018 at 1:35 am Thank you for this daily devotions, God bless you Amen Reply Lydia October 16, 2018 at 12:37 pm Thank you for today’s thought! I’m always challenged and encouraged with the daily devotion and Bible verse! Reply Rod L October 26, 2018 at 5:16 am Interesting that you had the reference error in 2015 based on your comments and have it again in 2018. You might consider updating the reference. Reply Liza F November 1, 2018 at 2:24 am Thanks for the daily thoughts that help me matured in my spiritual life!And encourage me to share to others! Reply Brooklynne November 12, 2018 at 8:52 pm What is todays Reply Brianna November 16, 2018 at 12:26 pm Thank you for the message I have been having those thouts Reply Victoria P November 18, 2018 at 7:11 pm It is hard for me to believe that just giving something simple as a piece of candy to a neighbor or child is considered a act of kindness, but I believe. Reply Stanley O December 12, 2018 at 6:04 am Hello, I usually get daily devotionals from you guys, but all of a sudden it stopped. Hiw can i start getting them again? Reply studentdevos December 12, 2018 at 9:09 pm Hey Stanley – Are you talking about a daily email? We got ours today. Maybe check your spam/junk folder just in case it went there? Reply Onome December 21, 2018 at 1:35 am Thank you so much for the daily verses and devotions this year, I’m really grateful and bless God for your life and also for making me stumble on this website. Wishing you and your family a merry Christmas and a prosperous new year. Reply Simon R December 21, 2018 at 1:47 am Thank you for helping us this year by giving us daily readings, we read them together as a family and they really help us. Merry Christmas to you and a happy New Year Reply Nandemonaiya December 21, 2018 at 7:16 pm Thank you so much for your efforts in updating daily devotions. As a student, these verses really relate to me and reading the Bible has been so alive. God bless you more and the whole team. May you have a Merry Christmas and a meaningful 2019! Keep it up! Reply Gladys January 11, 2019 at 3:51 am I’ve always respect my parents, I might not have agreed on everything that they said, But I did hear ever word they told me, sad to say there gone now, I sure do miss hearing Them tell how to do this and that. Please Honer your mother And your father. Reply nandemonaiya January 25, 2019 at 5:48 pm /gasp/ i just received a notebook with romans 12:12 printed on it! i think God is emphasizing me something. this verse is perfect! thank you so much, you’re such a blessing Reply Syd January 26, 2019 at 12:23 am This low key accurate ♀️But it’s true too because people get on MY LAST NERVE but you gotta love em cause ‘ god loves everyone ❤️ Reply joanneramey January 29, 2019 at 8:50 am I purchased the Bluetooth pdf question sheet but did not download it. Can I get the link emailed to me? Reply studentdevos January 31, 2019 at 6:53 pm Hey Joanne – Thanks for purchasing. We emailed you the link. Reply fufflysheep January 29, 2019 at 9:23 am It not battle rolie Reply Marshall January 31, 2019 at 3:56 am I love studentdevos. I got saved on a youth alive conference and encountered Good God like never before Reply Sharon B January 31, 2019 at 5:49 am Phil 4:8 is really good. Keep up the good in Jesus christ. Reply Eli February 13, 2019 at 11:49 am You’ve god heavenly wisdom and help to face any and every situation. Did you mean…. You’ve got heavenly wisdom or You’ve God’s heavenly wisdom??? Reply studentdevos February 13, 2019 at 1:24 pm Thanks for catching that. We had a typo! Fixed now! Reply Lydia March 4, 2019 at 6:55 pm Excellent truth Reply ANIL K March 4, 2019 at 11:42 pm YES Reply Marshall March 6, 2019 at 3:50 am This is a great passage it really gets us going Reply Ace March 6, 2019 at 6:07 pm Love your devos. Thank you. Reply studentdevos March 7, 2019 at 9:36 am Thanks Ace! That’s so encouraging to hear! Reply Fortnite master March 9, 2019 at 3:23 pm First comment Reply Hector H March 12, 2019 at 6:27 am This has been a great resource for me as a parent. I used this devotionals to spend time with my kids, I have 3 and they are all teens. It is a true blessing a great guide to start conversations and to make the word of God relevant to our lives. Thanks so much! Reply studentdevos March 12, 2019 at 9:41 am Hector thanks for your encouragement! It’s awesome to hear that they are helping you and your teens! Reply Emily Grace March 18, 2019 at 7:46 am This is an amazing website! Thank you!! I would like to be sent emails about Bible verses and Devotions Reply studentdevos March 18, 2019 at 9:45 am Hey Emily! You can sign up for emails in the sidebar of the website on any page. Just look for the heading “Get Devotions and Bible Verses Emailed to you Daily!” enter your email and name and you’ll be all set up! Thanks for the kind words about the website too! So glad you’re enjoying it.