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I am almost 22.
I have a degree in Environmental Education.
I am an ESL classroom assistant for resettling refugees.
Without an income, it is nearly impossible to earn and set aside additional money for the future.
My schedule is determined by others.
I am dependent on public transportation to get me where I need to go.
My rent, my groceries (for the most part), and transportation are all paid for by incredibly generous people who believe in the mission I am a part of. I cannot express enough gratitude for them.

In many ways, I am a much more dependent person than I was a year ago. If I am very honest, that has impacted me pretty greatly. I have felt smaller, less capable, and just less in general. Eventually, I've finally realized that coming from a place of feeling small helps me glimpse the enormity of Jesus' care and grace and love better. I am very grateful for that!

It's no wonder Jesus said to "become like children" (Matthew 18:3). When we become so confi…

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