Our primary hope is not that our students would stop having anxiety, but that the glorious grace of Jesus would become louder than anxiety’s buzz.
For the Burdened Parent of College- Aged and Young Adult Children
In Christ, you have God’s perpetual smile. Nothing you did earned his favor, and nothing you failed to do can take it away.
Speak your ‘peace, be still’ to his troubled mind. Quiet the inner turmoil of his heart. Remind him of your power and your care.
To challenge the anxious teen to just “get over it,” or, with a spiritual spin, “just trust God,” is akin to telling them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
In an anxious age of school shootings, our students need a listening ear, the comfort of Jesus, and a hope for the future.
When I am able to remain calm and let my reasonableness be known to my children, I communicate the peace of God in Christ.
Instead of standing as one option among many viable paths to purpose, the cross serves as the axis around which the entire cosmos revolves.