Helloo<3 Welcome back to my corner of the web! I am not sure if you are sad or hurting right now, but this post is for you.
The first thing you need to figure out is why you feel sad. That will make it easier to resolve the issue, here are some reasons you may feel down.
I miss a loved one: When someone dies, its okay to feel sad or depressed. Talk to a parent or a sibling about it, or express your feelings through art or writing. If your loved one was a follower of Jesus, carry the joy that you will someday see them again in Heaven.
I did something wrong and I feel really guilty: Everyone messes up sometimes, and no matter how bad you messed up, you do not have to beat yourself up about it. No matter what you are still loved by a king. That doesn’t mean what you did wasn’t wrong, but it means that you are forgiven. I know it is hard sometimes to let go of the mistakes of the past- and to be honest I struggle a lot with letting go of my mistakes, but I promise you that if you stop focusing on the wrong things you did in the past and focus on the good that you can start doing now in the present you will feel a lot better.
Someone hurt me: Nowadays there are so many ways to get hurt. It can be words someone says, their actions, something mean about you posted online, anything. It always hurts when someone does something unkind, but instead of focusing on that focus on how you can help others and be the most loving you, you can be!
I can’t fit in: It’s easy to get caught up in the worlds temptations and wanting to be like everybody else. Maybe you can’t get a phone like everybody else or you can’t wear those tight pants like everyone else. It’s hard feeling left out. The bible says that:
“The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.”
1 John 2:17
So maybe instead of complaining to your parents about what everyone else has that you can’t have, start a new trend, show your friends that being respectful is cool. Wearing skirts is in. And smiling is waaaaay better than sarcasm!
My parents treat me like a little baby and all the other kids around me get to grow up so fast: Nowadays kids grow up really fast, especially girls. Girls and women are oversexualized therefore making them look way older than they actually are. Tight pants, crop tops, and short shorts are an example of this. Also, nowadays privileges that you may earn when your older is the norm, its like you need a fancy iphoneX to survive and you are entitled to it. I have seen five-year-olds with phones! Your parents love you and they don’t want you to grow up too fast. They also want to protect you from the dangers of the world. Besides, there are plenty of amazing things you can do with your life why you are still young! Instead of worrying about why you aren’t allowed to do certain things, worry about real world issues and find a way to resolve it, or start a hobby!
I feel so lonely all the time. I know I have a few friends but we just seem to be drifting apart and I feel jealous when I see kids hanging out with their friends: First of all, if you are ever lonely you can pray! Prayer isn’t just a fancy way to thank God, it is also a way to communicate with him. Jesus is your friend! You can also hang out with your family! If you have siblings don’t get annoyed by them have fun with them! Your siblings are some of the best friends you will have, so start building a good relationship with them now so that when you grow up, you will be the best of friends. Also instead of being jealous of other people who have friends, be kind to everyone around you and you will have a better shot at making friends!
I want to be in a relationship. I feel like a hopeless romantic: Romance seems like the most beautiful thing in the world. Kissing, hugging, cuddling and all those cute pictures you see on Pinterest! But relationships don’t always turn out fairy-tale perfect. The guy you thought was prince charming could easily turn into an abusive man who doesn’t truly love you. Dating at a young age can lead to a lot of issues. The guy you thought was trustworthy can actually be the guy who gets you into drugs or gets you pregnant. I know in books and movies it seems like they fall in love and date and everything stays okay but it’s not like that. Instead of being boy-crazy focus on spending time with your dad and have friends that don’t overly focus on boys!
I lied and now my parents don’t trust me: I have to admit, I have fallen into the hole many times. It’s hard when your parents don’t trust you, considering that they are in charge of your child/teen life. Many privileges that I have loved have been taken away from me because of being untrustworthy and sneaking. Sometimes you feel mad at yourself and regret your choices and wish you can go back, you can’t always go back, so focus on making the right choices so you can earn the trust back.
If you feel sad, depressed or unloved; remember that you are loved by a forgiving God. He will never let you down, hurt you or make you feel unloved.
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Are you feeling down right now? Was there ever a season in your life you struggled with that you overcame? What makes you smile?