Teens Blog SF48 Be Anxious For Nothing – Really God?

Be Anxious For Nothing - Really God - ptl2010

I am sitting in the office where my almost 17 year-old daughter is taking her driver’s written test. Her first time, she failed. Before even getting to the place to take the test, her anxiety was through the roof. Hence, the failure of her first test.

Second round she failed again, only by two missed answers. Talk about disappointment. Her anxiety was down a bit but she felt so bad the first time, she was scared to go through it again. Each time she failed, she got a celebration ice cream afterwards. Why? Because we wanted her to know how proud we were for studying and preparing herself for this test despite the results.

And here we are again, the third time. Praying that she will pass with flying colors. AND, we celebrated ahead of time by getting ice cream before the trip.

God tells us to not be anxious for anything.

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

Well, if you ask me that is a pretty tall request. However, God also said that He would be there for us at all times, not forsaking or leaving us. As a teen, anxiety is huge with all the pressures of today in this world.

Now God didn’t say, “Adults, be anxious for nothing,” and leaving the rest of society out. No, he meant that word for all of us. Today as a teen, it almost seems impossible to lead a non-anxious life. School tests, parent demands and accountabilities, future endeavors, peer pressure, etc… How in the world can a teen get by and be numb to anxiety?

Here’s the good news about being anxious. Every time you conquer or have victory over an anxious thought or anxious situation, you are growing and learning about how to be anxious for nothing. That’s right. You become stronger, courageous, and more faithful until you get to the point in which anxiety plays a smaller role in your life and God becomes a bigger.

You see, God is more powerful than any anxiety thrown your way. You only have to do one thing. Ask God for help. Saying Jesus’ name is not only powerful, but it can help you break free of anything that is binding you up, destroy walls that prevent you from moving forward, and break any chains holding you down. How awesome is that?

So the next event that comes up and makes you really anxious, remember the God you serve – The author and finisher of your life. He knows you better than anyone else and also knows how to help you when you start to get those pangs of anxiety.

As to my daughter…. She passed the test and will be driving very soon. Oh no! 🚗 😀

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About Stacy Lee Flury

I am foremost a mom who loves to write. My passion is writing a support blog for parents of troubled and hurting teens at AnchorOfPromise.com. When I'm not writing, I am sharing my life with my family, our beloved furry friends and spending times in fellowship with close friends.
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2 Responses to Teens Blog SF48 Be Anxious For Nothing – Really God?

  1. ptl2010 says:

    As children of Almighty God we are privileged and assured of His love and care through Jesus Christ so ” as for you, brothers ( and sisters) never tire of doing what is right.” 2Thessaoonians 3:13
    Let us persevere inspite of anxieties ,Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up. Galatians 6: 9

    The Lord will keep us to the end with victory and a crown of life if we trust Him. Amen.

  2. asha says:

    Well done to your daughter for persevering and passing. We have a policy in our house that we celebrate the exam/test etc before the results as it is the effort that counts. We felt this was particularly important in a world were the importance of results becomes the big thing. We celebrate the effort. However when the results come out we are overjoyed if they pass with flying colours – and certainly let them know ! Hope you enjoy being chauffeured about a bit !! ( gulp )

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