Our world has been upended in an unprecedented way and all the shifts of what the new “normal” daily like looks like can cause stress not only for parents but also for teens.
While Easter may have looked different than what we are all used to, the Lord has still risen and He is alive! During this first week of the Easter season help your teens to destress by encouraging them to take a step back, find some quiet, and reconnect with God who will give them the strength to tackle everything that is set before them. Prayerfully read the Scripture verses below, and if one stands out to you as something your teen might need to hear this week, share it with them (i.e. text it to them, write it on their mirror, put a note on the fridge, make it a part of your daily family prayer, etc.).
Cast all your anxiety on Him, for He cares for you. (1 Peter 5:7)
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)
Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.. (Matthew 11:28-30)
In the world you face persecution. But take courage; I have conquered the world! (John 16:33)
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)
Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not your hearts be troubled, and do not let them be afraid. (John 14:27)
Seek the Lord and His strength, seek His presence continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace at all times in all ways. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)
Fear not, for I am with you, be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my victorious right hand. (Isaiah 41:10)
For I am sure that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will ever be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Romans 8:38-39)