事实上, 医生发现三分之一的青少年年龄 13 至 18 have an anxiety disorder. 医生还发现，很多这些青少年在年轻时就开始感到焦虑, 通常在附近 11 years old and some as young as seven years old.
In our attempt to re-enter a more normal existence we shouldn’t forget that we’re not the only ones who are feeling intimidated and nervous; our children are experiencing anxiety too, and we need to provide them with reliable, accessible guidance for stressful days.
Worry is something we and our children can overcome. 的 Bible offers us this guidance and we can help our pre-teens process their worries by pointing them to God’s faithfulness.
The apostle Paul knew this. In his letter to the Philippians, Paul wanted his friends to know they didn’t have to worry about their lives because God was taking care of them. Here’s what he says in Philippians 4:4-9:
Be full of joy in the Lord always. I will say again, be full of joy.
Let everyone see that you are gentle and kind. The Lord is coming soon. Do not worry about anything, but pray and ask God for everything you need, always giving thanks.
And God’s peace, which is so great we cannot understand it, will keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Brothers and sisters, think about the things that are good and worthy of praise. Think about the things that are true and honorable and right and pure and beautiful and respected. Do what you learned and received from me, what I told you, and what you saw me do. And the God who gives peace will be with you.
在 “Anxious for Nothing (Young Readers Edition),” you and your children will discover how to overcome anxiety and embrace God’s lasting peace by practicing four things Paul tells us to do in this Scripture.