Mental health

Anxiety and depression are growing problems for teens today. Maybe you can relate. Pressure to succeed at school, trying to fit in, uncertainty about COVID19 etc., can contribute to anxious thoughts.

Christians are not excluded, and it’s nothing to be ashamed of.
In fact, take a look at Psalms 42 ( and 43 ( and see how the writer was openly honest with his raw emotion. This guy is not shy about telling God exactly what he is feeling. It’s really gut wrenching stuff. So take your anxious thoughts to God. Remember, He hears your prayers and will lift you up.




Garfield said “Fat has a sick sense of humour” (and he’s an authority on weight issues). I too have been told, “You need to lose a bit of pudding (weight) and get into shape”. My response, “Round is also a shape – Ha!” But why is it that putting on the pudding is SO much easier that losing it?

“Worry weighs us down; a cheerful word picks us up”. Proverb 12:25 (

There are many anxieties in life that weigh our hearts down. If the waters of your heart are low, find a Jesus-friend to help fill it up. Never underestimate an encouraging word whose season has come.