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A Teen-age Girl

“Comfort ye, comfort ye my people,” (Isaiah 40:1)

December 5, 2017

Dear Julie:

I’m 15 years old and experiencing LOTS of things an average teen girl shouldn’t. In January, I was placed into DCF custody and put up for foster care. I was waiting in a program for five months until the state found a family willing to take care of me temporarily.

Those five months were the worst months of my life. I saw kids fight, swear, and be put in restraints. I cried almost every night and put on this mask to hide the anxiety and depression I was feeling.

I recently just came put up for adoption. I don’t know how I feel about this if I’m being honest. I just can’t see how a family would want a teenager… Is it wrong to think that it’s my fault I was taken away from my mom? Is it wrong to not know if a family will ever take me? –A Teenage Girl

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Dear Teenage Girl:

May God bless you and comfort you during this distressing time in your life. May He strengthen you and keep you from harm and evil. May He give you a Christian family who will love you and claim you as their own. None of this is your fault. This is NOT YOUR FAULT.

Hang on. In time, if you stay close to God, read His Word, and pray, you will experience the joy of the LORD. Consider this verse. It is His promise to you. “For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.” God bless you, dear one. I am praying for you. Love, Julie

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Remember, friends, as challenges come our way, we can face them head-on through Christ who strengthens us!

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