Anonymous asked: Hi :) i just wanted to say i really enjoy your blog but i also wanted to ask for advice please. Since I was little i hated seeing others sad and depressed and im 16 and still do. The really hard part to this is that my mother, my sister, and my father i feel they are all struggling so much to be happy & satisfied. My mother & sister constantly remind me of my faults and I keep doing my best but i never feel like im good enough. So worrying about them and myself is so hard, i feel so let down.
We have worries in life, especially for the ones we love the most. There is a popular scripture quoted in 1 Peter 5 but people only quote half of it and leave out something important. “6 Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, 7 casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.” Casting our care upon God is part of humbling ourselves. When we try to carry our burdens ourselves it’s like saying we can do it all on our own but when we place our faith in God and allow him to lift burdens we are humbled.
People will remind you of your faults. Part of this is due to that we indeed are not perfect. It’s important to strive but when we get to the place where we feel like we’ll never be good enough, that’s condemnation. I know from some experience there are just critical people out there. They’re trying to find fault. Jesus even dealt with it. People were finding fault with his ministry. His disciples were ridiculed for not washing their hands before eating.
Pray and believe. Be a light to your family. Do your best. Let God take care of the rest.