Anxiety: We meet young people, who in their short lives, have been through so much more than we have ever experienced. But all of us have gone through challenges in our lives and our faith has been a big part of coming through on the other side. Please feel free to consider or ignore this additional thought.

“We know from experience that anxiety is a very difficult giant to overcome! Unless you have experienced deep anxiety, it is very difficult to fully appreciate how debilitating it can be. The pandemic has given good reason for many people across the world, including in our community, to really struggle with anxiety. The website we point you to calls it ‘coronanxiety’. Lots of people have asked is why has God allowed this pandemic to happen? We can’t answer this one, although there are lots of reasons we could give in defence, but what we can say is ‘a problem shared is a problem halved.’ Sharing with someone you trust helps and who better than God? God is more than interested in you – God loves you, cares for you, is concerned for you and wants to be in your life. This is why we have chosen the simple words that Jesus said. Why not trust in God today with all that makes you feel anxious and worried?”

The roadHoG Team

Come to me, all of you who are tired and have heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Accept my teachings and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble in spirit, and you will find rest for your lives. The burden that I ask you to accept is easy; the load I give you to carry is light.

Matthew 11:29-30