Does your girl live in constant fear of the “worst case scenario”? For some, it can be difficult to navigate through the new and unknown in life. Those who live in heavy fog of the “what if” can feel paralyzed by their circumstances. Rather than view her as a “Debbie Downer,” consider the level of severity this pessimism has on her life. Anxiety this severe isn’t something to ignore.
If your daughter experiences this crippling fear, consider counseling. A trained professional can tap into her fears in a safe and productive way to help overcome them.
Work to make your home a light in her dark world. Encourage your daughter to dive into the Word, and guide her toward reassuring Scriptures like First Peter that reads “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7 (NIV)
Listen to the Raising Godly Girls Minute with Patti Garibay: