Be Brave: 16 year old bravely shares story

Be BRAVE: 16 year old bravely shares her struggle with depression, being mad at God, & how Jesus’s love saved her through the storms of life. Check-out her video below when she shared to a couple hundred teens in Hawaii at HIM 2016:)

Be encouraged that you are not alone. God is always with you. “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” ~ Psalm 34:18

Quotes from video of 16 year old sharing her story:

“It’s been really hard. I bet you could look to the person to the left and right of you and hear stories that are a lot worse than mine and people would probably have handled it a lot better than I have.”

“Even with everything, what I wish the most is that I would have held on to Jesus instead of running away because that I think was the hardest part just being so mad and sad at the same time where you feel it just building up for years and years and years and I finally just crashed. And if I’m being completely honest, there wasn’t a moment where I totally bounced back or a very moment with Jesus that I was thankful that everything happened. I’m still kind of working through some stuff, but I think the thing that saved me through it was just knowing how much Jesus loved me. Which sounds silly because it’s so simple, but knowing the truth that not what’s going on in life right now, but knowing that there is good to come is what really helped me.”