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Seeing a Future

This week I was speaking with a youth worker who was struggling to see a future. She felt unsupported by her leaders, isolated in the community and uncertain of her relationship with her minister. She is a positive and committed youth worker but in this season she is struggling.

In our conversation we discussed how she knows she is valued, affirmed and loved in the deep places of her heart. How she can do all the 'right' things in her youth work but it still goes wrong and it hurts. Darkness replaces light, despair overwhelms hope. So we turned to the affirmation Jesus received in an Matthew 17:5 'This is my Son whom I love, with him I am well pleased' and I invited her to say these words to herself, again and again, like the shoreline receiving the tide. I don't know what will happen but I have learned to trust this approach, this way of being. Maybe it would help you? Please contact me if you want to chat or pass my details onto any youth workers you know. We all have a future to see.





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