Hold Onto Hope


John 16:33 In today's age of technology, we have the ability to stay connected and updated on current events in a matter of seconds.


But what happens when this convenience and constant connection of information becomes too much?


I often hear our youth question why so many bad things happen, and for an adolescent (and even us adults) it becomes hard to process.


Why me? How can I help make a difference? These may be questions that we ask ourselves.


While trying to understand and comprehend events in the media, I am reminded of one of God's promises. In John 16:33, "In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." The answer is we have to hold on to hope.


In residential care at Boys and Girls Homes, working on cases and providing therapy and case management can be hard. But we have to remember to hold on to the hope that we have been promised. Our mission should be to be an example to the youth that need help finding this hope.


I challenge you, who can you show hope to? How can you make a difference in the life of another person today? Be a light! Be the hope!


Kristen Dewberry is the Clinical Social Worker Supervisor at Boys and Girls Homes of North Carolina.

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