Crown of Beauty Magazine has free online magazines. Their Brave edition is out now - you can read it here. It's full of articles about being brave, interviews with girls who have been brave and there's even a brave playlist.
It's easy to complain and whinge about what's wrong with your life. School is hard, friends haven't been there for you when you needed them, you don't have enough money to buy those new shoes you just have to have, you've been fighting with your Mum, your grandma has cancer... No matter how bad your life seems at the moment, God is good. He still loves you, he still has good plans for your life, he is preparing an eternal home for you, his spirit lives within you, he provides for your needs of food and shelter... So instead of complaining all the time, set aside some time to thank God for all that he's done for you and given you.
Just in case you're not convinced, here's another verse - Nahum 1:7 The Lord is good, a refuge in times of trouble. He cares for those who trust in him.
Jeremiah 29:11 says that God has good plans for us. When I was a teenager, I was really hung up on finding God's plan for my life, as though there were one right path for me and everything else would be wrong. Now that I'm older I believe that there's a number of good paths you could take. Sometimes they even end up in the same place. As a teenager you need to make many choices. What subjects will you study in school? What do you want to do when you leave school? Who will you be friends with? What are your views on drinking and dating? God's Holy Spirit is in us and guides us. The world talks about gut feelings but as Christians we know that it's God's spirit leading and directing us. James 1:5 says, If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all. If you have a decision to make, ask God for help. Read your Bible, talk to him and listen to the prompting of his Holy Spirit within you.
Short and sweet inspirations for Christian teen girls.