Everyone faces problems and heartaches in every stage of their life. Sometimes adults minimize the problems of teenagers, making them seem small or unimportant. God understands our situation at all times, even when no one else does. Every teenager will be put through tough times or circumstances that will cause them to struggle. I have met teenagers that could not live with their mom and dad. They live with a family member, and see their parents occasionally. Some of the teens in our church live with one parent, and visit the parent they do not live with every other weekend. Some teens in our church have a family member that has hurt or abused them. Every teen will deal with heartaches before they reach their adult years.
I do not know the story of your life, whether your life has been extremely difficult, relatively easy, or somewhere in between. I do know Psalm 34:18a tells us: “The LORD is nigh unto them that are of a broken heart.” When we are going through difficult times our Saviour cares. 1Peter 5:7 says, “Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.” No matter if you feel like those heartaches are understood by your parents or other authorities or not, Jesus always cares and understands what we are going through. During those times, run to God and share your heart with Him.