Our youths, the future of our nation, are those who are aged between 15 to 35 years old. Based on a survey conducted by Thir.st Youth Night of 300 youths across 60 churches, majority of the youths struggle with mental health challenges, either personally or know of someone who struggles with it. Some mental health struggles include anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts.
In Malachi 4:5-6, God sends Elijah to restore the hearts of the fathers to their children and the hearts of the children to their fathers. The heart of God is for the souls of the youths. Restoration involves bringing back the initial love and affection that a parent has for their child. As parents and adults, we must first allow God to change our hearts towards the youths and reach out to the new generation lovingly and wisely, then likewise the hearts of the youths to their parents.