In this series, Never Give Up, we’re encouraging students to see that resilience is a part of their DNA. Middle schoolers may struggle in the face of challenges, as many of them will find themselves navigating difficult circumstances, rejection, or loss for the first time in this phase. That’s why encouraging them to know that God doesn’t give up on them and doesn’t want them to give up on themselves or others is so crucial to encourage them to keep going and keep growing in resilience.
“The Lord is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth.”
Psalm 145:18, NIV
ENGAGE IN EVERYDAY MOMENTS TOGETHER
As your middle schooler starts their day, surprise them with a breakfast treat.
At a meal this week, have everyone share about how they’ve seen another family member or someone they know never give up—even when things were tough and they wanted to quit.
While on the go this week, ask: “What is something I can I help you with this week?”
Pray for your middle schooler to have wisdom to know when to keep striving for something and when to walk away.