This day and age it seems mental health issues are more prevalent than ever. Teens and young adults are especially at risk, with all the crazy pressure they are now put under with student loans, social media, and a tough job market. Korie Robertson was able to save Sadie from her own anxiety, and now she’s singing her mama’s praises.
Korie Robertson Is A Good Mama
This is long😬but had to share because @legitsadierob book LIVE FEARLESS releases in 6 days🎉and I hope this post is an encouragement to you mamas with children who are worriers, have anxiety or just seem to live afraid….I’m often asked if I always knew @legitsadierob would be dancing on television one day, a speaker, writer and leader for her generation, and I always answer “yes and no.” Yes, because she was this little light in our home. Always entertaining us with her imitations of family members, dancing around the house. She kept us laughing and on our toes with a million questions about God and Jesus and was preaching on our coffee table from the time she could talk. She was definitely an original! On the other hand, she was my most shy and fearful child. She cried every morning at drop off in pre-school. Her teachers didn’t think she ever talked because she was so scared of getting in trouble in class that she never opened her mouth. She had a fear of tornados, which are rare where we live, a fear of sharks and we don’t live anywhere near the ocean…. We talked a lot about all of the verses in the Bible where God tells us “do not fear.” Told her that God lives inside of her and He didn’t give her a spirit of fear, but one of power! I often told her sometimes you just have to do it afraid…. I started seeing this take hold of her heart and mind in middle school. I noticed the verse Hebrews 10:35 taped to her bathroom mirror. She began realizing her confidence came from God and in His power and not her own. That year she was asked to go to Austria to compete in the jr Olympics in basketball for 9 days by herself! She was scared to death, but she did it anyway and her faith grew…. Fear wasn’t totally erased from her life yet. That was just the beginning. She has dealt with it off and on in numerous ways, but I have seen her overcome these fears one by one. God is doing big things through her because of her willingness, in spite of her fears, to trust in Him and lay it all at His feet. Sadie pours it all out there in this book, the good, the bad, the victory and freedom through Him! So excited for y’all to read it! Link in bio #livefearless #proudmom ❤️
Let’s be honest. We already knew that Korie Robertson was a great mother. Her six kids have hearts of gold. Sadie Robertson, in particular, has impressed us with her heart for service and her ability to speak about God so well. However, Korie has also mentioned that Sadie was her most anxious child. Korie said, “She cried every morning at drop off in pre-school. Her teachers didn’t think she ever talked because she was so scared of getting in trouble in class that she never opened her mouth. She had a fear of tornados, which are rare where we live, a fear of sharks and we don’t live anywhere near the ocean.”
Korie remembers talking with Sadie about Bible verses that refer to fear. She also told Sadie sometimes you just have to do it afraid. Now Sadie is singing her mother’s praises, and profiting off her teachings. Live Fearless has already made the best sellers list, and chronicles Sadie’s journey out of fear.
How She Pulled Her Out
Anxiety can be a slippery slope, and many parents don’t know how to handle a worried or fearful child. Sadie Robertson says her mom didn’t have the problem. Sadie remembers, “She actually learned so many verses in the Bible about being fearless even though that’s not what she struggled with, just to speak it over me.”
The young star is also enamored with Korie Robertson, saying, “My mom is the most fearless person I’ve ever met. She’s just literally a picture of peace. She just walks into the future and laughs, like nothing bothers her.” We love this mother daughter duo. Plus we’ll definitely be taking a page out of Korie’s book for our own children.