Is This the End?

Posted: April 10, 2015 in Uncategorized
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Ending a life is a really big deal. But it’s also a question a lot of people consider. Probably more than you’d expect. Has it ever been so bad you thought you’d end it all? People consider this question for so many different reasons. Are you willing to listen? Are you willing to ask people if they are okay? And follow up? Have you told someone lately that they are valuable…not for what they’ve accomplished, but because they are a human being? Someone around you probably needs to hear that truth today.

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Just yesterday I sat and heard, “I always had something in reach to end it all if the cops ever came back for me. It would just be easier on everyone. It’d be less pain on my family to mourn my death than for me to keep going back to jail,” she told me as tears flowed down her cheeks. She had made a plan, her close friends knew about the plan, and she intended to complete it when the time came. She told me that she always knew where there was a knife or enough pills to overdose. I’m so thankful they caught her off guard. She has so much life yet to live.

This girl realizes that she isn’t in control of her own life. She believes that God saved her from herself the day she was arrested, and she is asking questions about what it means for God to save her from sin. She asked me to pray for, “strength and endurance to get through this”. For her and her brother (who is also in jail). And, “For us to learn and get better.” I love when people want to get better. It’s a visible change when people want to get out vs want to get better. Please pray for my new friend. There is a long road of recovery in front of her, but I believe with Jesus help, she can overcome.

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