On August 11th I awoke to an early morning phone call from my brother telling me my cousin had been found dead, most likely suicide. This afternoon I learned of the death of Robin Williams, most likely suicide. Two completely different people. Different sex, different age, different lives. And yet they both made the same choice. They both found themselves in a dark, lonely place and my heart grieves so desperately for them both.
I feel like I failed my cousin because I knew her life wasn’t in a great place and I failed to pray for her as I should. Maybe a prayer here and there. But I know the power of intercession.
Jesus said, “I am light of the world. If you follow me, you won’t have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light that leads to life.” Life in this lifetime and in the next.
I know what it is like to suffer from depression and have the thought that it would be okay to just not wake up in the morning. And the only thing that changed that for me was the love of Jesus Christ.
So please know this: God loves you. It doesn’t matter what you have done or what’s been done to you. There is salvation for you in this life, from all your hurts and the lies. Salvation that leads to eternal life. Receive it now before it is too late. You are cherished and loved by the God of Angel Armies! He is fighting for you!