I fight with depression; as all people have things they struggle with.
One day I was just ready to have it all end. I have felt that way many times before, but this time was different … I was ready to do something to make it happen. I can thank God it was on a day we go to church. That night in the service, even though no one knew what I was thinking and struggling with, three people said things that touched me.
The topic of suicides came up. One person said how that was never the answer. Another said how it was mean … how it hurt those they left behind. And one said how sad it was; they had known someone closely who had committed suicide. I often did think about it … death and how it would affect the people I loved.
I had almost believed the lie the devil gave me, that “they wouldn’t care.” But that is so untrue!
John 13:34 says; “A new commandment I give unto you, that ye love one another, as I have loved you, that ye also love one another.” Love, God’s love, is caring.
People you wouldn’t think looked at you twice; they know things about you, and care about you. About me. I am a quiet person. I get very shy around people I don’t know, and even around people I do know, when some topics come up. So I really don’t know many people, but a lot of people know me. My mother is very talkative, so we equal out when we are together! I know I am not a good writer, and that this probably doesn’t make a lot of sense. It’s not really a story, but I felt like I should share. You just never know where God will talk to you from.
I heard in a movie once, “Happiness is a choice”, and it truly is. You can choose to be upset at everything, or choose to be happy. Many times it is hard to make the choice to be happy. I find it extremely difficult, but with God’s help and the support of those I love, I know I can make it. I can make it not only to live and be happy, but to live for God and help others find the Joy that God gives! You can help people have a happier day by just letting them know you care. Sometimes, you never know, you could be helping save a life by just a few words. And it works the same way with hurtful words.
You never know what affect they can have on people.