Wednesday, November 14, 2007

Suicide is So Cruel

If you ever find yourself in the place where you're contemplating suicide--PLEASE DON'T DO IT! If you think nobody cares; I promise you they do. If you think your life is not worth living; you're wrong. If you think you're a burden; you're not. If you think others would be better off without you; you couldn't be further from the truth. If you think there's no hope; you're mistaken. As long as there is life, there is hope.

As a pastor's family, we minister to people when they get devastating news. We've pretty much seen it all by now, and we've seen firsthand that the families and friends of suicide victims hurt more than those who experience any other tragic death. The guilt, the "what if's", the "if only's" are so much more magnified and can be almost too much to bear. I often wonder, that if someone contemplating suicide could see into the future at the devastation it would cause, if they'd change their mind and find the help they need.