Statistics say that more people die by suicide every year than by homocide. I read that in a years time...over 800,000 people, world wide, commit suicide and that 30,000 of these deaths occur in the United States alone.
What happens? What makes a person feel there is no reason to go on living? Now, I could say...I can't imagine why someone would take their own life. But, in reality...I do. Life is not easy, its hard. There is more hate in the world than love. There's more unkindness than there is kindness. There's more deceit than there is honesty and the 'rules' in our society are fashioned to placate and pamper...rather than fostering a reliance on God. And I could go on, but just let me stop here and say, my calling is birthed out of experiences that enable me to relate to this present darkness...this present condition...of the world and point to...the Light of the World. For, it is God Alone that is, has, and will continue to make the difference in every life. God is the Great Physician with degrees in every specialty. He's a mind regulator. I know because He keeps my mind...daily. And He, being no respector of persons... will do for others, what He's done for me.
In His Inspirations you will find words of encouragement for those who feel lost and don't know where to turn. They want to give up. His Inspirations reach for those who are so beaten, rejected and depressed that the thoughts of suicide beckons to them as the only way out. They've discovered that their strength alone is not enough. They feel like they're all by themselves and have no one to depend on, no one that understands, no one they can truly trust. It is their darkest hour! Through His Inspirations God leads me to go to where they are, to where I once was(would still be if not for His great mercy and grace)and I let them know that I know what they're feeling. I don't paint roses, I walk in the 'jungle' with them and let them know that I understand 'exactly' where they are coming from. Then I give them the only andedote...the only cure...that I know. I give them what worked for me...Jesus!
I don't know how many God will help through me...only God knows this. But I do know that every word I'm inspired to pen comes from Him and will always, always direct the heart and thoughts of the reader to Our Lord and Savior, who is our Creator, Redeemer, Deliverer and Keeper.
In many of His Inspirations it is necessary to get rid of the frills and relate to the chills in order to help one climb the hills. So, if at times the beginning lines of some of my postings seem depressing and dark ...hang in there...for by the time it ends, my words are pointing the way...up...to His Light.
I would ask you to take the time and read one of His Inspirations entitled, 'God's Poets'. Please don't leave a comment, but I think it best explains where I and so many others are coming from. It is my belief that as poets, we cannot speak of the dawn and forget the night. Why? Because... it is the night...the darkness, that makes the dawn...His Light, so very Bright!
IS 9:2, 26:3, 43:1-2, 44:22, PS 30:5, JHN 12:46, ROM 5:3-5, 8:35-39, 2CORN 4:8-10,ACT 10:34