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THE DARKEST HOUR...MY CALLING
by JMS Bell   
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Last edited: Friday, August 28, 2015
Posted: Saturday, November 01, 2014

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Called...for the hard times

 

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

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Reviewed by Mary Grace Patterson 8/26/2015
Depression is usually caused by an imbalance in a person's brain. There are medications to help with depression so one become suscidal. There is a genetic factor in my family and some do suffer form depression and take medication. Some times one a person feels there is no hope at all and they are in a dark pit , it's extremely hard to climb out of that place and see the light again.
A timely write!...Love..M
Reviewed by Kathleen McDonald 11/6/2014
I have written a poem about this subject also. There is always a path to the light, we just have to look and it is waiting for us. Too many of ur young people are commiting sucide and alot of it is because they are on drugs, being bullied, abused, It isnt an ideal world but the only one we have so I am glad that you are lettikng people know there is a better way to live.

hug
kathy
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 11/2/2014
I'm for euthanasia. You might call that suicide, but I believe that when someone has reached the stage where artificial life support only maintains basic functions and the brain no longer can cope with all the pain and function in a normal manner, that it is time to leave this coil and should be done with the utmost care and tenderness.

The causes of suicide are many. I won't get into them, but I do believe that a good portion are caused by a mental condition, and there are many of those. For me, I have never contemplated suicide, but then I've never been faced with insurmountable odds.

Like you, I have been faced with discrimination since I've been disabled. I can clearly see the demarcation from how I was treated for my first 20 years before my paralysis, and after. Even women who ignored my disability and stayed with me for a while (one married me, madly in love) soon saw that I was losing function, and left me fearing that they would end up having to "take care of me" long before I died.

Unlike you, I see most people as inherently good, although I cringe sometimes when they tell me about their bigoted beliefs. I fully understand why you may see people as inherently bad because I have seen many times the unfair criticism heaped on people merely because of their culture or their skin color. Martin Luther King's dream has not yet arrived.

Ron
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