Let's not be naive. Even in Christian circles depression, anxiety, panic, crisis, abuse, drugs, affairs, hardships, loneliness, self harm, shame and many tears occur. Right now, you may know someone who is hurting. It may be you.
Suffering and struggles are universal. The degree and extent of them will vary.
I cannot judge where your needs lie, what your limits are, or make any calls for you. But can tell you that help exists.
Little lamb, cry out! Your Shepherd always hears.
As awful as this chapter may seem. It is a chapter, not the end of the book. Hang on. Take each breath. Redeem the time. Get through each moment. Ask God, He does hear and does care.
And if it's not you, heads up. It's someone. Someone may need to know that there is hope. Has God put you in their life to remind them?
You know, little acts of kindness can go a long way. God asks us to be kind to one another, tender hearted and forgiving one another, as you were forgiven of God. I think sometimes we want to do some great act of kindness.
An invitation for hot chocolate on Christmas Day, bringing me a cup of coffee, a quick hug, a text just saying "hi," handing me a roll of paper towels, a hand that holds mine and says, "If it's important to you, it's important to me," a bicycle mug, bringing me a snack, and knowing you pray for me. None of these things were costly or hugely time consuming, but they spoke loudly that I was valued.
Can you show someone that you value them? It doesn't have to be a headline act, but it can save some dear one from melting in despair.
If you are close to ending things, please reach out!
Text: 741741 or Call: 1-800-273-8255
Someone answers 24:7.
It matters that you live.
There is relief.
Hang on and reach out.
The loss of you would be horrific.
There is hope.
Is it too much to ask? Can you hope in God? Can you try? Just for this moment, have hope that He cares.
"Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God."Psalm 43:5
Joyfully serving her Saviour in her blessed position of wife and mother, Dr. Michelle Zarrillo has a unique perspective on health related issues. As a working chiropractor and an avid reader, she has many opportunities to practice that which she learns. Educating her children at home and discovering their special needs has further challenged her to examine the connection between the physical, mental and spiritual realms of the human nature. Her passion for healthier living and her quest for the Creator’s ways of healing keep her pressing forward in search of truth.
Read Michelle’s salvation testimony here and her articles here.