Five or 10 years ago, you accepted Jesus as your Lord and Savior and instantly your life found a new meaning. You were renewed, refreshed and a huge weight was taken off of your shoulders. God saved you. He gave you a new life, a new calling, a new purpose and He has rewritten your future. Everything is going well and you enjoy every moment of joy and heartache. You stood strong through every moment of weakness because you love Jesus.
That’s how it has been until all the trials have become overwhelming. So, you pushed and pushed but it didn’t do anything except take out pieces of you until it felt like there was nothing left. The heart-wrenching thought of how badly you want to give up eats you and covers your being with guilt.
You just want to stop it. You just don’t know how. You love Jesus but the world just seems to push you down. You love Jesus but you can’t seem to find a way to stay strong. You love Jesus but the thought of ending your life seems like the best option for you right now. You love Jesus but you want to tie that rope and just end it.
By now, you have written or rewritten your suicide note, you pray to God asking him if you’d still go to heaven after you kill yourself. By now, you are drenched in tears because you really love Jesus but you really want to die.
But you didn’t. You haven’t killed yourself just yet. There’s this voice telling you not to. There is something in your heart that still has a glimmer of hope that you will get through this. You’re here reading this because you love Jesus and you don’t want to do it.
Here’s what I want to tell you…
JESUS LOVES YOU TOO and His love is bigger than you can imagine.
He loves you so much that He doesn’t want to leave you where you are. He knows what you are going through, He feels your pain and He wants to hold you in His arms right now telling you that you will be alright. He wants you to rest in His arms tonight because He wants to show you the great things He has in store for you. He abandoned heaven to be with you. You are his precious child.
Psalms 34:18 New Living Translation
The LORD is close to the brokenhearted; he rescues those whose spirits are crushed.
My dear, this is perfect love. Don’t give up. Hold on to Jesus because nothing can separate you from His love.
Isaiah 41:10 New Living Translation
Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.