With depression, anxiety, and suicide on the rise at a rapid rate, I’ve sat here for days with a very heavy heart for humanity. My mind has been consumed everywhere I go with the fact that people are in so much pain, that they feel the only way out is through not living anymore. This isn’t an easy topic of discussion. It’s uncomfortable, but I want to talk about it. I want to see chains broken around the subject of mental health. I know there are so many people out there who are hurting. Who feel alone. Who feel like life isn’t going to get any better. And I can relate, because I’ve been there too. I know words and a post on Instagram don’t fix deep rooted problems, but a sincere understanding can certainly scratch the surface. .
I know what it’s like to be completely burnt out on life. To be overwhelmed by the struggle. And if you’re in that place, you’re not alone. Believe it or not, I know some truth about you. And those truths are that you are LOVED. You are VALUABLE. And you have PURPOSE. The good news, is that there is HOPE for your current situation. Even if you can’t see it right now. It’s there. God had you on His mind before the foundation of the world. You have infinite worth. Whatever you may be in the midst of, do not give up. The weight of the world is heavy. And we are not meant to carry all of that weight by ourselves. Vulnerability is hard. Surrendering control is HARD. And these are things I’m still working on every single day, too. I’m in therapy. I understand the process. I know feelings of hopelessness. Like I said, you’re not alone. So if there’s one place you can start, it’s by confiding in anyone who you can let your guard down with, and lower your mask off just enough to let them see you. We were not created to go through life isolated. Please do not suffer in silence. You are not a burden. You are marvelous. It gets better. Little by little. Day by day. From grace to grace. Keep your eyes ahead.