To the editor:

Words of hope for the suicidal.....

There are “forces” in this world that would seek to take you out, have you fail, or have you cease to exist because you might just be effective. You might just be the fighter, the warrior that stands up and says “No.” Those forces fear you because you are mighty, fierce and meant to live and make a difference in this world. They know your potential. They can see the greatness and strength inside you and guess what - they’re terrified.

If you hear voices telling you to end it all, that’s all the reason in the world not to. That’s all the reason in the world to believe beyond a shadow of a doubt that you (insert your name) were and are meant to live. Your very desire to end it all is the very evidence that your life has a meaning and a purpose and that the world needs you....and all that God created you to be.

“But now, this is what the Lord says - he who created you, Jacob, he who formed you, Israel: ‘Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have summoned you by name; you are mine. When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze’.”  - Isaiah 43:1-2

The Lord bless you and keep you always.