Psalm 139: 13-16 (NIV)
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well. My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in the secret place, when I was woven together in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.
Ephesians 2:10 (NLT) For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago.
With a heavy heart, I listened to my university English class professor ask the question: “Is suicide ever a legitimate way to deal with circumstances?” I couldn’t take it anymore. I walked out before I could start crying in front of everyone and roamed the campus until class was over.
Not even a week prior to that, I had received the devastating news that someone I love very much had attempted suicide. I give glory to God that this person wasn’t successful in their attempt.
I began to ask myself, what is the number one thing I want to say to this person? I already knew the answer… You are precious, and you are loved. Thus, began the long process of writing my song, “Someone’s Precious Girl”.
I don’t know all the individual stories of what leads to a suicide attempt. All I know is my own experience when I teetered on the edge of adopting suicidal thoughts during a dark season. I ended up going to counseling and it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. What I remember feeling in that dark season was hopelessness; I felt that my prayers and life’s work were meaningless. What was the point in all of this if nothing I did mattered anyway?
Well, it took a wise pastor’s prayers and counseling to remind me that I do matter. And so do you. You are so precious to God. He took great care in knitting together all the intricate details of your mind, soul and body before you were even born. You are a masterpiece! The Author of history has written out a future for you with good things in store for you to do in His name!
If you or someone you love is struggling with depression, self-harm or thoughts of suicide, you are not alone. There is hope and there is help. For more information, contact To Write Love On Her Arms for resources to get help for you or a loved one.
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