It often seems the darkest right before the light breaks forth and through. We are seemingly at the end of our rope, wearing thin, running low, at the brink of giving up. In that moment of desperation, the culmination of all the stress, if we would not give up but hang on, relief, an answer, fix, a miracle will sprout forth. God always provides a way of escape. It's not easy holding on. It takes everything to stay in the game, face the pain and uncertainty, and live. It's a real fight, struggle, and for some, a daily fight. Life is hard. Being a human is hard.
For some, the pain, hardship is too much, and they abort, abandon, or tragically succumb to the unrelenting feeling of despair. Others live with heartache, anxiety, and depression findings ways to manage and get through. Why do some choose to end it all, and others stay in the fight? Depression and death, despair, and desperation does not discriminate and is no respecter of person. The darkness comes for the young, old, rich, and poor, famous or seemingly ordinary. However, there is a way out, and all is not lost. There is a path out of the darkness and light for the dark parts of the journey.
Life is worth living because of the one who gave us life and put breath in our lungs. Every life is significant, a miracle, a gift from God. He gave his very son, Jesus Christ, so we may have life and live. Don't buy into the lie; choose life. Reach out to those around, seek help, turn to God. The same power that raised Jesus Christ from the dead lives inside of us. We have resurrection power coursing through our veins. We are more than conquerors. We are victorious through the blood of Jesus Christ. We are dearly loved. Choose life.