This past weekend James and I went to Las Vegas & while we were on our way back to the hotel, the freeway unexpectedly closed down. As we were driving by, we saw a young man sitting at the top of the bridge with cops near him trying to talk him out of jumping off and committing suicide.
I don’t know why the sight of that overwhelmed me with so much sadness that I started to cry. Maybe because he looked like he could have been around 19 years old. I was trying to imagine all of the things he had to go through in order to feel so defeated that he couldn’t go on living anymore. I wondered if he had ever gotten an opportunity to have a revelation of who God is. Wishing I could just let him know that God sees him where he’s at. That he loves him where he is. He wants to heal him and use him for greater things that he can’t even fathom.
We immediately started praying for that young man to feel something. Hope. Warmth. Comfort. Clarity. Anything but numbness . ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀
I checked the news yesterday and they were able to talk down that young man from jumping. Wherever he is, I pray that he knows that God isn’t done with him and that his life is as precious as they come. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀
I just want to throw something out there. No matter where you are, what you’re feeling, how empty, how shameful, how sucky of a hand that you got dealt... God sees you. He sees you where you are and he has plans to prosper you. There’s more to life than what you see. There’s more that you’re capable of doing. There’s more that God wants to do in you and for you. ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
-Jeremiah 29:11 ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀ ⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀
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