This past month, I have had many friends lose someone close to them due to suicide or drugs, even very young people in high school. Both are really the same: an escape from who they are, how they feel, and who they think people want them to be.
Friends, family, and even those I don't know who may be reading this. Suicide is NOT the way out. Drugs are NOT the way out. Alcohol is NOT the way out. Reach out to someone you know, turn into God or any higher power that can give you hope.
As we have been traveling Iceland, all I can think of when we see the sheep is the song by Cory Asbury called Reckless Love. (Take a minute to watch this video.) I made my son pull over to the side of the road to take this picture, as it reminds me that God loves even that one lost sheep. He will be happier about the ONE sheep found than the other 99.
My son and I must have been thinking about the same thing...the lost sheep, because when I woke up this morning, his Instagram post was on the same thing—feeling lost.
God is looking for you, waiting for you. So are your friends and family. We are here for you! We are all sinners. No one is perfect. It's ok. We are forgiven. No matter what you are going through, you are loved. We will "joyfully put you on our shoulders and rejoice when you are found."
If you didn't watch the video above, do it now. The Reckless Love of God is explained in this video.
If you are feeling lonely, tired, or lost, call a friend, call the suicide hotline (988), or call a church. Whatever you do, don't turn to suicide, drugs, alcohol...there is another way. You are forgiven. God loves you. I love you.
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