Tag Archives: Suicide

And Another Child Dies

And Another Child Dies

And another child dies
As the parents simply weep
How could they bring the end?
Cold steel upon the skin
Or bitter pills taken in
Because in this world
They just didn’t fit

Teased cruelly by their piers
For just not fitting in
Not looking or feeling the same
Their words just cut upon the soul
Why does it come to this?
We reject what simply doesn’t fit
And another child dies
For trying to fit in to this world

But it just looks on
Shakes it’s head in disdain
Stupid little child
Just another wayward teen
Who just wouldn’t fit in

But why should they try?
Why should we make them?
Why should we push them?
To become what we wish

The Father sees them as beautiful
The Father sees them as unique
Made within His image
So why do they need to fit in?

But another a child dies
And a family just weeps
And the world just stands by
To throw its ugly words
Against another troubled teen
Until another child dies

Land Of The Living – Psalm 27:13

Land Of The Living – Psalm 27:13

There was a day to die
By Your word it never came
Now I once more walk
In the land of the living
In every step
I see Your goodness, Lord
There will be a day to die
The day that You set
Not by this hand of mine
And for now I will walk
In Your goodness, Lord
Each step taken with faith
In the land of the living

Psalm 27:13

Psalm 27:13

Selfish?

Selfish?

Don’t say to me it’s selfish
Don’t say how could they do it
Because the roses in your garden
Have bloomed so very brightly
Ever felt the anguish?
Ever felt the pain?
Of feeling so worthless
When everyday is just the same
An emptiness of inside
Where the world’s so far away
Everyone’s better off without you
There seems no other way
If you’ve never been there
Hanging on the edge of hopelessness
Where all the words you’re hearing
Are the lies spread over this world
The lies of a thief
That has come to steal our souls
Where it’s hard to hear the true voice
That is begging us to come home
So don’t say that it is selfish
When you’ve never tasted that pain
For your judgement is part of the lies
The enemy has spread through the world

Two Have Fallen

Two Have Fallen
(For Chris and Chester)

Two have fallen
Below their blackened skies
Where darkness flowed
In empty sense
Gone today
Yet never forgotten
Now lift them high
Into heaven’s skies
Where angels sing
Their words of hope
Words that have led
A lonely generation
Now two have fallen
Lest we forget
The legacy left
For tomorrow’s generation
Their blackened skies
Fade to heaven’s open arms
In angel chorus
They now sing along
Two have fallen
Now lifted high

 

Verse of the Day – Psalm 57:4-5

Psalm 57:4-5

Psalm 57:4-5

After the news that another icon and inspiration of many teenagers and young adults, maybe finally the world will start to wake up and see that suicide, depression and metal illness are real, very real, not something we should just be brushing under the carpet.

In my lowest moment, I was close to taking my own life, this was the most painful moment of my life, my mind tortured me, telling me I was worthless.  Fortunately for me, I heard the word of God in that moment, He told me I was needed by the very people I felt would be better off without me, I was lucky, I put down the knife and searched for help, I found the people who would lead me to a life with God.

So tonight I pray for all those who are struggling, all those who feel alone and lost, I pray they hear the same voice that I heard.

I’ve chose this song, not only because it is by Chester Bennington and Linkin Park, but it is a message of hope to those struggling, to hold on.

IRIDESCENT by LINKIN PARK
When you were standing in the wake of devastation
When you were waiting on the edge of the unknown
And with the cataclysm raining down
Insides crying, “Save me now!”
You were there, impossibly alone

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

And in a burst of light that blinded every angel
As if the sky had blown the heavens into stars
You felt the gravity of tempered grace
Falling into empty space
No one there to catch you in their arms

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

Let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

Do you feel cold and lost in desperation?
You build up hope, but failure’s all you’ve known
Remember all the sadness and frustration
And let it go. Let it go

 

As The Stars Shine

As The Stars Shine

I’m not going to let you die tonight
He gave my death that you should live
This isn’t the end just the beginning
Together we have so much to give

So do let go as the stars shine
Let despair fall under the light of the moon
My peace will wash over you
Like the rain washes away the tears

I’ve seen the pain you try to sleep in
I felt the tears as I cried my own
I understand the hopelessness in your heart
But I need you to know tonight this will end

I am here beside and I won’t let go
I will stay until you walk the paths of heaven
Your pain I will carry upon my shoulders
Your burdens I will life from your heart

When you wake beneath the new sun
You world will feel so different
I tell you that you’ll no longer belong to the earth
From this moment you are a child of heaven

Wake my child and open your eyes
See my face and hear my words
I never let you die, I brought you life
Now rise above and embrace the truth

I’m not going to let you die tonight
He gave my death that you should live
This isn’t the end just the beginning
Together we have so much to give

Within The Bottle – Isaiah 51:12

Within The Bottle – Isaiah 51:12

Within the bottle
A world so crushed
All dreams
Faded into nothing
Everything held
Had become lost
As the turmoil boiled
Within the bottle

I was lost
Could I ever be found?
It seemed the end
Was I all I had
Not to say goodbye
Just to simply leave
Body cold, no life left
Within my bottle

But there I was
Staring at the lifeless
Speaking lies
Of all my worth
Still He came that day
To set me free
From the prison
Within my bottle

As days passed
His comfort He gave
To bring peace
To a torn heart
My God I found
As He found me
Seeking an escape from
Within the bottle

Isaiah 51:12

Isaiah 51:12

Verse of the Day – Psalm 16:9-10

Psalm 16:9-10

Psalm 16:9-10

In a week where suicide has been highlighted in the media once more, by the tragic death of Chris Cornell, I am ever thankful that I was saved by His hand.

I pray for the family, friends and fellow band members of Chris.  As with many his music through the last twenty years has been a part of my life and sadly another great talent has fallen to a problem that is so often just brushed under the carpet.

Suicide and the thought of it is so real to so many people, both young and old, in my opinion it is the point where all hope has gone.

Only one can replace that hope, only one can save those so lost, only the Father.

I love this song by Blue October, the singer Justin Furstenfeld has himself struggled with anxiety, depression, addiction and suicidal thoughts, the lyrics are very real and the last line says it all…

Ask him to help you carry on.

FEAR by BLUE OCTOBER
All my life
Been running from a pain in me
A feeling I don’t understand
Holding me down

Rain on me
Underwater
All I am, getting harder
A heavy weight
I carry around.

Today
I don’t have to fall apart
I don’t have to be afraid
I don’t have to let the damage
Consume me,
My shadow see through me

Fear in itself
Will reel you in and spit you out
Over and over again
Believe in yourself
And you will walk
Fear in itself
Will use you up and break you down
like you were never enough
I used to fall, now I get back up.

I’m up here
I’m looking at the way down there
I’m staring through the I don’t care
It’s staring back at me

The beauty is
I’m learning how to face my beast
Starting now to find some peace
Set myself free

Today,
I don’t have to fall apart
I don’t have to be afraid
I don’t have to let the damage
Consume me,
My shadow see through me

Fear in itself
Will reel you in
And spit you out over and over again
Believe in yourself
And you will walk
Fear in itself
Will use you up and break you down
Like you were never enough
I used to fall but now I get back up

I’m moving on
Oh god just move on
Today,
I don’t have to fall apart
I don’t have to be afraid….
Get back up
Get up

Fear in itself will use you up
And break you down just like you’re
Never enough
I used to fall

Breathe,
Ask for more
If you’re bitter still
Ask him to help you carry on.

 

I’ve Been There – Psalm 37:3-7

I’ve Been There – Psalm 37:3-7

Ever fallen in the dark
Where You feel no one will go
All alone
Desperate for air
Such a none believer
All hope had left the soul
Take it from me
I’ve been there
Where life felt such a chore
Wishing for the end of the world
There is a way out my friend
I promise you this
Only One carries enough hope
To rescue your wounded soul
To bring you back to life
My God, my Father
He was my way
He found me in that darkness
And brought me to a bright new day
Trust in Him
Hope in Him
Don’t worry for those who label you
With names you never deserved
You are more than they could ever say
Because my child
You are HIS

Psalm 37:3-7

Psalm 37:3-7