“​There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

Hearing recently, a co-worker of my daughter’s and family friend committed suicide was heart rendering. The are no words to comfort at this time, for that I am sorry, but please allow us to extend our heartfelt condolences.

Untimely deaths bring such raw and ragged emotions it’s seemingly, impossible to gather the pieces and make sense of it. A devastating death brings condemnation on our church-filled society. Where are the listening ears, the bleeding hearts, the do-gooders so available for social media and exhibition? Where were those close enough to God to know the worth of a man’s soul to take time to bridge the gap?

It is a dangerous assumption to underestimate the power, craftiness and lying character of the enemy. Have we forgotten he is a deceiver and a destroyer with a very short time to do his evil work? Good people have swept away in his web. Not only are families affected, but each of us loses a bit of ourselves. How inexpressibly sad!

In April 2016, the CDC released data stating the United States, the land of the free and home of the brave, hit a 30-year high in suicidal deaths. It’s the 7th leading cause of death for males, 14th leading causes of death for females. It’s the 2nd prominent death for young people aged 15 to 24, 3rd leading in ages 10 and 14. This reads of epidemic proportions.

The numbers reveal there are countless numbers of men, women, and children having reached the end of their rope. We know the plan of salvations Supreme Sacrifice that paid the price for all. Let’s wax bold and take time to spread God’s love abroad and in our country, cities, our own homes and backyards.

We are, but dust with pressure and hardships of life, and the influence of the enemy grants the ability to send the most stalwart soul into a tailspin at every turn.

Our job has intensified. Our lives and the message is one of help and hope. How will they see? “And they overcame him by the Blood of the Lamb and by the word if their testimony; and they loved not their lives…” But it has to get to those who are in need. People are perishing from all walks of life. Good souls are being crushed beneath the weight of their existence.


Have we taken the answer to the burdened, downtrodden world? Have our lives mirrored the peace of God? Every stratum imaginable has been experienced by the people of God and delivered by the power of God.
When people got tired and backed into a corner, options seem few until the enemy flanks their troubled minds. What are they hearing? Sin you must, sin you can’t help. That’s no way of life.

The enemy will drive a man, woman and unsuspecting teens clean out of reason. His task mastering has been the demise of millions, and there are droves more being ticked off daily one by one. The light in their eyes has gone out. The hope in their hearts has dimmed and flickered to soon to be no more.

Direct them to the Good Shepherd.

In spite of all the enemy has done, sifting them to almost nothing. But in Amos 3:12 “the shepherd taketh out of the mouth of the lion two legs, or a piece of an ear; so shall the children of Israel be taken out…” The One who gave His life that we may live. “The Way the Truth the Life

Because they can’t un – jump!

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

References:
11 Corinthians 10:13
Amos 3:17
John 14:6
Matthew 11:28,29