Do you ever find yourself feeling like you wish life would end? Are you discouraged, depressed, without hope? Do you ever have thoughts of taking your own life? Or do you have a close friend feeling like this? We understand your heart is heavy, and ours is heavy for you—heavy with hope and haste.

If you are having those thoughts then you, more than others, are being honest about life. At times, it hurts, it’s hard, and it’s dark. The Bible paints our world and the human condition as dimly and grimly as you might. But the answer to the sorrow, sin, and suffering of life is not to end your life. The hope the Bible paints on the horizon of our dark world is the hope of new life. God offers you new life and a new heart. He went on a rescue mission to deliver you from the darkness of the world and plant his own presence inside you as the light you so desperately need. He wrote the Bible to tell you the story of how he broke into the pain of this life to deliver you from crumbling under it (Ezekiel 36:26). He offers you eternal hope (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

We are praying that you discover what the Bible says to those who are downcast, and we are praying that you will meet Jesus Christ, the light of the world, the one who came to earth to carry our sins and our sorrows, and to bear the darkness that seeks to crush us (Isaiah 53). He alone can ignite true hope in your heart, give you new life, and show you the way forward (Acts 4:12; John 14:6; John 17:3). Choose life today, and open your ear to God’s voice as he calls you to believe in Jesus Christ.   

In your darkness, we urge you to cry out to the Lord Jesus for help. For God promised in Scripture that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13 ESV).

We all want help with something. But we seldom like to ask for it.

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We All Need Help

Imagine you are walking to your house from the grocery store. You’re carrying two bulging bags of groceries, arms aching while the bags you hold, threaten to rip and spill. Your friend sees you and offers to help you carry the load. Say no, and you stay uncomfortable and might drop your goods. Say yes, and you have to admit that you can’t do it yourself.

Receiving help takes humility—the humility to utter two words we try hard to avoid: I can’t.

We all need help with a lot of things. And maybe life would be a little sweeter if we could share our load with a friend.

As we look for someone to help us both with trivial tasks and soul-deep questions, we realize that there are many anxieties we carry with us that nobody can help with—from crises at work and school to cares at home. Except, there is one Person. He is the one who “upholds the universe by the word of his power” (Hebrews 1:3 ESV). He can help. And he already has.

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How God Has Helped Us

He saw your deepest need—to know God personally, to be free of selfishness, to be unshackled from regret and your past—and he said, “I will help you.” He, Jesus, bore God’s punishment for you as he carried to the cross every offense you have committed against God and neighbor. But, receiving this favor from Jesus requires admitting you have sins that need carrying away.

Jesus let your sin and failures crush him, but he did not let them win.

Jesus let your sin and failures crush him, but he did not let them win. He rose from the grave, throwing off the power of sin and death from all who believe in him. Receiving the new life Jesus offers requires understanding you’re dead without him.

God daily carries the world. He sent his Son Jesus to earth to carry the sins of his children into the grave, and then carry his children out of it. Surely whatever is on your heart is not too heavy for Christ to carry. But it’s certainly too heavy for you. Would you humble yourself and say, “I can’t”? Tell God your cares, for he can handle them.

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Having a Hard Time Handling Life?

God commands us in the Bible in 1 Peter 5:6-7 to humble ourselves. He tells us to assess our situation honestly—we have hurts we can’t handle, situations we can’t solve, needs we can’t meet. Yet we have a God who asks us, “Is anything too hard for the Lord?” (Genesis 18:14).

Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. (1 Peter 5:6-7 ESV)

“Let me help,” he says. And when we say to God, “Please carry this,” we are also saying, “because I can’t.” This verse tells us that the One who upholds the universe not only can carry your anxieties, he wants to, because he cares for you. He can start right now, if you’ll just humble yourself and ask.

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Christ went more willingly
to the cross —
than we do to
the throne of grace.

Thomas Watson
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A man who confesses
his sins in the presence
of a brother knows
that he is no longer
alone with himself;
he experiences

the presence of God
in the reality of the
other person… in the
presence of a brother,
the sin has to be
brought into the light.

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Verse
Isaiah 41:13-14 NIV

For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.
Do not be afraid, you worm Jacob,
little Israel, do not fear,
for I myself will help you,” declares the Lord,
your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel.

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I Will Wait for You

by Keith & Kristyn Getty
Verse
Psalm 121 ESV

I lift up my eyes to the hills.
    From where does my help come?
My help comes from the Lord,
    who made heaven and earth.
He will not let your foot be moved;
    he who keeps you will not slumber.
Behold, he who keeps Israel
    will neither slumber nor sleep.
The Lord is your keeper;
    the Lord is your shade on your right hand.
The sun shall not strike you by day,
    nor the moon by night.
The Lord will keep you from all evil;
    he will keep your life.
The Lord will keep
    your going out and your coming in
    from this time forth and forevermore.