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).