Are you struggling with the reason why you are here? Do you feel like giving up? Does it feel like you are stuck in a dark tunnel with no hope? Maybe you have spent many days crying alone, thinking that no one even knows. But I am here to tell you that someone knows, your cry has been heard. I wouldn't bother taking the time to write this, if I didn't think that someone would read it and hopefully realise that someone does care. Every tunnel has an end, every dark night the promise of morning and that the sun will rise again.
Don't be overcome by darkness, but let the light overcome the darkness. You can never overcome darkness with light, but light will always overcome darkness. If you are struggling to find light and hope. Struggling to know your purpose or see hope for the future. Maybe you have even contemplated or attempted suicide. There is hope, there is a future, there is light. The feelings will pass. Yesterday is gone, today is here, take hold of it and make the most of the things you enjoy and treasure the special things about you and those around you. You can't change your past, but you can live for today and plan for tomorrow. Lift your head up, dust of your sandals you may be someone miracle, just by smiling today.
That being said. I believe in you and that there is hope for your future. It’s okay to not be okay, to need a hug from a friend, to need to talk to someone and to have someone listen to your story. If you are thinking about suicide call lifeline on 13 11 14 or 000 for 24/7 support. If you are ready to talk about things and take the first step towards being equipped for your future and helping you to find hope, then call or message Inspired and Equipped for your first FREE a counselling appointment.
Drawing used with permission of artist Ivy.
Indi Leigh is a qualified and registered Christian Counsellor, with a passion to see people realise there is HOPE, that everyone is special, unique and important.