Several years ago I shared some information on suicides. And, sadly, the news about suicides isn’t any better now. Especially with this destructive, viral world we find ourselves in now. Young people, especially, have become mentally, socially, and psychologically tortured souls.
And tortured souls can last forever.
They don’t have to be tortured forever. But far too many, if not most, will. And that’s why I also shared three reasons to stick with life and see it through. Here’s a re-cap of what I said…
Your life is real
And it’s the only one you’re ever gonna get. You’re not living in a dream world. When you hear Christians talk about being reborn, they’re talking about your spirit. And your spirit is the only place where true and everlasting life can reside. If you’ve ever felt a pulling on you from within…a sort of longing to know there’s more to life than what your five senses can tell you…that’s your inner sense of connection to your Creator. He put eternity in your heart. He IS life, and He wants you to be drawn to life…the kind that lasts forever.
Without it, you can easily become another sad statistic like the one I mentioned above and the countless, nameless others. And the living, loving God of the Bible wants you to know that you’re valuable to Him. He also wants you to know that life in this current space/time continuum won’t last. The Prince of Peace will eradicate torment, torture, and tyrants. And that should bring you hope.
Eternity is a long time
Like I mentioned in a previous post, forever is forever. It isn’t the absence of time. Because that’s an impossible paradigm. It’s time without end. And since time will go on and never, ever end…it’s important to give some thought and consideration to where you’ll be during that time. My Christian worldview says you can live forever in paradise with the one, true, living, loving God who created you. Or you can exist apart from Him (and therefore apart from life) forever somewhere else. It won’t be paradise. And it won’t be enjoyable. But the choice is yours.
So, there are my three simple reasons for tortured souls to stick with life and see it through. Because Life comes from God.
I hope you’ll ponder with an open heart and mind. Because I want you to live forever in paradise with your loving Creator. Do you? In case you’re on the fence, here are the words, to a song, to nudge you along…
Drawn To You
Maybe it’s Your grace. I don’t know.
It could be Your Word. I’m not sure.
But You have a way of refining my thoughts.
Your Will is my strength. Your Will is my cure.
Anytime it’s me making it up
Show me I’m wrong to just forget You.
You barely lift a finger, and You change my whole direction.
What else can I say? What more can I do?
I’m drawn to You
Like a June-bug to the light.
I’m drawn to You
Like a boxer to the fight.
I’m drawn to You
Like a sweet tooth and ice cream,
And it may all sound extreme,
But I’m drawn to You.
Maybe I’ll wake up…maybe soon
And find You take me home…Who can say?
‘Til then I’ll live it out…’til then I’ll follow through
And see how many more might feel the same way.
Jesus, help me, won’t You take me to my heart’s desire?
Nothing could mean more than having You to be my fire!
Take me higher…draw me near.
Chorus…instrumental…repeat chorus to end
© 1998 Tony Funderburk
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