I just watched the film To Save a Life for the first time tonight. I don’t really have any profound thoughts to add about teen suicide. A lot has been said on the topic already. I haven’t known anyone who has killed themselves. But I have known what it is like to feel worthless, to let other people’s treatment or opinions of me dictate how I feel about and treat myself. I can honestly say that it was only the prayers of certain family members and the plan of God for my life that kept me out of the pit that so many people of all ages find themselves in. And all in all, my life hasn’t even been that bad, not compared with so many other people’s that I have known. So if Satan’s lies can be as powerful as they were in my life, having people pray for me every day and having mentors and friends, how strong and terrible must they be in someone else’s life who doesn’t have those people, who doesn’t have the Truth of God in their lives speaking against the lies of the devil? Maybe it’s your life. Maybe you’re alone and hurting. All I really know is, we don’t have an excuse to NOT reach out and help those who we see need it. What does it really cost us? Is it more important than a life? Don’t let your pride be big enough to let anyone go unnoticed and unloved, or to keep you from seeking help if you’re in that pit. If you need help, you can go to http://www.tosavealife.com or contact New Life Clinics, founded by Stephen Arterburn, author of Healing is a Choice, which is a truly true book about what it takes to heal from your wounds. I personally gained a lot from it. You can also email him personally at firstname.lastname@example.org. Above all, persevere. Even if you can only make it one more day, get there and then get help. And if you don’t have anyone else to talk to or anyone who will listen to you, God is listening 24/7 anytime, any place. You can call Him by name and if you listen, you can hear Him calling yours too. One that has helped me is El Roi, which is Hebrew for the God Who sees me. You’re never out of His sight. For those of you who knowingly pass by the hurting, He sees you too. Don’t break His heart. Please.