Every year about this time (December) I begin to pray for individuals who are struggling with grief, loss, depression and addictions. The statistics are too high regarding loved ones, especially young people and children who are victims of domestic violence, homicide, suicide, genocide, trafficking, sickness, disease, and other tragic deaths (traffic accidents).
Above is a picture painted by a friend of Kara Lury who passed away 12/14/2010. She was in a lot of pain, depressed and took her own life. Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death in youth ages 10-24. Each day there are over 3,400 suicide attempts. Below are some figures outside of the U.S.
Suicides are most prominent in Asia and Eastern Europe. Lithuania has the highest suicide rate among the countries for which we have data, with 28.6 suicide deaths per 100,000 people, followed closely by South Korea with 26.3 deaths per 100,000 people.
Apr 21, 2014
Kara was like a daughter to me and I deeply miss her, but I know that I will see her again. I also know that she is no longer in pain. Kara had texted me just a few weeks before her death and said she was having a difficult time but really wanted to get back on track. For those of us who know Kara’s family and many other mothers and fathers around the world who have lost their children too early, our prayers are with you, especially during the holidays. As the enemy tries to condemn us, asking why didn’t we see, do something more let us be reminded of what God says in Romans 8:34:
Who then is the one who condemns? No one. Christ Jesus who died–more than that, who was raised to life–is at the right hand of God and is also interceding for us.
Not only was Jesus interceding that day for Kara, He was interceding for us and the world that He gave His life for.
God does not give us or EVER tempt us with this or any type of evil. This is a spiritual assault. Satan hates God’s creation and he especially hates this time of year when we are celebrating the birth of our Savior Jesus. Every day let those whom God brings in your path know they are not alone, and they are not without hope…
ALL LIVES MATTER TO JESUS!
If you know someone is struggling with life here are a few warning signs:
Signs and symptoms of teen depression
- Sadness or hopelessness.
- Irritability, anger, or hostility.
- Tearfulness or frequent crying.
- Withdrawal from friends and family.
- Loss of interest in activities.
- Poor school performance.
- Changes in eating and sleeping habits.
While I was in Alaska, most every person I counseled with had battled a spirit of suicide, or had lost a family or friend to suicide. It is a painful subject and there is a deception that if we don’t talk about it, it will go away or maybe it won’t come near us. This is a lie, we need to talk about it. Spirits of suicide, fear, doubt, unbelief and oppression are real.
I know there are many struggling this time of year. I too, struggle this time of year, especially when I am away from my loved ones.
If this is you, or you know someone who is battling with hopelessness, pain, and fear I want to hear from you, so I can add you to my prayer book and pray for you!
My cell is (850)-661-6104. My email is CinderellaReleased@gmail.com.
Whatever you do, please listen to the Lord’s voice and then do what He says, as unto Him. May He get all the glory!
He has done such great things in our lives.
Searching for God’s treasure,
From ashes to beauty
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