Invitations: Win

Don’t let darkness and sorrow win.
Fight for Who you are.
ResIst the urge to quit
WheN life gets hard.

The people around you may not see
The Wonderful person you are INside,
But remember God loves the real you
That you work so hard to hide.

You may not understand
Why your heart hurts so
And relIef may seem far away
But it’s closer thaN you know.

There are trials you Will go through
But that’s part of lIving.
No one’s life is trouble-free.
The key to winNing is forgiving.

Forgive others and forgive yourself.
We all make mIstakes.
We all have regrets.
Starting New each day is what it takes.

To win.

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The darkness is real for more people than you know.

The educator/social worker in me is thinking of young people today. Lifting teens, parents, grandparents, and caring adults in prayer. Remember, you are not alone.

Based on the 2015 Youth Risk Behaviors Survey, 8.6 percent of youth in grades 9-12 reported that they had made at least one suicide attempt in the past 12 months. Girls attempted twice as often as boys (11.6% vs. 5.5%) and teens of Hispanic origin reported the highest rate of attempt (11.3%), especially Hispanic females (15.1%) when compared with white students (6.8%) and White females (9.8%). Approximately 2.8 percent reported making a suicide attempt that required treatment by a doctor or nurse. For those requiring treatment, rates were highest for Hispanic students with black males (4.0%) and Hispanic males (2.9%) having higher rates than white male (0.9%) students. (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)

 

Psalm 130:7 “…put your hope in the LORD, because with the LORD there is mercy and with Him there is unlimited forgiveness.” (GNT)

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