Won’t you please, please…

I have watched a dear person struggle with severe depression for years and some days are good. Some are not. Some days it is everything to get out of bed and chose to go forward. Some days it takes prayer, support, and occasionally intervention. It breaks my heart to not have the power to fix the broken parts inside this person’s heart.

I once heard that the lyrics to HELP! by the Beatles was actually written because it was a cry for help. I don’t know if that is true or a legend, I do know there is truth in the lyrics. As a child we tend to think we are fearless or invincible.

As an adult, we realize that is far from true. We find ourselves in unfamiliar territory and needing help. When we children it was okay to ask for help, but now we think we aren’t allowed to ask.

So we stuff our emotions, or we try to drown our emotions in alcohol, drugs, or sex. We keep stuffing our emotions until we end up suffocating.

This dear person has been through multiple counseling sessions, has tried to self- medicate with destructive methods, and finally has come to ask for help from family, friends, and doctors. Thankfully, this person also has Faith to lean on. Most of the time, life seems balanced. When it isn’t help is sought.

I wonder if this is always going to be the battle.

I don’t know where you are Dear Ones, maybe you love someone who battles anxiety or depression, maybe it’s an addiction. Maybe you are fighting the battle. I don’t have the perfect Bible verse that will make it all go away. I know that God is bigger than anything we will face, but I also know there are times when it feels like the battle is bigger.

I don’t have the answers, but this is what I do know.

You are not alone.

You are not alone.

You are not alone.

Don’t give up.

Don’t try to handle it on your own anymore. Call out, scream out, keep calling, keep screaming, don’t stop. You are worth helping, you are worth saving.

You matter.

The battle is not over.

Keep fighting. If you can’t fight for yourself, fight for the person beside you. Fight for the family you love, fight to see the next sunrise, the next sunset.


The world will not be the same without you. No matter what our demons say.



If you need someone to talk with PLEASE call– tel:1-800-273-8255 (within the United States).

There is a list of suicide contact lines available worldwide : https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_suicide_crisis_lines

I am praying for you. You are loved, you matter. Please don’t stop fighting.


About gretchenr17

Wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. Writer, farmer, fellow sojourner... at every turn I learn a bit more about God's wild mercies.
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