Constant Struggle These Days

Suicide has been a constant struggle among the youth I work with.  One of my girls I struggling deeply with negative thoughts and we had a very emotional weekend as we couldn't find her.  Instantly I messaged everyone to pray that we would be able to find her. Thankfully her story is not over yet and I am so thankful to everyone who has been praying for the girls I work with. Moving forward please pray that I would have wisdom to know what to say in moments where I feel like I have nothing to offer.         

This topic is a little out of my comfort zone, I have struggled with these thoughts when I was really sick and my Thyroid was way out of balance but it is different when it's yourself.  When it's these girls that I love so dearly it is so hard to see them struggle.   It’s something that is so prevalent in our world today and I need an overwhelming amount of wisdom to know how to move forward in working with these girls who struggle so deeply with hurting themselves and thoughts of suicide. 

Recently I have lost a dear friend to suicide, please pray with me for her family and for these girls and guys who are struggling so deeply with these thoughts.  Each one of us here at YFC know someone or work with someone who has attempted, followed through with or thought about suicide. Help stand in the gap for us as we need a lot of wisdom as we have tough conversations and challenging days and nights with these kids. Pray for hope and redemption through Christ!

With all that being said there have been many victories the past month.  God is working and I am excited to see what the New Year brings! Merry Christmas and A Happy New Year! :)

Carmen PahlComment