Suicide has been in the news the last couple of days in our community due to the death of officer Skuza of the Fargo Police Department.  The Lighthouse family will be praying for the Skuza family.

Suicide has become far too common in our day.  I have found that for people seeking recovery, the majority have attempted or considered taking their own life as they’ve walked through the darkness.  I want you to know that life is precious and that it is worth living.  God is a God of life and He longs to bring healing and hope into our lives.  If you are in such a place in life I ask you to reach out to someone and ask for help.  There is a God who created you and who loves you so very much.  There are also people who follow Jesus who love you and who will walk through the darkness with you.  The Lighthouse is just one church of many who wish to help.

I personally know what it is like to feel empty and to walk in a dark place.  It can be very lonely.  Very painful.  I also personally know that God is a God of hope and restoration.  He can and will make a difference in your life if you give Him a chance.  Your pain does not justify causing a deeper pain in the life of others.  Instead, by seeking help, you can turn your hopelessness into joy. 

“You have turned my mourning into joyful dancing.
You have taken away my clothes of mourning and clothed me with joy.”  Psalm 30:11 NLT

You are precious.  A masterpiece created by God.  Don’t let anyone tell you different.  Don’t tell yourself anything different.  You are loved!

See you at the Lighthouse,



One thought on “Life

  1. Kay Reynolds says:

    Thanks, Dale, for sharing! My depression has brought me to thoughts of suicide! Because of my faith, I have been able to overcome this very dark place in my life, but it was not on my own. I sought out friends, counselors and physicians who helped me through this time in my life. My prayer partners have especially helped me! The truth is, the Lord brought me through it, and I know I couldn’t have done it without Him!

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