(I know i already talked about this on my instagram, but I wanted to put it here too.)
Last week, the world was taken by surprise as the news revealed that the lead singer of a well-known band, Linkin Park, killed himself.
Scrolling through the recent comments on his last post on Instagram broke my heart. A lot of people are disappointed that the man they looked to for inspiration and help decided to hang himself.
Because of his decision, there are now thousands and thousands of people with a broken heart and a heavy burden. There are so many people hurting because of this one man and the decision he made.
This is a good example of the ripple affect that comes from killing yourself. It is NOT a solution. It’s a selfish decision that leaves a permanently negative mark on the world. It inflicts pain on others in an attempt to get rid of the pain you’re going through.
This is also an example of the pain that can come from idolization and hope in something other than Jesus. We have to be able to draw the line between enjoying someone and their music, and putting them in a position to break our hearts.
Now, I am heartbroken because of this guys decision. Not because I was a Linkin Park fan or anything, but because now I have so many friends and people I don’t know that are in pain. He now has a wife and six kids that are left without a husband/father. That makes me want to cry and cry and cry.
I guess I want to highlight two main points.
1. Suicide isn’t rescuing you from anything. It’s actually giving you permanent pain and giving the people you influence a pain that will be there awhile.
2. Suicide isn’t courageous. It is cowardly. It’s an attempt to escape instead of
3. Jesus is the only one who isn’t gonna disappoint us. Putting your faith and hope in someone will always always ALWAYS disappoint you. But that’s now how it is with Jesus because He is perfect. He adores you and he’s rescued you.
Okay, I’m done now. If you made it through this rant then you’re a champ.
Please remember that you are loved.
National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 1-800-273-8255