With the current escalating suicide stories being heard everywhere, Zambian Gospel hip hop artist, TV and Radio Presenter, Author and Artist Manager, Yellow Dove, shares a message of encouragement as he writes on his facebook page:
“I have been there before, a dark place without purpose and meaning, a place where I questioned why I was alive, a smile in pictures but frown in the heart.
Surrounded by people but feeling so lonely, an empty void filled my heart. I knew God, I went to church, I talked to people about it but the voices were louder, the void kept growing. What is the point of life?
I woke up with no plan, never looked forward to anything. I was depressed and locked up in the house for a whole year. What Changed my life was a scripture I came across that Said forget the former things, do not dwell in the past behold am doing a new thing, do you not see, am making a way in the desert.
I kept repeat that verse every single day even though I found it hard to believe because at that point I had lost everything that meant something to me and life was just vanity. Weeks upon weeks I said it out loud and eventually i started to believe and have faith that God wanted me to let go of the pain in my past, to believe he can do new things with my life, to have hope for tomorrow, that he can make a way through my pain.
Things changed for me after I made a step to talk to God about what i was going through, to believe that he can help me .God healed me from mental illness- the mental illness was so bad that I dint know who i was or where I was but he got me out of it, He healed me from depression which I battled with for a year, He restored me and gave me back 10times more than I had lost.
I don’t know what you are going thru, but my encouragement is don’t give up, don’t end your life. God is our helper; the Holy Spirit is our comforter. THERE IS HOPE.
Isaiah 43 verse 18 and 19.”