When Suicide tells the Story

I sit in wonder and I pray, as another lost and gave up today.  My heart breaks for this boy, only twelve when he died, took his life because the pain was to much to hide.  A life lost, a future stolen, as the parents only wish is to hold him.  What shall we do to reach, what shall we do to love, to heal the broken heart and give them wings like a dove. Each day that passes, is another day lost, what shall we give and at what cost.  This is not the hope, this is not His plan, why can’t we just understand.  Love came to set us free, but yet we stay in bondage through the lies of the enemy.  How many times will it take, how many dreams must he break, before we stand in the gap and our victory partake?

My dear friends, another life was lost to a senseless suicide.  A twelve year old boy.  A family I knew.  All family grounded in the church.  My heart stopped when I found out the news today.  This hit home with me.  This was about the age that I went to my mother and told her I didn’t want to live anymore.  I have fought depression most of my life and I know the pain it brings.  It seems that there is no hope, because you simply can’t not see past the moment you are in.  Pain, fear, loneliness, emptiness, all consume you with a gripping power that just will not let go.  Where is the hope, where is the peace, where is the love?  All these question race through your mind and the enemy lies so much that you can’t see anything.  So what do we do?

We must take action.  We must ground ourselves in the TRUTH, the Word of God in our mind, heart and soul.  We must ground the TRUTH into our kids.  We must learn for ourselves what it is to truly surrender it ALL to the Lord.  Then we must teach our kids how to do the same.  What do I mean by truly surrender?  I mean give everything to God.  Our hopes, our dreams, our finances, our struggles, our victories, our broken hearts, our pain, our everything.  We have a Lord and Savior that bought and paid for us, that we might live freely, that the chains would not bind us any longer.  When we choose to listen to the lies of the enemy, we are simply saying that God is not big enough or good enough to take those things and transform them for His Glory.  We are saying that Jesus’ death was in vain.  The that battle He won, was not truly for all mankind.  And my friends, that is simply a lie from the pits of Hell.

It is a battle field out there.  The enemy is constantly on the attack.  He is the master of lies and can twist them so much they seem like truth.  But here is the real Truth… God loves us all, so much so that He sent His One and Only Son, Jesus, to die in our place.  By that death and His precious blood we are saved and set free through His Amazing Grace.

We have to guard ourselves each and everyday, sometimes multiple times a day, with the Armor of God.  So that Truth reigns in all we do and believe.  This suicide is a sad reality, and truth be told, it will happen again before I finish writing this.  We as Christians, have a responsibility and that is to help all who are hurting.  We need to share our testimonies, we need to share of His Amazing Love with everyone we come in contact with.  Each one of us has a story, each one of us witness everyday.  We are either a good witness or a bad one.  We need now, more than ever, to shine our light into this dark world and Proclaim our Victory so that others will see the love of Christ through us.  Will you stand?  Will you Proclaim?  Will you save a life?  The person you meet tomorrow, could be the next.  Let us change the face of this world and change how people see Christians.  Let us put aside our fear, thinking someone else, someone more qualified will talk to them.  You just might be that persons last hope.  God has called us all to share.  It doesn’t take a Billy Graham to witness.  It takes everyone of us.  Let us start a revival in this land and around the world.  All it takes is you!  Will you stand today?


About Brad Clarke

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7 Responses to When Suicide tells the Story

  1. Chris says:

    I’ve also had severe bouts of depression and anxiety and it did start at about 12 yrs old. There was a 12 yr old that committed suicide in my area just recently. He shot himself at school – tragic.

  2. James Oberg says:

    I am sorry for your loss .I will be praying for you and the family .

  3. kathy moss says:


  4. Wayne says:

    Our son was in pain. We don’t know for how long, but he had long “bouts” with great joy. Usually he was in pain. Physical pain. Emtional pain. Spiritual pain. Mental pain. He was almost 35 years old.
    He was a disabled 15+ year veteran of the United States Coast Guard.
    Most of his pain was due to the Coast Guard. He had injuries which were not treated or poorly treated.
    He developed Post Traumatic Stress Disorder from rescue jobs that turned into clean up jobs.
    His marriage and his mood were both deteriorating.
    The Tuesday after Fathers’ Day 2009 he asphixiated himself and was found by his wife.
    He left two sons, now 9 and 11.
    We miss him dearly. He was all his mother had – the light of her life. We will always miss him.
    “Incidently”, he had been a very active Christian. Most of friends at school were Christians, or at least young persons of Faith in God. At the time of his memorial many of those friends came out. Many we hadn’t see in a very long time. Everyone came out because they loved him. Everyone came out because they knew he loved God; and more importantly; God loved him.
    Charlie, your Mom and Pop will always miss you. You were a very, very good man.

    • Brad Clarke says:


      I am so very sorry for your loss. I can’t imagine the pain. You and your family will be in our prayers. We lift all who visit this site up in prayer. This story breaks my heart and I know yours. We are here for you and your family but more importantly, God is here for you!

      In Him,


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