My teenage daughter has a picture on her wall about Jeremiah 29:11,which says
For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope
I read too regularly about young people who feel they have no hope in this life – so much so that they take their own life. The other day I learnt on BBC News that dark, gloomy messages glorifying self-harm and suicide are easily available on Instagram and once a person has clicked on one it creates an algorithm so the person is bombarded with more of the same messages.
How about we bombard our friends and those on our social media feeds with the powerful Word of God?
You have a hope and a future. Jesus died on the cross and took all His sin upon Himself so you could have a hope and a future – in this life and in Eternity.
You are significant. If you were the only person on the Earth God would still have sent His Son, Jesus, to die for you.
You are created in the image of God and are dearly loved.
No amount of heartache, financial difficulty, loss of friendships, abusive relationships etc. can destroy you if you listen to the One who created you, who has a purpose for you and a plan only you can fulfill.
Jesus experienced rejection – He understands. But He wants to comfort you and help you.
Please, please don’t deprive the world of your presence, your life, your contribution.
You are worth more than that.