I’m joining up with Five Minute Friday once again where we write unedited for 5 minutes on a given word prompt.
With folks all a-stir over the tragic death of Robin Williams, I thought this word prompt was so fitting for this week. It’s time we as God’s people raise awareness and support for those suffering from mental health illnesses.
It’s time to tell them support, not judgement.
It’s time for outstretched hands to tell them that we’ll pick them up; not tell them to pull themselves up by their bootstraps.
It’s time to tell them grace; not write them off as wallowing in self-pity.
It’s time to tell them love; not gossip.
It’s time to tell them hope; not despair.
It’s time to tell them Jesus; not remedies.
It’s time to tell them tiny steps forward are ok; not demand of them giant leaps of faith.
It’s time to tell them rest; not gargantuan efforts to increase Bible reading, memorization, more fervent prayers, etc.
It’s time to tell the suffering that we love them – medicated or unmedicated, struggling or healthy, anxious or peaceful, disruptive or lovable, sad or upbeat.
Most importantly, it’s time to tell them THEY ARE NOT ALONE.
Linking up with Five Minute Friday