On Chris Cornell

A couple of nights ago a very popular singer committed suicide. This guy seemed to have it all. A great career, very influential and money but it wasn’t enough. Something was missing. Something that he felt was so painful that he thought there was no way out and lost all hope. I believe all of us have been there, at one point in our life I have. I attempted suicide and ended up in ICU for 4 days and then in a psych ward. I thought there was no way out. At that time in my life, I was far from God and really didn’t want much to do with God at the time. You see, the choices we make gets us to that point in our life and the choices shape our identity, who we are, is wrapped up in someone or something or who the world tells us who we are. Once all that comes crashing down, which it will, all we have left is a void, an emptiness inside that nothing or no one can fill but Jesus.

Yet God has made everything beautiful for its own time. He has planted eternity in the human heart, but even so, people cannot see the whole scope of God’s work from beginning to end.
Ecclesiastes 3:11

We also lose the value of our life. We start feeling worthless. We walk around thinking this world is better off without me. The thing is suicide is a permanent answer to a temporary problem.

For our present troubles are small and won’t last very long. Yet they produce for us a glory that vastly outweighs them and will last forever!
2 Corinthians 4:17 NLT

Suicide is an eternal choice we make because there is no coming back from it. Death is permanent and eternal. I want you to know that you are valuable, your life has meaning and a purpose. God says so, I say so!

For I know the plans I have for you,” says the Lord. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.
Jeremiah 29:11 NLT

God proved how valuable you are to Him by doing something for you that says I love you so much that I sent my Son to die for so you can spend eternity with Me.
Don’t give up! Seek God and get help!

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About Victor Cadena

I’m the dad of eight kids, I know what you’re thinking, “The Hispanic Brady Bunch” right! I have three wonderful daughters from a previous marriage and my beautiful wife Valerie has four boys from a previous marriage. The newest addition to our family is our new baby boy. I’m currently a competitive power eater (LOL) but back in the day I actively competed as a power lifter. My greatest pride is that my family loves the Lord. My wife and I met serving in children’s church at Church Unlimited in Corpus Chirsti, Texas. Yep we have a blended marriage and there’s never a dull moment in our home. Our three girls live in other cities but the five boys live with us. I spend most of my time at football and basketball games and practices, and I love it. When we are not at games or practices or with our church family I like to hit the gym with my two older boys.

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