Today I’m going to be discussing a very sensitive topic. If you’re triggered by suicide or murder, now is a good time for you to hop off and catch me tomorrow. Otherwise, let’s go.
I am going to spend the next few moments talking about Christina Treadway. Christina was thirty-four years old. She had two kids: a seven-year-old son and a three-year-old daughter. For reasons that remain unknown, Christina stabbed her two babies, left them at home to die, and jumped off a interstate bridge, killing herself.
If you have seen this story on Facebook, I’m sure you’ve seen the videos of Christina singing “I Will Always Love You to her daughter” or the videos of her daughter singing a song she wrote to her, and her son singing a cover of “All of Me”. These kids were absolutely beautiful. So was Christina. All three of them had such amazing voices.
There are a lot of things being said. People are calling Christina a monster. People are saying that using mental illness as an “excuse” for what she did isn’t right. I’m not here to speculate about any of that. I just want to bring this to your attention.
There are things that will happen in life that will cause you to think/feel/believe that things will never get better. There are things that will happen that will cause you to think/feel/believe that there is no way out. But listen to me. In those times, I need you to remember these three things.
Number One: NOTHING… absolutely NOTHING can work in your life unless it works for your good. Absolutely nothing. It may seem bad. It may feel bad. It may look bad. But I promise you. If it’s working in your life, it’s working for your good. Romans 8:28 confirms this… and so does Genesis 50:20. Read them.
Number Two: YOU CANNOT CONFIDE IN EVERYBODY, but you DO need to confide in SOMEbody. You absolutely need to have someone in your life who you can confide in. Even if it’s a crisis counselor. That brings me to the next point.
Number Three: Help is always available to you. I do not encourage people to go to the church about their mental issues, because honestly, sometimes the church stigmatizes mental issues way more than the world does. However, what I DO encourage is that you seek help from a qualified mental health professional. You can call the Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800-273-TALK (8255). You can even chat with them. Just Google “Suicide Prevention Lifeline”, click on their website, and if you scroll down to the bottom, you’ll see a place to chat with a counselor.
My heart grieves for those babies. I can’t imagine their pain in the last moments of their precious lives. I can’t imagine Christina’s pain either. It’s just so much to take in. I just pray that their souls find rest.
Don’t ever take matters into your own hands. Whatever it is… Whoever it is… Seek help. Even if it’s not you – you can call the lifeline for someone else. And if you don’t want to call the lifeline, you can always call me at #NotOnMyWatch™. The number is 919-295-2172.
Have an amazing day today. Show love to yourself AND others. Be GREAT! I speak life to you and everyone and everything connected to you! Catch me tomorrow!