There was a fellow who was about to jump from a bridge. An alert police officer slowly & methodically moved toward him, talking with him all the time.
When the officer got within inches of the man he said, “Surely nothing could be bad enough for you to take your life. Tell me about it. Talk to me.”
The would-be jumper told how his wife had left him, how his business had gone bankrupt & how his friends had deserted him. Everything in life had lost meaning. For 30 minutes he told the sad story - then they both jumped.
“Battles are fought in our minds every day. When we begin to feel the battle is just too difficult and want to give up, we must choose to resist negative thoughts and be determined to rise above our problems. We must decide that we're not going to quit. When we're bombarded with doubts and fears, we must take a stand and say: "I'll never give up! God's on my side. He loves me, and He's helping me! I'm going to make it!” - Joyce Meyer.
Hab 3:17-18: “Fig trees may no longer bloom, or vineyards produce grapes; olive trees may be fruitless, and harvest time a failure; sheep pens may be empty, and cattle stalls vacant - I will still be joyful and glad, because the Lord God is my savior.”