The Night I Considered Suicide


I was an agnostic. When I first discovered my company offered a chaplain,  I thought to myself, “What do we need a chaplain here for?” Mike gave me space to come to him, and now I know I probably wouldn’t be here if it wasn’t for Mike.

Mike helped me through the darkest night of my life, a night I was considering suicide. I called him, and he explained to me I could call out to God from my own front porch…that I didn’t have to go to a priest to get forgiveness. That was life changing for me. I gave God my life that night!

A couple months later, my girlfriend of seven years cheated on me and ended our relationship. I went back into that really dark place. At work, my boss sensed something was up, and Mike approached me to see how he could help. We began to talk.

I thought everything would be better since I had Christ in my life.

Why was I hit with this now?

How is God helping me out?

Mike walked me through it, and I can still call him any time to talk or pray together. He is a good listener and is there for me no matter my struggles. He has always given the resources I need to get the help I need. He holds me accountable, and has helped me get back into reading the Bible.

Now, I’m so glad we have a chaplain named Mike. I trust him and our bond has become very special to me.

One thought on “The Night I Considered Suicide

  1. This is a beautiful testimony of love, care and compassion, which is exactly why I want to become a Chaplain. So many hurting people in this world who don’t know where to turn for answers. I may not be able to reach them all, but there are some that I’d love to reach out to and this is the ideal platform.
    Thanks for sharing. And Mike, wherever you are, thanks for caring.

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