The little girl was standing on the balcony a little too close to the edge, but, this time, sadness was stronger than fear. She always avoided the highs, the peaks, the sharp edges, the tall surfaces. Anything that would get her close to falling…
She heard the voice, louder and clearer, it brought chills to her spine, it always did. She knew she’s just a step away, but, this time, anger was stronger than panic. She wiped away her tears, there was nothing left to lose, only a life she no longer considered worthy of living…
Not like this.
So she climbed to the highest surface, the place that turns the city lights into small candles disappearing in the darkness. Her heart was spiraling into a place where love fades away in more than one overwhelming way…
You did well so far.
She tried to silence the voice, but it was stuck somewhere inside her, part of her being, part of her darkness. Tired of fighting, tired of tears…tired of asking herself if life could be any different…she was now contemplating the falling.
It doesn’t hurt.
The voice was calm and alluring, calling her, tempting her, promising an eternity of lost memories. Her parents fighting, her father drowning in alcohol, her mother smoking, depression, panic attacks every school morning, the bullying, feeling inferior, social phobia, anorexia, abuse, poverty…Yes, that’s what she will forget!
It will be like falling asleep, all dark, all safe, all peaceful.
That’s when she realized that the voice is lying. Peaceful? she asked.
Like nothing bad ever happened to me?
Yes, like all the pain is taken away.
Taken away by whom? By you? she shouted.
Hey, if you are that powerful, if you are that wonderful, if you are that strong…
Than why the hell weren’t you capable of healing my life until now? Answer, answer now, or I swear, I will spend the rest of my life haunting you!
the voice was chocking, barely whispering, but the words came clear:
…because I cannot heal, I only destroy…
The little girl climbed down from the sharp edge of the balcony, back to safety. Her tears were falling free, her hair war flying in the cold midnight wind, her hands were trembling, but she stood brave.
Abuse, fears, poverty, shame, bullying, neglect, anorexia, depression…
Step by step, she will overcome every demon who crosses her path.
By the power of The One who heals.
I found the image at: https://ayoqq.org/explore/demon-drawing-depression/