Katelyn Nicole Davis

I can’t get this precious young girl out of my mind. Katelyn Nicole Davis was 12 years old when she committed suicide this past week. She apparently struggled with depression, confessed that a male family member was sexually assaulting her and she just could not take it anymore.

My God. The pain that exists in this world breaks my heart…

I have been praying for Katelyn’s family and friends. Praying that this horrific death would open their eyes to their need for God.

I have prayed. But I am conflicted. I must admit to some strong feelings of rage. How could they hurt her? How could they do that? Why was no one there to help her?

So what do we do with this? I suppose it leads me to say this…if you are considering suicide please reach out to someone. Someone you can trust.

If you don’t have that kind of person in your life call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline: 800-273-8255.

Call me: 856-904-7092.

I’m afraid of the space where you suffer
Where you sit in the smoke and the burn
I can’t handle the choke or the danger
Of my own foolish, inadequate words
I’ll be right outside if you need me
Right outside

What can I bring to your fire?
Shall I sing while the roof is coming down
Can I hold you while the flames grow higher
Shall I brave the heat and come close with you now
Can I come close now?

So we left you to fight your own battle
And you buried your hope with your faith
‘Cause you heard no song of deliverance
There on the nights that followed the wake
We never thought to go with you
Afraid to ask

What can I bring to your fire?
Shall I sing while the roof is coming down
Can I hold you while the flames grow higher
Shall I brave the heat and come close with you now
Can I come close now?

Lay down our plans
Lay down our sure-fire fix
Grief’s gonna stay a while
There is no cure for this
We watch for return
We speak what we’ve heard
We sit together
In the burn

What can I bring to your fire?
Shall I sing while the roof is coming down
Can I hold you while the flames grow higher
Shall I brave the heat and come close with you now
Can I come close now?

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