It was going on midnight as I sat in the crowded parking lot of Walmart in my 2010 Chevy Impala. Watching the countless individuals walking in and out of the jaws of the sliding doors. As the Walmart greeters either smiled or nodded their heads as a form of communication for thanking them for choosing to shop at Walmart. I wondered how many of them were unhappy, how many of them were struggling with similar issues to mine, and how many of them felt their life was falling into dozens of small pieces that couldn’t be put back together. Each day brought more problems, and each night brought more pain. I wondered where are the heroes that were fasters than a speeding bullet and quicker than the speed of light. Or the millionaires during the day and crusaders at night. All this played like a movie in my mind as the tears filled my eyes and showered down my face. When suddenly the voices that were once inaudible in the beginning were now close enough to my ears that I can hear them mocking me for thinking I was needed, I was wanted, or that one day I would be loved. As my lungs filled with loneliness, despair, and hopelessness. I screamed to be left alone to unseen enemies as I begged for help as I looked toward the Walmart crowd. No one looked my way and their expression said it all. Not my problem!!! As I began feeling like I should admit defeat. As I began believing I wasn’t needed, believing I wasn’t wanted, or that I wasn’t loved and would never be. My hero suddenly appeared I didn’t see his face, but I heard power in his voice. His voice made my enemies flee as they shrieked and cried in pain. Suddenly my lungs began to fill with love. I no longer felt a sense of loneliness and despair. Because I didn’t see his face at first, I thought it might have been a Walmart customer. Then I realized it wasn’t, afterwards, I thought it was one of the Walmart greeters, but I was wrong once again. But when my eyes began to focus as my tears began to dry up. I saw it wasn’t superman and it wasn’t Batman either. But it was God, and he said to me that you are never alone even when you don’t see me. Just look down and you will see one set of footprints which are mine and this is because you are being carried by me, not by man. I will never forsake you and I will never stop loving you.
So, when all hope is lost and when you think your life is over, you’re not alone!!! And for those who have their own beliefs. Suicide, depression, and anxiety are some of the enemies that many people face every day. Don’t turn your back on people that are looking for a hero. You can be that very person that saves someone’s life.