Isaac is one of 7 children and the youngest boy. He grew up in a house full of love and was extremely close with his dad. He’s also a dad himself. In this episode, we talked about the influences that shaped his journey into manhood, the lessons he’s taken from his upbringing and some of the struggles which challenged his very will to live.
There’s a text in the bible I think appropriately describes Isaac’s Story. It reads:
“We are afflicted in every way, but not crushed; perplexed, but not driven to despair; persecuted, but not forsaken; struck down, but not destroyed.”2 Corinthians 4:8 & 9.
Parts of this conversation features topics which some may find difficult to listen to. Isaac and I talk about his spiral into depression, but as you’ll hear, we also talk about his journey out of it. I think that message of hope is an important one to share.
If you are listening to this and are struggling with thoughts of suicide or self-harm, please reach out to someone. You can contact the Samaritans any time, day or night for free on 116 123 or book an appointment with your GP who can signpost you to other organisations which can provide help.
The struggle may be difficult, but the struggle itself is a sign of life and where there is life, a new story can still be written. A better story.