You’ve been pondering it for some time. You know it would mean the end to your misery and suffering. Once you draw that final breath you just know everyone will be better off for it. You’ve got it all planned out. Why not kill yourself? I think I can help answer this question that so many these days are asking.
#1: HEARTS WILL BREAK. Whether you believe so or not, somebody cares about you. Suicide funerals are always associated with plenty of heartache. People who are taken totally by surprise because they honestly had no idea you were going through such a tough time. Whether a parent, grandparent, sibling, son, daughter, family members or friends many will be forever wounded by you taking your own life. Do you really want to hurt those around you?
#2: YOU’RE NOT GOD. We all know that death is coming. Scripture tells us God has an appointed time for our departure from this life to the next. However, nowhere does God give us the permission to take matters into our own hands. Your pain and temporary trials on this earth will not last forever. With God’s help you can get through whatever, whenever. Put everything in God’s hand and trust Him for peace and comfort.
#3: SATAN WILL WIN. Satan loves to kick us when we’re feeling down. Like a buzzard hovering over those who seem out for the count. Satan hovers over your brokenness, speaking lies, and tempting you to give up the fight. This is where it is so important you open the pages of God’s word and absorb the truth into your heart and mind. The only way to flush out the lies is to replace them with God’s truth. Don’t let Satan mislead you that all hope is gone when God is always there to catch you when you fall.
#4: YOU REALLY DON’T WANT TO. I’ve never talked to someone who was contemplating suicide that really wanted to die. Yes, things feel unbearable at the moment, but deep within you just want the pain to go away. We all search for quick fixes and suicide often tops the list of a very broken heart. Yet, we know it will not only create a mess behind us, it’s really not what anyone in their right mind would pursue.
#5: IT’S NOT THE ANSWER. Proverbs 14:12 says, “There is a way that appears to be right, but in the end it leads to death.” I can’t think of one good thing suicide accomplishes. Not only will it kill you, but it brings death in so many ways. It crushes dreams, breaks hearts, and creates a whole lot of unanswered questions. Just because it feels right to you, it’s not the answer.
Listen, I’m writing this because I honestly care about you. I’m tired of seeing Satan ruin lives and break hearts. I’m confident that once you discover all God has done, is doing, and will do for your life you’ll discover more than enough reasons to keep living. If you are having suicidal thoughts I encourage you to talk with someone, ask those around you to pray, and read God’s word to discover the truth. God loves you, Jesus died for you, and hope is only a prayer away.
“Satan comes only to steal and kill and destroy; Jesus says, I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.” – John 10:10