Getting 'Saved' Will Not Stop Someone From Killing Themselves...
You are absolutely right!
However it's a step in the right direction. Because not only do we need to 'get saved' or another way to say it, believe that God sent his son to die on the cross for our sins, and receive that forgiveness for ourselves, we need to give God every ounce of our lives.
You see, a person who truly TRUSTS God will not kill themselves. They will know that as it says in Romans 8:28, "All things work for the good of those who love the Lord and are called according to His purpose."
This means, that God can even use the worst circumstances and darkest pain for good. This means, as Joseph of the old Testament once said, "What the enemy meant for evil, God meant for good."
This means that those who trust God with all of their circumstances and lives, will not disrespect the gift of life that God has given them and will honor God by not taking their lives. This person will trust God, in the darkest of times, and wait on Him to turn the circumstances into good.
A person like that, a person who loves and trusts God like that, will not kill themselves.
DON'T GIVE UP! KILLING YOURSELF IS A FAITHLESS ACT. TRUST GOD -- Ask Him to show you how, over time, the situations and circumstances of your life will turn to good. HE WILL!
We're praying for you.
Rebekah & Linda
Do you go to church anywhere? If not, find a church. Talk to the pastor and tell him how you are feeling. But most of all, keep doing the next thing. I'm not promising that you will not have losses, but keep praying, seeking God, and His direction. Keep your head high in this storm and one day, it will pass. The sun will shine again. And this dark period of your life will be behind you. There is hope Jeremiah 29: 11 - 13 says "For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord,...plans to give you hope and a future.... You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart."
Keep seeking, keep walking, and God will see you through this.
In the meantime, please go get a check up from your doctor and tell him how you are feeling. If you think you are at risk for suicide, please go to the hospital or call 911. Do not do anything to harm yourself, you are going to make it. A really good book on this is Where is God When it Hurts by Phillip Yancey. God is going to see you through this dear one. Please, please do not do anything to hurt yourself.
You are going to make it. I'm praying for you. God is going to see you through this dear one. Please, please do not do anything to hurt yourself. Wait on God. In the meantime, if thoughts of suicide get too heavy, go to the hospital or call 911. Call your doctor as well.
Here's what I recommend to you:
1. We need other believers for encouragement. Find a church home. See if you can find a small Bible study of people in your age range. Call some of the bigger churches in your area and see if they have anything to offer for your age group. This could be a home Bible study or a Sunday school class. CLICK ONE OF THE FOLLOWING TO FIND A CHURCH: Evangelical Free Church , Lutheran ELCA , any , any , Presbyterian , any Christian , Assemblies of God , Mennonite , any Bible believing , for travelers , Christian , Methodist ,
2. Listen to inspirational
music. There's a lot of Christian music in different styles. Maybe
you've got a great Christian radio station in your area or maybe you can find
one on the web that plays a style of Christian music that speaks to you like
You can also go to a Christian bookstore and listen to their CDs until you
find something that helps you to feel worshipful.
3. Take time to read the Bible. If you don't have a Bible, there are versions available on the web that you can download. Gospel Book of John
4. Read the book, Purpose Driven Life. This is a great Bible study and you need to have the Word in your life every day.
5. Take our New Believer Bible Study . CLICK HERE: What do you do next?
6. Read the instant download, Grief Relief.
7. Listen to free, encouraging downloads at www.BestCDDownloads.com
Don't do anything to harm yourself. You are so loved. Please give your situation time, please allow God time to move. He may be waiting for you to give in to Him, to say, God I will trust you, no matter what. Try trusting God and see what will happen.
Also, please go in for a medical checkup and tell your doctor about how you feel emotionally. Your doctor may have medications that can help you get over this 'bump' in the road.
Also, I highly recommend counseling. You may find a pastor in your church or other local church or some other professional who will understand and help you with your struggles.
WE ARE PRAYING FOR YOU!
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P.S.S. If you are at risk to harm yourself,
please go to the hospital, call 911, or call
1800 - SUICIDE
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