For over a million people each year who die of suicide, the answer is yes! And that figure is more than all the casualties of homicide and war combined!
Think about this statistic—seriously: On average, one person dies by suicide every 40 seconds somewhere in the world, while up to 20 others are attempting the same act. That’s an extraordinary number of people desperately choosing death!
Have your desires been dashed by the pain of depression and despair? Have your hopes been smashed by hurt and heartache? Have you searched without success for a lasting solution?
Honestly, are you struggling with thoughts of suicide? Have you begun to believe the lie that self-inflicted death would be better than God-given life?
Realize, the Lord looks upon you with tender compassion and genuine concern. He cares about your every need. You can learn how to experience the meaningful life He has planned for you. He has a perfect plan for you . . . a plan to free you from the shackles of suicidal thinking . . . a plan based on truth, not on lies. Jesus desires to free you from destructive thoughts and choices. He said . . .
“You will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32
The Lord longs to heal your heart and restore your hope. In absolute honesty, go to God about your pain. Say to Him . . .
“I am in pain and distress; may Your salvation, O God, protect me.” Psalm 69:29
“I have set before you life and death . . . . Now choose life, so that you and your children may live.” Deuteronomy 30:19
"And take heed to yourselves, lest at any time your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life, and so that day come upon you unawares." Luke 21:34
"With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;" Ephesians 4:2
"The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death." Proverbs 13:14
Your habits characterize your character. If you are a Christian, your calling is to be clothed in the habit of Christ, with the result that your character actually reflects His character.