VIII.4. Suicide Is Not the Answer

Question:  The question this week is a little different. I want to share with you a composite of some questions several readers of our website emailed to us sometime ago. In essence, “Dear Pastor Younce, will you pray for me. I have so many problems, family, financial, and others that seem to have no solution. I feel like God has turned his back on me and I see no reason for continuing to live my miserable life.”

Answer: Dear Friend, I will surely pray for you! I must assure you that no one is helpless and hopeless if they know Christ as their personal Savior! The Bible says

"I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me."- Philippians 4:13

Things may seem like "Life and Death" situations in the moment; but, I want to make a point. Problems are temporary, death is permanent ! What a shame to give up on the Lord just when He could be working the situation out.

It may "feel" like the Lord has forsaken you; but, in the Bible, He promised He would never do that.

"...for he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. So that we may boldly say, The Lord is my helper, and I will not fear what man shall do to me." - Hebrews 13:5b,6

He has also promised you will not be tested beyond what you are able to bear. Please read 1 Corinthians 10:13,

“There hath no temptation (testing) taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted (tested) above that you are able; but will with the temptation (testing) also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.”

Do you belong to a Bible-believing church? If you do, I strongly urge you to talk with your pastor. If you do not, immediately seek one out and talk with the pastor there. They are the feet on the ground there; and, they want to help! Please seek them out.

God has a purpose for your life. If He didn't, He would take us to Heaven the moment we are saved. Be sure to look up Acts 16:30,31, John 3:16, and 1 John 5:13 and believe them, if you do not already.

Do all you can to help yourself by reading your Bible, praying, talking immediately with a Bible-believing pastor. Then, forget your feelings! Leave everything in God's powerful hands,

"Casting all your care upon him, for he careth for you"- 1 Peter 5:7

The Lord’s will for you is for you to have life, and “have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10b).

Believe me! I am praying for you. Suicide is not the answer!

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