Bible Verses About Suicide

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Bible Verses About Suicide 

Many people who struggle with suicidal thoughts feel like they are alone. You would be surprised by how much the Bible talks about suicide. There are several helpful examples of those who took their life and many reminders of hope throughout Scripture. Even though these stories from the Bible are of people overwhelmed by fear, guilt, heartache, illness, pride, disillusionment and hopelessness, no where in God’s Word does it indicate that suicide is an unforgivable sin. The Bible is very clear in that the only sin which cannot be forgiven is refusal to believe in Jesus Christ.

Read and share these Bible verses about suicide and hope, recognizing that God can turn any life around for glory and joy. There is supernatural strength and healing when you claim the power of God and gain support to fight on. Note if you or a loved one is struggling with suicidal thoughts, please get help. Do not face this on your own. There is hope and healing, and there are many who will journey through this trial with you. Call the National Suicide Prevention Hotline at 1-800-273-TALK (8255) at any time day or night 24/7, to talk to someone who understands. Or go online at www.suicidepreventionlifeline.orgfor more information and help.

Read more about what the Bible says about suicide and discover truths to the lies that suicidal thoughts bring at Crosswalk.com

  • 23 When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb.
  • 10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  • 11 so is my word that goes out from my mouth: It will not return to me empty, but will accomplish what I desire and achieve the purpose for which I sent it.
  • 11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.
  • 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.
  • 4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them, because the one who is in you is greater than the one who is in the world.
  • 16 Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.
  • 22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
  • 1 Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, 2because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.
  • 38 For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, 39 neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
  • 3 When Judas, who had betrayed him, saw that Jesus was condemned, he was seized with remorse and returned the thirty pieces of silver to the chief priests and the elders. 4 “I have sinned,” he said, “for I have betrayed innocent blood.” “What is that to us?” they replied. “That’s your responsibility.”
  • 18 The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. 19 The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all;
  • 3 The fighting grew fierce around Saul, and when the archers overtook him, they wounded him critically. 4 Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. 5 When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.
  • 1 Kings 16:15-20

    15 In the twenty-seventh year of Asa king of Judah, Zimri reigned in Tirzah seven days. The army was encamped near Gibbethon, a Philistine town. 16 When the Israelites in the camp heard that Zimri had plotted against the king and murdered him, they proclaimed Omri, the commander of the army, king over Israel that very day there in the camp. 17 Then Omri and all the Israelites with him withdrew from Gibbethon and laid siege to Tirzah. 18 When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So he died, 19 because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD and following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit. 20 As for the other events of Zimri’s reign, and the rebellion he carried out, are they not written in the book of the annals of the kings of Israel?
  • 50 Next Abimelek went to Thebez and besieged it and captured it. 51 Inside the city, however, was a strong tower, to which all the men and women—all the people of the city—had fled. They had locked themselves in and climbed up on the tower roof. 52 Abimelek went to the tower and attacked it. But as he approached the entrance to the tower to set it on fire, 53 a woman dropped an upper millstone on his head and cracked his skull. 54 Hurriedly he called to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and kill me, so that they can’t say, ‘A woman killed him.’ ” So his servant ran him through, and he died. 55 When the Israelites saw that Abimelek was dead, they went home.
  • 25 While they were in high spirits, they shouted, “Bring out Samson to entertain us.” So they called Samson out of the prison, and he performed for them. When they stood him among the pillars, 26 Samson said to the servant who held his hand, “Put me where I can feel the pillars that support the temple, so that I may lean against them.” 27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform. 28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, “Sovereign LORD, remember me. Please, God, strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes.” 29 Then Samson reached toward the two central pillars on which the temple stood. Bracing himself against them, his right hand on the one and his left hand on the other, 30Samson said, “Let me die with the Philistines!” Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it. Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.

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God is Doing What Now?

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https://leesomniac.wordpress.com/2015/01/19/the-murky-theology-of-the-song-though-you-slay-me/

God is Doing What Now?

It is important to glean these claims from the song: God is the one who has broken, the one who has torn apart, the one who strikes down, the one who slays, the one who takes, and the one who ruins.  This is all done in love that people may know God in his suffering, and the lyrics proclaim that the singer will still bless and worship his name.  Now, if all this song is trying to say is that A) God disciplines his children due to their continued sin and need for direction towards holiness (Heb. 12:7), B) God allows (key word) evil for greater goods and C) God works good out of evil, then there is no problem.  The song, however, seems to say much more than that: There is no sense of discipline or sense of “allowance.”  God is doing.  He is the active agent of breaking, striking, and slaying.  This is further supported by the fact that John Piper and Desiring God Ministries have put their stamp of approval on the song.  It is part of Piper’s theology that God is the active of cause of everything, including when bridges collapse and kill a bunch of people.

It is not just Piper’s either; it is an important aspect of Reformed theology, though few Calvinists have the stomach to say what Paul Helseth says, that ” “evil must be regarded as something that is not contrary to, but an essential component of, God’s will” (emphasis mine).  Piper sometimes uses the language of allowance, but as I’ve pointed out elsewhere, he has claimed that to say “God allows” and “God does” is the same thing, which is, well, confused; they clearly mean something different for anyone with remote familiarity with the English language.  It is, of course, far more preferable to say that God allows evil rather than actively causes it, but when Calvinists use this language, they are simply being inconsistent with their own conception of God’s sovereignty as all-causing.

Failure is an option – TED

 

From “Failure is an option – TED” radio hour – Sept 21, 2017

49:49

  1. Don’t listen to anyone who tries to get you to shut up or change your story
  2. Give voice to the story that ONLY you know how to tell
  3. Sometimes telling the story IS the thing that saves your life
  4. “Cronology of water” – How many times I had to re-invent myself from the ruins of my choices.
  5. Failures were just wierd-azz portals to something beautiful – all I had to do was give voice to the stories

The Chronology of Water: A Memoir — Book by Lidia Yuknavitch

You have the ability to re-invent yourself endlessly – that is the beauty.

Marriage concerns

 

Criticism…

I battle with a critical spirit.

HAVE you EVER met a critical person that you want to be like?

10 min – your words have POWER – use them carefully

Instead – you made some mistakes.  We know that. But there are lots of things that you did right like………….    God will use you to reach so many people.  I can see it.

LISTEN TO:  My Big Fat Mouth Part 2: Criticising

Truth influenced by my hope?

 

I have discovered that I have a natural tendency to hold as “TRUTH”/”BELIEF” the things that I WANT/HOPE to be true.   Even (sometimes) in spite of evidence to the contrary.  Example-suffering.  When evil people die, they just cease to exist… instead of eternal suffering of a physical pain nature in a lake of fire.

Everyone devotes themselves to something that they believe will bring them a better life.

Everyone devotes themselves to something that they believe will bring them a better life.

  • Diet
  • Money
  • Exercise
  • Job
  • Car
  • Guitar
  • Girlfriend

What am I devoting myself to?  A- Think about where my mind is most of the time?  What consumes most of my time?   What I devote my time to is what/who I worship.

Everyone is mastered by something.  What is the root of your decision making? Why did you make a decision?

Greed:  Assumption that it is all for my consumption.   My time.  My money. My love.  My house.  My car.  My talents. My job.

People are lost if they the are worshiping material things. They are sowing to the flesh not the spirit.  They will reap a corrupt heart.  That is, a heart that becomes more focused on self.  A focus on self that wreaks God’s perfect plan to bring all people back to God.  God is love.

Suppose I have cancer  and 6 months to live… no amount of money, cars, job, etc. will bring peace in my heart.  Only the hope of eternal life in Christ brings peace.  This is the root of our joy.