my_head_dark_space_300-webSTOP, DON’T DO IT! Take hope! You have options that you cannot see right now! It is not that you do not have options, it is just that you cannot see them. Evil forces cloud our minds from seeing the hope of a better day. It is coming.

You have good options, you just can’t see them now.

Only the word of God can strip away the darkness so that we can see the brightness. You are in the dark simply because you cannot see the light. Hurt and hopelessness work together to block the light. The light is actually all around you. MAKE YOURSELF read the following scriptures, even if you feel absolutely nothing. The deadness will leave. Hope and light will seep into your heart. Do it!

Anyone who is among the living has hope. Ecclesiastes 9:4

Suicidal thoughts only survive within an outlook of complete hopelessness. Hope, true Bible hope, is the best antidote for hopelessness. Take the hope that is resident in the promises of God and put it into your heart. Your outlook will change. God has a wonderful habit of raising individuals out of impossible situations. He enjoys doing it, and it brings Him glory. The Bible is full of stories of people, just like you, that were delivered out of extremely dangerous and potentially embarrassing situations – including His own son, Jesus. You are no different. Reject the guilt and shame, and absorb His love, forgiveness, and hope. You will make it out of this situation! The darkness will not last. That is the real truth, but for it to work, you must see it as truth and believe it. This is where reading, speaking, and meditating God’s promises comes in. They will grow hope and belief in your heart. ALSO, PLEASE READ THIS – Helping Others Is God’s Prescription for Depression.

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down (depression), but a good word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Allow God’s good word to cheer you up. God’s word is the only true source of hope because it shows the will of Him who can help. Allow the hope of a good result to seep back into your heart. Suicide is the extreme dead-end of hopelessness. Allowing thoughts of hopelessness to control your thinking narrows and darkens your path till suicide appears to be the only option, BUT IT IS NOT. There are plenty of other solutions; you just can’t see them now because hopelessness has blinded you to them. The hope that is resident in the promises of God will open the eyes of your heart, and you will be able to see again. It will get brighter.

Suicide only appears like an option when the devil has hidden all your other options. Allow the Bible to open your eyes.

You will have to work at it. You will not feel like it. Do it anyway, your life depends on it, and contrary to what you are feeling, YOUR LIFE IS WORTH IT. Suicide is a permanent solution to an intense but short term problem. Don’t do it!

“Do not be a fool–why die before your time?” Ecclesiastes 7:17b

This may sound harsh but the hard truth is this – the thought to end one’s life is foolish – and once you step back and see it for what it really is, you will understand. Do not despair; it will get better. The power to deliver is resident in His word. Put it to work for you. Relax and make yourself read these scriptures and let God’s word do the rest:

You are my lamp O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. 2 Samuel 22:29

But you will not need to fight! Take your places; stand quietly and see the incredible rescue operation God will perform for you, Oh people of Judah and Jerusalem! Don’t be afraid or discouraged! Go out there tomorrow, for the Lord is with you! 2 Chronicles 20:17

You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit. Job 10:12

I will lie down in peace and sleep, for though I am alone, Oh Lord, you will keep me safe. Psalms 4:8

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. Psalm 25:3

You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5

You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory. I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress. Don’t be like a senseless horse or mule that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line! Psalms 32:7-9

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:18, 19

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23, 24

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. Psalm 65:5

For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:5

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14

I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:74

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live…. Psalm 119:116a

The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Surely, there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusts in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. (Perfect means complete. If I keep my part of the promise by staying steadfastly focused on the Lord Jesus Christ, He will keep His promise to give me His perfect peace. Isaiah 26:3-4 See also Philippians 4:6-7 below)

And the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm – I will come to you. John 14:18

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don’t yet have – for a man who already has something doesn’t need to hope and trust that he will get it. But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently. Romans 8:24-25

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 2 Corinthians 3:12

Nevertheless God, that comforts, those that are depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. II Corinthians 7:6-7

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19

There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4–7

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ form the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 2 Peter 1:2–3

The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials. 2 Peter 2:9

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Comments

  1. I will pray for you. Turn to our Heavenly Father and hand your depression over to Him. Ask Him to empty you of all sadness and fill you with His love. He’s waiting for you to ask Him. He loves you! He created you! You are His precious child! Ask Him to take all darkness away and to show you light, love, peace, grace, and all that is good. When He does this for you perhaps you can share it with someone else who’s battling depression. I’m sharing my hope and faith with you. May God shower you with happiness and hope and show you your purpose in this life. Amen ❤

  2. HopelessSadGirl I am so sorry. I am familiar with depression myself. The good news about depression is it is not reality. You can tell yourself, “I only feel hopeless. I am not really hopeless.”

    Have another look at the promises on this page. They are life and light. Memorize them and repeat them often.

    Praying.

  3. I Feel my Heart Is vary Heavy Vary Hopeless Like My Hope Is Been Took in Away I Feel Worthless Hopeless Like Noting In My Life Is Gonna Get Better I Feel a Black Cloud Over Me And It Won’t Go Away Noting Makes Me Happy Anymore I Wake Up Every Morning Wishing I Was Dead No Hope Two Get Up And Start My Day No encouragement Just Hopelessness Please Pray for Me

    1. We ALL Have Questions by Sandra M.
      If you have a question
      That perplexes all your mind….
      You tried to ask in prayer,
      But still feel in a bind.
      Perhaps your faith is hinged on it,
      Teetering back and forth;
      Or maybe the pain of not knowing
      Threatens your whole self-worth.
      Maybe your trust in God
      Is shaken at its core.
      Yet hold to your faith!
      That’s what faith is for.
      This is your victory:
      To hold that question tight;
      And stand for all the years,
      Righteous in His sight.
      Believe that there’s an answer
      That supports His holy Word,
      Reinforces all its meaning,
      Even the sermons that you heard.
      Live as if you know:
      The answer’s in your reach,
      Your worth is without question,
      You’re still qualified to teach.
      Go and preach the Gospel,
      Never looking back.
      Stand like Job the hero,
      Amidst scorn and lack!
      If you have perseverance,
      Then someday you may sit
      At the feet of Jesus,
      Face shining with eyes lit.
      You can ask any question
      As a tear rolls down your cheek.
      He will give the answer;
      No more do you need seek.
      And when you see His wisdom,
      His design, and kind intent;
      You’ll love Him more forever,
      Just the way He meant.

  4. Paid back or paid for with the blood of Jesus! We must forgive others, and God will forgive us our sins. Forgive for yourself and for the love of Jesus! Overcome evil with good. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you.

  5. Jane I am praying for you. You must be devastated. I’m glad you’re here, asking for help. God is moving through you to seek after Him.

    About your first question, “What path should I take,” I encourage you to open your Bible to James chapter 1. Look at and think about that chapter. It has much help for your situation. For example I’ve prayed verse 5 over and over and I’ve lost track how many times that prayer has been answered. So helpful.

    About your second question, “How can you cheat and still tell someone you love them?” It always helps me to remember Romans 12:19-21. Those verses remind me that God is not going to always let the wicked man get away. He is going to ensure all sins are paid for either on the cross or in hell, with no exceptions. This frees us to “overcome evil with good,” knowing that all injustices will be paid back very soon.

    Lifting you up.

  6. Last year was so hard for me I found out that my husband was having an affair fkr several months while I was pregnant. It all makes sense know why he pushed me to go work right away a week after I had the baby. I know struggle with constant reminder of what he did even though I chose to forgive him. I feel so used and feel hopeless like i need time to heal, i feel so depressed. I need prayer i dont know what to do. What path should I take? I feel like I have no where to go since we have a karge family. How can you cheat and still tell someone you love them?

  7. Sad girl and sociopath’s widow, isn’t it great to be held in the hands of the savior who won’t let you go? You have pressed on and still have faith because He is still at work. Widow, He understands the pain you are walking through. The most holy men on earth have suffered. John, Isaiah, Paul, some of the most holy men of history suffered some of the deepest pains. And what about our suffering Savior? He suffered more than anyone else. All of this is proof that tragedy is not necessarily punishment. The most holy man ever, Jesus, suffered so severely. It is not necessarily a sign that you are being shut out. Please take another look at the promises above. Meditate on them. Let them be your daily bread. And walk with the suffering Savior who walks with us in our broken lives, who understands our pains and sufferings, who stores up our tears in a bottle, who will one day personally wipe away every tear. Walk with that Jesus. Praying for you both.

  8. Like “Sad Girl,” I have also tried to keep the faith. My husband committed suicide and since then, I have lost everything.

    God is on the other side of the door and all I can hear is the sound of it being bolted and double bolted.

  9. Blessed is the man that endureth temptation: for when he is tried, he shall receive the crown of life, which the Lord hath promised to them that love him. James 1:12

  10. Akeem you are here which is clearly God’s work in your life. Read and think about His promises. They are true and will give you hope to press on. Praying.

    1. Author

      Akeem – Don’t give up. The hopelessness is a lie and a blindness to the hope that is around you. We love you. God loves you. Do not let the Devil lie you into something hurtful. rex

  11. Mark42, I’m so glad your therapist heard the gospel. Let’s all pray she comes to know Jesus.

    Knowing that Jesus will one day wrong every right and personally wipe away every tear from my eye (He stores my tears in a bottle! Ps 56:8) helps me when nothing seems to be going my way. I know that I just need to wait a little longer.

    They who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength. They shall mount up with wings like eagles. They shall run and not be weary. They shall run and not faint. Isa 40:31

  12. Sandy. Thanks so much for your testimony of your healing and your encouraging words. If you had become a psychiatric nurse, you probably would not have been in a position to reply to my post. I’ve already read your entire website; darkness to light, twice, and I am drawing a lot from it. Have you considered how many more people you’ve been able to touch with your website as opposed to just being a psychiatric nurse? You strike me as someone, no matter the circumstances, who says, ‘Here I am Lord, send me.’ I hope to be able to reach that point myself one day where I can say whatever, whenever, and wherever. Blessings

  13. SlowBro. Thanks so much for your reply. This was my first blog that I have ever done before. I was overwhelmed with such the quick response. Thanks for the poem ‘Then Came Sunday’. It makes me think of myself wear as everyday is ‘Saturday’, the day of waiting and questioning what went wrong and what could I have done to make things turn out differently. I was able to summarize this poem to my psychiatrist this morning during our last therapy session together. What an ideal way to share the gospel with her. I pray the seed was planted. God bless,

  14. To all on this site do not give up Jesus is in control keep reading the scriptures out loud till you feel the peace of The Lord, he loves you dearly nothing is impossible with Jesus on you side.praying for you all..Just heard “Be still and know that I am God” I am praying for you daily,.This too shall pass there are brighter days ahead,Smile.

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