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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  1. You are right. It is misuse of Gods word to use it to hurt people. Gods challenge to us is hard enough without people tearing us down. We are supposed to support each other. Your answer may be to meet new people. And that is not so easy in your mental state. I dont know what your interests are, but you may consider attending events, joining a club or organization, or hanging out among people who may stop and talk to you. The people you are with right now are not helpful and if they r hurting you, get away from them. Change is scary, but it is the answer.

    You are very brave and you will persevere to see better times. But because of your mood, you are going to have to force yourself to make changes you dont feel like doing right now. They have a slogan in Al-Anon that goes “Act as if….”. It really works. Its kind of like “Fake it til you make it.” Meet people and act as if you are interested in them. Ask them their needs. Try to help them. You will make friends. Did you ever try 12-step? They are free support groups for addictions, codependency, and other things. Check out Emotions Anonymous. You might really love it! They give you guidance and coping mechanisms, support, and an outlet. You will make friends there.

  2. I have come to a point in my life that those that are closest to me are dwindling be it distance or animosity that plagues society in general and it feeds this ever growing darkness in me some days I cannot see the light that is all around us.. all the negativity in the world let’s me see only the negative I am afflicted with thoughts of just ending it all but I know I can’t but it troubles me all the same. But where ever I look there is no relief ieven here people use God’s word to cast hate shame and what not on fellow men and women. If we are all children of God should we not build one another up no matter who it is God has made us?

  3. @tyjuvi don’t despair you are who God made you to be if you feel love one way or another it does not make you wrong. You need to embrace the person God has made you and the devil take those who would put you down for enjoying the love we all deserve and should feel by God’s grace . While I do not share your struggle I pray for you sir

  4. Withholding love is abuse. You dont deserve that. As a mother, you are legally entitled to keep practically everything: children, money, etc. consult a lawyer. Take control of your life. I will pray for you. God will see you through this. The Bible says God hates divorce, but I think suicide is the worse of the two. I am divorced three times. My first marriage I was 20 yrs old and I married and alcoholic. I was an abused child. What did I really know at 20 years old? All we can do is learn from our mistakes. And I did. I am now in an extremely happy marriage.

    Get counselling. Your counselor can help you. Dont go through this alone. Oxoxo

  5. I can relate because I am bisexual. Psychologists today say that sexuality is on a spectrum rather than a black and white thing. In other words we lean somewhere on a scale between heterosexual and homosexual. Although some say homosexuals should try to search for the bit of heterosexuality they may have, this wont work for everyone. Many get in heterosexual marriages that end up failing. My opinion is to accept yourself the way you are. Even heterosexual people have trouble accepting their sexuality. Many have fetishes and desires they wish not to have. This may be almost a universal problem. Science has not figured out how we can change our sexuality to what we want it to be. But I still believe everyone has a chance to be saved. I believe God loves homosexuals but does not love the sexual act because it has no potential for reproduction to produce a baby. Therefore the whole purpose He designed is not met.

    That being said, I want to share with you that God has shown me great love and blessings despite sexual thoughts I cant seem to eliminate. I believe sexuality plays a vital role in brain health and keeps brain chemistry balanced. I have learned this from personal experience. It is important to accept and utilize at least some portion of your sexuality. Also recognize and give glory to the God in heaven. Be thankful for everything you can muster to be thankful for. I know its hard at first. It was suggested to me that every morning I need to thank God Im alive and thank Him for another day. I was like, “Are you crazy?!” But I often take advice and I tried it. I felt like I was totally lying at first. But as things got better in my life, the sentiment became genuine. I still thank God every day for dying on the cross for me. Remember Jesus said, “Take up your cross and follow Me.”? Well our sexuality can be our cross. Whatever our cross is, accept the burden and move toward Christ.

    People laugh at you? It sounds like you need to take the bull by the horns and make major changes in who you hang around. I dont know where you live, but if its a redneck area, you might want to move somewhere a little more accepting like NY or CA. If its family thats giving you a hard time, you might have to cut certain ones loose. We dont choose our families but we can choose who we hang around with. Luckily we are at a good time in history in which gays have more rights and are more accepted.

    Also most Christian denominations have gay equivalent churches. Most of them are in NYC in Manhattan. But Im sure they exist other places too. I think SDA Kinship is upstate NY. Google whichever denomination. God wants and needs your acceptance too. I think you will find that if you choose to turn to Him, He will turn to you. God bless you!
    My website:

    1. Sandy said, “I want to share with you that God has shown me great love and blessings despite sexual thoughts I cant seem to eliminate. I believe sexuality plays a vital role in brain health and keeps brain chemistry balanced. I have learned this from personal experience. It is important to accept and utilize at least some portion of your sexuality. ”

      Hi Sandy. Your thoughts caught my interest. How does that work with Jesus’ connection between lust and adultery in Matthew 5:27-28? God bless.

  6. tyjuvi take heart! I know many who in Christ are able to resist homosexual temptation. I even married one.

    The key is they are in Christ. Victory is found in walking with Jesus. If you sin you immediately bring that to Him to be cleansed and walk in forgiveness.

    It could be that God is trying to show you that your worth is found in Christ alone. Do you know Jesus? Does He know you?

  7. My whole life it seems I was born to suffer. Born to be laughed at, humiliated, and degraded. Even when I was young and full of innocence, Satan has pulled all hope from my veins and has drowned me in my own failures. I’ve been struggling with homosexuality since I was a child, I pray and ask why me? why can’t I change? Every day I hide who I am but god knows and I feel that he is disgusted in me just like I am disgusted in myself. the things I put myself and my family though, the hate I feel for myself. On top of that battle, I lost everything I worked so hard for and can’t find work. lately my worth has been completely depleted to the point where I feel that I lost a part of myself. I can no longer laugh, or hold a conversation, there is no light in my eyes, I’ve lost track of my days and only in my dreams is where I feel genuinely happy. please pray for me, I hardly have any fight left and I feel that I am drifting away. I pray that God has mercy on my soul.

  8. Therefore I will judge you, O house of Israel, every one according to his ways,” says the Lord God. “Repent, and turn from all your transgressions, so that iniquity will not be your ruin.

    This is Ezekiel 18:30. “All” is the key word. Suicide is a sin that a person will not be able to repent of. Once they have died, their deeds are sealed. I believe it is up to God. He may choose to forgive someone for suicide if they are not in their right mind when they did it.

    Things to consider:
    To be saved, one must love God and serve Him. Suicide would be in effect taking away your service. Although I understand that suicidal people are distraught, remember that Gods feelings matter too. He created you for a reason. You may not know what that reason is now. The reason could be something very important you do in the future. The reason could be your future happy life. If you are saved, you are guaranteed happiness in the next life, yes, but there could even be happiness in your future life on Earth. The future is a big question mark for all of us. But God knows what will happen. Trust Him that your life purpose will be revealed in time. Love Him and serve Him because He wants you to. He wants you to give Him glory. Present trials are incredibly devastating. But Gods promise is to restore the Universe to a sinless perfect state. Sin is by definition disobeying Gods laws: Thou shall not kill. From Ten Commandments. We must stop sinning and help God to restore us and the Universe. This is His plan. He can restore and heal you and your life. This can happen if you partner with Him in your recovery, keep an open mind, and be willing to try new things. It happened to me.

  9. I’m just wondering, it been said all my life.. Suicide mean Hell bound .. Myth or truth..if true what scriptures says this.

  10. SlowBro you’re really gonna insult me like this and you call yourself a follower of Christ? Smh. Sad, sad in the fact there’s no love even in the body of Christ any longer. Goodness. May God have mercy on your pathetic soul!

    1. Ryan, please forgive me that offense, no insult was meant. If you were offended by my comment, “your life isn’t about you,” it was intended to segue into a discussion about the purpose of life. I can tell that comment was not taken the way I intended it, so please forgive me for that so we can discuss this, OK?

  11. You’re not understanding my situation. For 19 years I’ve endured terrible hardship yet I’m kept fed the crap of, “it’ll get better, God loves you, you’re so worth it, you’re beautiful, you’re unique, you’re special.” Really?! Really?

    I’m sorry to say but I’m sick of this crap and people feeding me this bull. Yet humanity points their boney finger in my face telling me I’m expected to live for the sake of those around me and their sanity saying I’m ruin the lives of those around me. They’ve already ruined mine so it won’t matter. God will judge me not them. Screw this life I’m done. Adios humanity it’s been a million laughs.

    1. Ryan please allow me to be a different voice. I can’t promise it’ll get better in this life — there’s no promises of that in the Bible. I won’t even call you unique or beautiful.

      Because your life isn’t about you.

      Can I ask, what brought you here to read these Bible promises if you’re done?

  12. Thanks for this site. Please pray for my major depression from job loss, and hopeless thinking since then. My wife and 3 kids deserve to have their husband/father around.

    1. Chris, may you give God the glory by depending upon Him in your hour of need. His promises are true and will be your broad plain to stand upon.

      Have you ever read the biography of George Muller?

  13. I feel worthless and useless and know I am struggling with major depression and severe PTSD. Sadly, my husband thinks I am worthless and does not care about me any longer (as stated by him). Suicide reigns in my head and no amount of anti-depressants and anti-anxiety meds have helped. Scripture just makes me feel more alone as trying to find hope to grab onto continually shows me just how alone I am. Please help. My husband has forced me to abandon the two true friends I had who were able to lift my spirit. I don’t know how much more I can handle but my five year old twins deserve a chance at keeping their mother.

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      AtMyWitsEnd – We are praying for you. I will send you and email tomorrow on how to contact us. Don’t let the devil, and anybody else that helps him, to get you to do something terrible. YOUR TWINS NEED YOU. Don’t let them down. PTSD is terrible but God is big enough.

      Do not give up hope. You have no hope because you can’t see the hope that is around you. There is hope and love around you but you can not see it. That is what spiritual trauma, like a PTSD event does. Just know, even if your head and emotions scream otherwise, that hope and love is all around you. We love you. God loves you. Your twins love you. Your husband is worn out, frustrated, confused, and hopeless, but he too loves you.

      Read some of the other articles on this site. Say good things to yourself even if you don’t feel it or believe it. It does not matter. We love you. Rex

  14. FaithMechanic, there’s a problem with the notification emails which began a few weeks ago. When I click reply on them, they take me to a page that asks for a username/password that I don’t know. I have to cancel that, load up your website, search for this article, search for the comment. Please have a look at that.

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      SlowBro – Thank you. I sure will. They stopped for a while and now it is running. Several of the new articles were not issued notifications. Thank you for all you do and say. God bless you. Rex

  15. Thank you for this page I am a mom of two and have a wonderful husband and the enemy is always telling me I’m not too enough that they are better off without me. Tonight I fought those strong feelings but I am so lost in my emotions at times I can not see through them and I struggle to reach out to God at those moments. I know he is my healer and redeemer I just need him so strong in my life please pray for me.

    1. Blind mother, you are correct in identifying your enemy. I hope that you memorize some of these Scriptures (or others!) to have a weapon to jab satan with when he comes. 1 Corinthians 12:14–20 comes to mind.

      For the body is not one member but many. If the foot should say, “Because I am not a hand, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. And if the ear should say, “Because I am not an eye, I am not a part of the body,” it is not for this reason any the less a part of the body. If the whole body were an eye, where would the hearing be? If the whole were hearing, where would the sense of smell be? But now God has placed the members, each one of them, in the body, just as He desired. And if they were all one member, where would the body be? But now there are many members, but one body.

      Lifting you up,

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      Blind Mother – We love you and are praying for you. Remember, the Devil is a liar, whatever he says is a lie. He will take a situation and twist it to hurt and confuse you, to separate you from the love of others and the love of God.

      Your family desperately needs you, now and in the future. I don’t know what circumstances, people, or things are being used to lie to you, but please, do not listen to them. We break the power of those false evil thoughts and feelings of the devil in Jesus Name. We believe and speak that the ‘eyes of your understanding are enlightened to see the hope and plan of God’s calling for you’ in Jesus Name (Ephesians 1:18).

      I don’t know exactly why you go by the name Blind Mother. I assume you may actually be blind. Being blind means nothing, except when there is a spiritual blindness to the goodness, love, and hope that is all around you. We find that in people who feel they are hopeless. They are not, but they have been blinded to hope by the devil. Resist him and resist the lies that would tell you these things. Again, we love you. Your family loves you. God loves you. Accept that even if you do not ‘feel’ it. Don’t let the demons block you from that love. I pray you won’t in Jesus Name! You are desperately needed. Love you. Rex

  16. Please pray for my son who is in a pit of despair. He feels utterly worthless and can’t see the point of living. He has turned away from God and doesn’t believe anyone could love him. He believes the only place to go to is computer games which are part of the problem. He has lost confidence in socialising with people. Please pray he knows the truth, and the truth will set him free -from suicidal thoughts, unbelief and how he sees himself. He is such a beautiful person and loved by so many and by God. Please pray he knows he has hope for the future. THANK YOU X

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      Everhopeful – We are praying for your son in Jesus Name. Speak the word over him and break the power of the devil over him in Jesus Name. Curse the spiritual blindness that is attacking him. We agree with you in this. Go to the Confessions on this site and pick one. Put his name in it and speak it over him. Do not give up. He will be okay. We love you and God loves you. And more than that, God loves your son. God is faithful. Speak His word! Rex

  17. Hie I don’t even know where to begin but suicidal thoughts are always in my mind I feel distanced , the feeling of hopelessness and uselessness clouds my mind . I really don’t know what to do , I’ve prayed about it many times but I relapse every time .

  18. I have had scary thoughts that make me feel so hopeless. I ask that you keep me in prayer daily. I believe God will heal my mind one day. Amen.

    1. indigenousgirl I prayed for you when you posted your comment and am praying now. Sorry I did not say so sooner. You are not alone. May you be healed in the name of Jesus.

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