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 can cloud our minds from seeing the hope that is there. You have an opportunity of a better day. It is real and it is out there. It is coming. Let God open your eyes to it and let Him do it for you. Give Him a chance to give you a chance. We love you and He loves you.

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

Call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline: 1-800-273-8255
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. Please pray for me. I am 52 and am in my last semester of graduate school. In order to graduate I have to do an internship of 600 clinical hours which is 40hrs/week UNPAID. I have been looking for another job to help cover my expenses and have had no luck. I can work 70hrs/week for a few months to push through to graduation. I am facing homelessness in the form of living out of my car. I have had to foster out my dog because he cannot endure living in my car. I will be car living by Tuesday. I am afraid for my safety above all else. I am a person of strong faith and have seen God working in my life in so many ways and if this is the path I must take I will but it is taking a toll on my mental health. It is cold where I live and will be sleeping outside in below freezing temps. I hate that money would solve this problem but that is the truth. Keep me in your prayers, pray God gives me the strength to endure whatever I need to complete this journey. He’s brought me this far so I feel he wants me to see it though. When I’m done with school I will be a therapist and will have a job to cover all my expenses. It’s always darkest before the dawn.

    1. Praying….. You are the salt of the Earth and your work as a therapist is most valuable. I hope you can make it through. You are so close to the finish line! You might try a gofundme. It’s easy to set up and I think people would give. Look me up on facebook. I am the one with the white hat. I will be praying for you. God bless you. Sandy

  2. Please pray for me, I am 68 and suffering from desperate loneliness from living alone. At times I want to end it all. I was married 22 years and raised 5 children and now living alone is too hard to bear. I long for love with a good man to share my life with. I see my children and grandchildren, neighbors, family etc., but they can’t take the place of someone living with me daily and loving me, and me loving them. I feel like a lost child, longing to be found and loved, and held closely. Please help me urgently dear Lord, for I can no longer bear living alone. The lack of human touch daily is devastating. If it weren’t for my little dog, I just don’t know what would happen. She is my daily companion and life saver. I know God and Jesus is always with us, but we also need a human presence, kindness, conversation, love and touch. Please Lord, help me! In Jesus’ name, Amen!

    1. Dear Lori, when I read your post I felt as though I could have been the one writing it. I just turned 73 and have been a widow now almost 5 years. I have grown children, grand children and 3 great grandchildren. Still with all these blessings I was in a pit of deep despair and loneliness. Like you my little dog of 14 years my loving companion. I prayed and prayed for God to lift me from my depression. The Spirit spoke to my heart and revealed to me the answer. I needed to pour myself into the service of others and my Lord Jesus Christ. I started looking for ways to serve and connect with others. I also started daily reflecting on the many blessings I had that so many others didn’t. I now volunteer at a local pregnancy crisis center that ministers to women and their precious little ones, I teach a women’s Bible study weekly, I serve as a greeter weekly at my church, I go to lunch weekly with other widows from my church. When I serve others the blessing comes back to me. God gives me a feeling of satisfaction, peace, love. Once in a while depression will try to raise its ugly head but that’s when I get into Gods word and claim His many promises to love me and never leave me. God Loves you Lori!

    2. So sorry to read this. I’ve felt similarly. I don’t know if you have access to the email of a sender, probably not. I would speak with you, share life notes and experiences. Many of us are in the same boat. We don’t want to look, but wish someone would be sent. Mike

    3. Lori, I really hope that God has answered the desires of your heart. All in all, He keeps in perfect peace whose mind is stayed in Him. Do so and that companion could be right around the corner xxx

  3. I am going through a lot financially and I am so worried that my student visa won’t be approved. Suicidal thoughts have been growing in my mind and my prayer life has died. Please pray for me

      1. Uchehi Do not be upset about the student visa.God has great plans for you plans to prosper you.I will pray.Smile Jesus loves you.

    1. Sigh, I know that feeling.
      May you not fall deep into depression and become a victim of suicide.
      Write scripture on sticky notes , place them around the house. Speak to who you can trust about the suicidal ideations. When things are so God is getting ready to come through for you. Devil just doesn’t want you to get the chance! Keep up, with Love xxx

  4. Im so close to ending my life…please pray for God to intervene…its just a fews days away…its all because of an unjust financial situation that my own father has cause .

    1. C. I am praying for you Jesus is your provider place all you financial problems at his feet.Jehovah Jireh my provider take care of C.

      1. Praying for you…. for provision, for prosperity, happiness, love. Stay with Jesus. There is great reward! Whatever you do not have now, he will triple rewards later. Sometimes like Job we are tested. We must prove we will not leave God for any reason. He loves you and cares for you. Your prosperity will come in due time. Use your gifts and you will eventually be recognized. God be with you always by your side!

    2. The devil really binds us with ideas of money. If you can take a cold, calculated look at it for a split second, money literally has nothing behind it but the power we give it. Heck, ours has no gold behind it, it’s truly just paper! As one who has been in many financial troubles, you will be surprised how many people Jesus will put in your path to assist you …
      your trouble isn’t bigger than God! And He loves you … just waiting (as He honors your free will) for you to ask! He loves you PERFECTLY … not flawed, as your father (and mine) here on earth has failed at it …

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