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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Comments

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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,

  8. 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.

  9. Mark42 I hear hope in your posts. Satan is a liar. He hates you. Wants you dead. Whether it takes your enemies or your own hand, he wants to kill you.

    I have learned much about the mysterious, sometimes seeming-contradictory ways of our Lord. But one thing is crystal-clear in the moments when it doesn’t seem like He is doing the right thing — He is with us. He walks with us through the dark night of the soul and will soon make all wrongs right.

    It’s Friday. Jesus is praying. Peter’s a sleeping.
    Judas is betraying. But Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. Pilate’s struggling. The council is conspiring.
    The crowd is vilifying. They don’t even know that Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. The disciples are running Like sheep without a shepherd.
    Mary’s crying. Peter is denying. But they don’t know that Sunday’s a comin’.

    It’s Friday. The Romans beat my Jesus. They robe him in scarlet.
    They crown him with thorns. But they don’t know that Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. See Jesus walking to Calvary.
    His blood dripping. His body stumbling. And his spirit’s burdened.
    But you see, it’s only Friday. Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. The world’s winning. People are sinning. And evil’s grinning.

    It’s Friday. The soldiers nail my Savior’s hands to the cross.
    They nail my Savior’s feet to the cross.
    And then they raise him up Next to criminals.

    It’s Friday. But let me tell you something, Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. The disciples are questioning. What has happened to their King.
    And the Pharisees are celebrating that their scheming has been achieved.
    But they don’t know It’s only Friday. Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. He’s hanging on the cross. Feeling forsaken by his Father.
    Left alone and dying. Can nobody save him?
    Ooooh It’s Friday. But Sunday’s comin’.

    It’s Friday. The earth trembles. The sky grows dark.
    My King yields his spirit.

    It’s Friday. Hope is lost. Death has won.
    Sin has conquered
    and Satan’s just a laughin’.

    It’s Friday. Jesus is buried. A soldier stands guard.
    And a rock is rolled into place. But it’s Friday.
    It is only Friday. Sunday is a comin’!

    –Ken Weliever, The Preacherman

  10. Thank you everyone for your posts. I have have been suicidal for most of my life off and on. It actual started when I was 18, and now I’m 50. That’s 32 years. I’m presently in my 6th bout of depression. In and out of therapy and who knows how many medications. Having ADHD and OCD only adds to my inability to break free. The psychiatrist I’ve been seeing along with my family practitioner and even my endocrinologist has talked to me several times about being admitted over the past year or so, but I was able to sweet talk my way out of it like things were really not that bad. Just a few months ago, I started to seek counsel from a Christian therapist. My secular psychiatrist obviously wasn’t doing anything to meet my spiritual needs. I got more out of my Christian LCSW in 3 weeks than I did from my psychiatrist over 2 1/2 years! The 3rd week I saw my LCSW was the most suicidal I’d even been before and she insisted that I should be admitted. She reluctantly allowed my to go see my psychiatrist whom I had already scheduled an appointment with immediately after seeing her. She called my psychiatrist to discuss my situation as I was on my for my visit. My psychiatrist also agreed that it was time for me to be admitted. This was the day before I was to go on vacation with my family and rendezvous with my oldest child. I couldn’t believe that it came to this the day before vacation. Once again, I was able to talk my way out of it insisting that not going on vacation with my family would do greater harm. In turn, my Christian counselor dropped me since I was not admitted. That hurt and I felt once again that God just left me alone. At the beginning of January, my wife will be going back to school. Because of this, we have to get the affordable health care insurance. I will no longer be able to see my present psychiatrist. I have found a much less expensive psychiatrist to manage the 4 drugs I’m on and also found a new Christian counselor that a hope I will be able to discuss suicide with without dropping me. I’m NOT going to be admitted anywhere. The out of pocket expense would be detrimental to my family. Besides, the hospitals just keep you long enough to get you back to a reasonable level of depression before releasing you. Half the people end back up in there. I can’t borrow $10k for every visit. When I begin seeing my new health care provides in January, it makes me feel like I’m starting all over again which makes me angry. I have so many questions of God like, why, after much prayer, did he send me 2 1/2 years ago to whom, I understood was a Christian psychiatrist that I didn’t realize that she wasn’t for several months. I had invested so much of myself including private issues with her that I couldn’t stand the thought of starting over with someone new, like I am now. I also don’t understand why the Lord would had me tell her all of the shameful things in my life that I’ve done which poorly represented a Christian to an unbeliever. It would take too long to tell of all the reasons that I am depressed and why I don’t want to live anymore. However, I’m so very thankful that the Lord took me to this website one night while researching suicide. I’ve been reading the articles on hopelessness, suicide and depression everyday and speaking the Bible’s verses out loud in hopes that the words will soon become alive to me and start to bring forth hope. Coping skills like cognitive behavioral therapist, mindfulness therapy, exercise and Meds are no longing cutting it! This is spiritual warfare! Satan has won enough battles in my life. Just when I feel faith arise, Satan speaks another lie. Thank you to all who make this website possible and God be with all who can’t see the light for the darkness! I know he can break the strongholds in your life, why don’t I believe it for me….cause that’s what depression is.

  11. Chasing Bird your story touched me. You know, God’s promises are indeed not possible on our own. We cannot obtain on our own what God promises.

    That’s why He sent Jesus to die, for all the promises of God find their Yes in Him. In Christ alone we can see God’s promises delivered.

    I love you even though I don’t know you. Praying for you. May you find yourself more and more in Christ.

  12. I have been in a free fall of depression and despair. My depression started when I was a little boy of 9 –I am 52 now. I have had HIV for 34 years and full blow AIDS for 22 years. I have attempted to off myself 3 times. The first time I would have simply gotten a good long night of sleep (which I so desparately needed because I often suffer from debilitating bouts of insomnia) as I took 8 minuscule tablets that ultimately added up to not much. I was only supposed to take one. Try #2 was a serious mix of a large amount of pills. But, by God’s mercy only enough to keep me knocked out for a day or 2 without any damage. The #3 try was because of insomnia along with just how lousy I feel with AIDS. I was also suffering from some other very painful condtions: bilateral cubbital tunnel syndrome, bilateral rotator cuff impingement, and thoracic outlet sydrnone. This time I checked into the local physce ward. 5 days later I was released with a token dose of a med to help with panic and a very coservative dose of another med to help with sleep. My physical pains and my deep depression were never addresssed. My pleas for help with these were ignored even after I shared that 2 cousins on my father’s side killed themselves and I have a brother who survived dozens of very serious attempts on his own life by him from age12 to age 20.

    I retuned home and still could not sleep. My anxiety, my insomnia, and my pain
    made for a deadly mix with my depression and my hopelessness. I jumped of off a bridge and incurred so much damage on the left foot, left hip, the pelvis on both sides, 5 left ribs, my left sacroiliac joint, and 4 fractured vertebrae. I was put back togeter between several different surgical teams over a period of 3 weeks between 2 hospitals. I now have a managerie of many metal pieces left inside which are now causing yet a new set of complications.

    All of that to say that I have tremendous pain nearly system wide. The back pinches discs and nerves constantly sending even more pain down my left leg sometimes the right too. In addition the back pain wraps around me from the navel around to the spine in a foot wide belt. I get some relief when I am prone.

    I have a nearly impossible time believing that God’s promises and his heaven are for me. My core beliefs are mostly negative and hopeless. This is a pattern from childhood that I have reinforced. It now has sway on me. I
    have a ginormous battle constantly on my hands. I so appreciate any feedback and I also desparatey need the prayers of the saints. Because of my conditions and injuries, I need daily help with basic chores. I do manage all of the personal stuff. So I am in the greiving process over severe personal losses ( swimming, golfing, hiking, long walks, frisbee, chasing kids, and gardening ). And, over the past year my sister died of cancer and my father had his final heart attack. They were 55 and 83.

    Thank you for taking the time to thoughtfully read this. Respond in any appropriate and useful way.

  13. 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.

  14. 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?

  15. @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

  16. 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.

  17. 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?

  18. 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.

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

  20. 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?

  21. 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?

  22. 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.
    Chris

    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?

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