If you are feeling suicidal now, please stop long enough to read this. It will only take about five minutes. I do not want to talk you out of your bad feelings. I am not a therapist or other mental health professional. I don't know who you are, or why you are reading this page. I only know that for the moment, you're reading it, and that is good. I can assume that you are here because you are troubled and considering ending your life. If it were possible, I would prefer to be there with you at this moment, to sit with you and talk, face to face and heart to heart. But since that is not possible, we will have to make do with this.
I know that you might not be up to reading a long book, so I am going to keep this short. While we are together here for the next five minutes, I have five simple, practical things I would like to share with you. I won't argue with you about whether you should kill yourself. But I assume that if you are thinking about it, you feel pretty bad.
Well, you're still reading, and that's very good. I'd like to ask you to stay with me for the rest of this page. I hope it means that you're at least a tiny bit unsure, somewhere deep inside, about whether or not you really will end your life. Often people feel that, even in the deepest darkness of despair. Being unsure about dying is okay and normal. The fact that you are still alive at this minute means you are still a little bit unsure. It means that even while you want to die, at the same time some part of you still wants to live. So let's hang on to that, and keep going for a few more minutes.
Start by considering this statement:
"I sometimes have thoughts of suicide. What does the Bible say about it?"
Let me share some information that might help you with your thoughts of suicide. The Bible is very clear that we don't have the right to take our own lives. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 says, "Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your body." Jesus also said in John 16:33, "I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world." There is hope for your life, and your life is worth living, even if things seem really bad right now. Everyone feels lonely, depressed, or hopeless at times in their life. But instead of focusing on the negative, turn your eyes and mind up to Christ. In your relationship with him you will discover your exciting purpose and destiny. Don't throw away your future!
Satan is the father of lies (John 8:44) and he will use everything in this world to make you believe that you are ugly, unloved, unworthy, not valued, not wanted or anything except the truth. What is the truth? For you "to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses all knowledge." (Ephesians 3:18-19) Satan does not want you to know this love, but it is there for you and it is unconditional. Another lie that Satan will try to get you to believe is that you have to be perfect on the outside to have worth. The truth is that "Your beauty should not come from outward adornment... Instead, it should be that of your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle and quiet spirit, which is of great worth in God's sight" (1Peter 3:3-4).
Love Letter From God To You:
You may not know me, but I know everything about you--Psalm 139:1
I know when you sit down and when you rise up--Psalm 139:2
I am familiar with all your ways--Psalm 139:3
Even the very hairs on your head are numbered--Matthew 10:29-31
For you were made in my image--Genesis 1:27
In me you live and move and have your being--Acts 17:28
For you are my offspring--Acts 17:28
I knew you even before you were conceived--Jeremiah 1:4-5
I chose you when I planned creation--Ephesians 1:11-12
You were not a mistake, for all your days are written in my book--Psalm 139:15-16
I determined the exact time of your birth and where you would live--Acts 17:26
You are fearfully and wonderfully made--Psalm 139:14
I knit you together in your mother's womb--Psalm 139:13
And brought you forth on the day you were born--Psalm 71:6
I have been misrepresented by those who don't know me--John 8:41-44
I am not distant and angry, but am the complete expression of love--1 John 4:16
And it is my desire to lavish my love on you--1 John 3:1
Simply because you are my child and I am your father--1 John 3:1
I offer you more than your earthly father ever could--Matthew 7:11
For I am the perfect father--Matthew 5:48
Every good gift that you receive comes from my hand--James 1:17
For I am your provider and I meet all your needs--Matthew 6:31-33
My plan for your future has always been filled with hope--Jeremiah 29:11
Because I love you with an everlasting love--Jeremiah 31:3
My thoughts toward you are countless as the sand on the seashore--Psalm 139:17-18
And I rejoice over you with singing--Zephaniah 3:17
I will never stop doing good to you--Jeremiah 32:40
For you are my treasured possession--Exodus 19:5
I desire to establish you with all my heart and all my soul--Jeremiah 32:41
And I want to show you great and marvelous things--Jeremiah 33:3
If you seek me with all your heart, you will find me--Deuteronomy 4:29
Delight in me and I will give you the desires of your heart--Psalm 37:4
For it is I who gave you those desires--Philippians 2:13
I am able to do more for you than you could possibly imagine--Ephesians 3:20
For I am your greatest encourager--2 Thessalonians 2:16-17
I am also the Father who comforts you in all your troubles--2 Corinthians 1:3-4
When you are brokenhearted, I am close to you--Psalm 34:18
As a shepherd carries a lamb, I have carried you close to my heart--Isaiah 40:11
One day I will wipe away every tear from your eyes--Revelation 21:3-4
And I'll take away all the pain you have suffered on this earth--Revelation 21:3-4
I am your Father, and I love you even as I love my son, Jesus--John 17:23
For in Jesus, my love for you is revealed--John 17:26
He is the exact representation of my being--Hebrews 1:3
He came to demonstrate that I am for you, not against you--Romans 8:31
And to tell you that I am not counting your sins--2 Corinthians 5:18-19
Jesus died so that you and I could be reconciled--2 Corinthians 5:18-19
His death was the ultimate expression of my love for you--1 John 4:10
I gave up everything I loved that I might gain your love--Romans 8:31-32
If you receive the gift of my son Jesus, you receive me--1 John 2:23
And nothing will ever separate you from my love again--Romans 8:38-39
Come home and I'll throw the biggest party heaven has ever seen--Luke 15:7
I have always been Father, and will always be Father--Ephesians 3:14-15
My question is Will you be my child--John 1:12-13
I am waiting for you--Luke 15:11-32
Love, Your Dad. Almighty God
Know God? How can I know God?
Is There Really Someone Watching?
1. God Loves You...
2. You Are A Sinner In Need Of Forgiveness...
3. God Wants To Forgive You...
4. You Must Turn Away From Your Sins...
5. You Must Place Your Faith In God's Son, Jesus Christ...
6. You Receive Jesus Christ Through Prayer...
Admit to God that you are a sinner and that you are turning away from you sins; Believe in Jesus by thanking Him for dying on the cross and rising from the dead for your sins; Commit your life to Jesus by asking Him to come into your life as your Savior and Lord.
After you have prayed this prayer, try to find a local church where you can worship and learn more about Jesus. Also, commit to a daily quiet time, reading your Bible and praying.