The Truth About Suicide


Don’t let the devil convince you to destroy what God has created for a purpose. God has great plans for your life.

"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."  (1 Corinthians 6:19 niv)

Perhaps no issue is more painful and complex than suicide. Some of us cannot understand the despair felt by people who have taken their own lives. And most of us cannot begin to measure the horrors faced by families left behind.

First, a word for the family of someone who has committed suicide. You may be struggling with the fear that your loved one has committed the unforgivable sin and is not in heaven. Let me make this absolutely clear: Christ forgives all sin. Although suicide is clearly outside the will of God, it is a sin for which Christ paid the penalty on the cross. If your loved one ever trusted Christ as Lord and Savior, be assured that he or she is in heaven right now.

If you are thinking about suicide, recognize that these thoughts come directly from the devil. Here is the lie he is putting in your head: If I’m gone, I’ll no longer be a problem for my family. They won’t have to worry about me anymore. This is a delusion. The fact is, your family will suffer with your death forever. It will haunt them, devastate them—possibly even destroy them. That’s why suicide is such a selfish sin.

If Satan is putting these thoughts in your head, please tell a friend or seek help from a pastor or a Christian counselor. God has great plans for your life. Don’t let the devil convince you to destroy what God has created for a purpose. Tell him, “Go back to hell. Jesus has great and meaningful plans for me, and I’m going to trust Him.”

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