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Do not kill yourself!

The number of suicides happening throughout the world is shocking. And as much as government and medical authorities try to resolve this problem, it has grown and spread, even among Christians.

The motives of those who harbor this thought or those who recorded their reasons before taking their own lives, revolve around disappointments in love life, loss of property or loved ones, chemical dependency, unemployment, sexual abuse, but the highest incidence is depression.

There is a multitude of people that are depressed, lonely and sad inside their homes screaming for help. People who cry every day, because they can no longer see the way out of the pain that consumes their soul.

Depression robs the will to live and makes life completely meaningless. This occurs in a way that family, profession, money or friends lose their meaning.

To a depressed person, it does not matter if the sky is blue, if the trees are flowering or if the children need attention. His lack of courage, strength and joy, don’t allow him to see the beauty of life, the need of the people around him or the opportunities to start over and be happy again.

And, at the height of his anguish, comes the idea of suicide. Thinking of putting an end to the pain of the soul, man ignores that if he commits such an act, he will forever be placed in infinitely greater suffering: hell.

I say this because God is the Giver of Life, and only He can take it. Whoever ends their existence consciously is taking a right that belongs solely to the Creator. This is why in the Decalogue it is written, “Thou shalt not kill.” This commandment applies to both murderers and those who kill themselves.

But I’m not here just to say it’s a sin to commit suicide, but to show that there is a cure for your pain, whatever it may be. After all, Jesus said: “ALL THINGS are possible to him who believes” (Mark 9.23). The words “ALL THINGS” include the complete restoration of your soul, your body and your life in every way. Therefore, those who believe in the promises of God will NEVER give up on life.

The story of Job is an example of this perseverance in the promises of God, because even after he lost all his children, his wealth, his health, and his prestige in the society of the day, he did not accept his wife’s suggestion to curse God and give up on life. In other words, she meant that it was useless for Job to keep faith in God and that his life was no longer worth living. He did not listen to her bad advice, but many have heard and gave up on life.

Even though he endured the highest degree of pain, Job called his wife a fool for saying such things, because he trusted that God’s help would reach him.

Therefore, those who are being bombarded by thoughts of putting an end to your life, I know deep down this is not what you really want to do! You want the solution to your problems and an end to your pain, right? And faith can bring you this solution right now; all you have to do is call on the Lord with all your might.

Look at your problems through the “lens” of trust in Him who invites us to surrender our lives to Him, not to destroy ourselves. In doing so, you prove that you believe in God, and that your faith is greater than any suffering that knocks at your door.

Let this text be like a float, to get you out of this sea of ​​suffering. You can you’re your life around, get over this unfortunate time, be happy and fulfill your dreams. Do not kill yourself! Live and live to witness the greatness of God who:

He raises the poor from the dust and lifts the beggar from the ash heap, to set them among princes and make them inherit the throne of glory. 1 Samuel 2.8

Bishop Macedo
Bishop Macedo

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