10 Bible Verses About Suicide That Prove You’re Not Alone

bible suicide scripture quote - 10 Bible Verses About Suicide That Prove You're Not Alone

Don’t give up hope. You’re here for a reason.

Suicide awareness has grown since 13 Reasons Why.

Then when Anthony Boudain and Kate Spade claimed their own lives in 2018, the topic became more openly discussed on social media to promote awareness and to show support for individuals suffering from depression.

The numbers prove that more people feel hopeless than ever before.

World stress factors, social media, and an inability to escape life due to the world’s interconnection can make it seem like a 21st-century problem.

But, did you know that the Bible also talks about suicide, starting from the beginning of the Bible via the Book of Genesis?

The first couple in the Bible gave birth to two brothers: Cain and Abel.

Able was murdered out of jealousy by his brother. As a result, Cain was sent out from his family and his biggest fear was that others would try to do to him what he had done to his brother.

This is the first conversation where desperate fear could indicate that a person struggled with thoughts of suicide.

Instead, God told Cain that he would mark him in such a way that anyone who harmed him would also be harmed as well.

Instead of judging Cain for his emotional angst, he was giving support, a lifeline, to encourage him to face another day.

There are other stories in the Bible about suicidal thoughts and attempts. King David contemplated suicide when his son was found dead.

In the New Testament, Judas hung himself out of guilt for leading Christ to his captors for money.

King Saul killed himself after a long period of mental illness. King David’s advisor, Ahithophel, also claimed his own life.

When Ahithophel saw that his advice had not been followed, he saddled his donkey and set out for his house in his hometown. He put his house in order and then hanged himself. So he died and was buried in his father’s tomb. Samuel 17:23, (WEB)

Samson’s death could be ruled a suicide or a martyr act.

There are many places where scriptures show how people felt sad and hopeless.

As a result, they gave in to their overwhelming sorrow and took their own life.

There are many factors that come into a person’s decision on why they should do this, but let’s take a look at one of them, lack of meaning.

In the …

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What I Wanna Be When I Grow Up Part 1

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By DR

When I enter pre-school I remember, all the rules
ABCs and 123 sleep time but while the teacher reads
Itsy Bitsy Spider, for me
When the rain of home the next day the sun dries me
Seems like the only cap and gown I seen
Watching my life on this widescreen
The household struggles took away my dream
Moved from the projects, what did it cost me?
A school of learning, I was a bumblebee
But the family grew, needed more room
Didn’t know welfare was everybody’s dreams
To the second stage, if my theme getting beat up became an outside thing
So I couldn’t focus on being a king
I went to neighbor to neighbor to learn different things
Looking at God’s nature, the stray things I knew since I was the only
I hear owls (sing) that I have to keep seeing things
That’s not what I wanted to be when I grew up
Sometimes I don’t think I’ll ever grow up
I still pray every day to what I wanna be when I grow up
But just in case I don’t show up
He bless (his children) to play
Be safe and grow up
(No matter what color in your cup)
Or what’s your family luck
Just say, your prayers when you get stuck and they will show up…

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shayarisms4lovers June18 292 - 26 Strength Quotes For Women Who Need An Encouraging Daily Bible Verse

26 Strength Quotes For Women Who Need An Encouraging Daily Bible Verse

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To being strong inside and out!

Do you love having a daily Bible verse to read? When you pick a quote about strength it doesn’t hurt to think it comes as a little blessing from God.

As a young teenager, I remember opening my Bible and closing my eyes as I let the pages sift through my fingers. I’d drop it flat on the table and put my finger down on the page hoping that the daily inspiration I received would be picked by change.

So many times a verse I memorized as a child became manna for the future. Like little ticking time bombs, a word would finally make sense years later.

One time, while in the hospital delivering my 3rd child too early than I was supposed to, I was terrified about my heath and feared death. I remembered my grandmother loved Proverbs 23, and so I meditated on each phrase until my son was born.

How amazing those words became to me. I had never appreciated a single verse from that chapter, I suppose because I didn’t have to. Yet, during my time of need, the same chapter that my grandmother prayed each day became my mantra during the darkest night.

Bible verses about strength are inspiring for busy women, Christian or not.

From losing a friendship to gaining weight, sometimes things happen in life that just plain should not. It’s nothing you did.

It’s nothing you didn’t do which can zap your energy just trying to fix a problem you didn’t create. 

And if you did, it’s ever harder dealing with the fear and guilt of it all.

But when unexpected and expected change does happen, there’s this tiny emotional alarm that goes off inside and asks, “What could I have done differently? How could I have prevented this from happening?”

The intuitive nature of a woman drives her to think things over — and then think them over some more.

Doing so brings many blessings, along with an awareness of a few dangers. Looking inside can teach us important lessons, but staring into an abyss of regret ruins lives.

And it’s especially hard to look inside for answers when it seems there simply may not be any to find, or when those we find just don’t make any sense. 

Rehashing different scenarios can foster a sense of fear when what a woman really wants is …

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shayarisms4lovers June18 234 - 50 Encouraging Quotes From The Bible That Give You Strength When You Feel Weak

50 Encouraging Quotes From The Bible That Give You Strength When You Feel Weak

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A little word of God will give you the strength to get through some of your toughest days.

Have you ever just felt weak and you didn’t know what to do? You can find so much inspiration and strength in the Bible.

The Bible offers “verses on finding strength for hard times and encouraging our faith when we feel despair.”

You will find that God’s words will bring you comfort and fortitude. You will find strength when you look within and to God for inner strength to face what is coming. 

Whether you are in search of strength, guidance, inspiration or love, God is always there.

You may sometimes feel like you have been abandoned, but you haven’t. He is always there for you with a guiding hand and faith in you. He provides strength and love.

He will rescue you from anything and everything and will only give you as much as you can handle, even though you may think that you have been thrown over the edge, but he is pushing you to do more and to gain some resiliency to stress and trouble. 

You always have someone to turn to when you are in desperate times when you are upset and tired.

He will only give you what you can handle and live with. You will have obstacles come that you feel like they are impossible for you to overcome, but you can do it. Just look within and remember how strong you truly are. 

Whatever your circumstances, you will always have Him in your corner. Don’t forget His strength but more than anything, your own.

The power of prayer is a strong force that can guide you through your emotions and your thinking.

You will find that once you start praying and looking to God for the answers to your troubles, your life will get easier and you will feel a weight lift off of your shoulder. 

So, here are 50 inspirationally powerful Bible quotes to help you through the days where you are facing tough times.  

1. Hold your head up high.

“She is clothed in strength and dignity, and she laughs without fear of the future.” —Proverbs 31:25

2. God will give you strength.

“I can do everything through Him who gives me strength.” —Philippians 4:13

3. God will always be there to lift you up.

“Tell everyone who is discouraged, be strong and

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#R.I.P. G-Pops

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By AME

You left so fast and I cried for days
I’ve been angry and beyond depressed
All these bottled up feelings are hard to express
I smoked so much weed and drunk so much drank
I didn’t even shower and ran the streets until I stank
Why did you leave when I needed you the most
I too wanted to disappear and be a ghost
I began to hate and be cold hearted
Trouble grew around me in which it all started
So many days are forever dark
I still see your body being rolled on that casket cart
I’m still hurting but I know God called you home
It’s just hard believing you’re really gone
I will see you again and oh what a day it will be
But in the meantime, I’m sorry for not being me
I’m growing stronger and have given my life to Christ
Although you’re gone I know heaven is nice
So please ask God continue to hold my hand
That through all this pain I can humbly stand…

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shayarisms4lovers mar18 12 - Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

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In this urban daily haiku, “Changes.”

Water…Rippling at the motion of movement. A quiet beach front and gray skies. Perspective is hung in the clouds. Pause is the granules between toes. The thousand moments of prayers, words laced with wisdom, and hopes break through the clouds of change. Peace is the answering. An urban daily haiku on a perspective of our challenging times.

Urban Daily Haiku: Changes

look through reflection
a thousand moments of pause
perspective changes

What is a Haiku Poem?  A Japanese poem which can also be known as a Hokku. A Haiku poem is similar to a Tanka but has fewer lines. A Haiku is a type of poetry that can be written on many themes, from love to nature. A Haiku consists of 3 lines and 17 syllables.…

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