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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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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20 Best Passover Quotes & Bible Verses To Celebrate The Week-Long Jewish Holiday

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Do you truly know the story of Passover?

Passover (pesach in Hebrew) is a Jewish holiday celebrated each year in the early spring over eight days by Jews living outside of Israel and seven for Jews living within Israel.

The festival “commemorates the emancipation of the Israelites from slavery in ancient Egypt … [and] is observed by avoiding leaven and highlighted by the Seder meals that include four cups of wine, eating matza and bitter herbs, and retelling the story of the Exodus.”

As slaves in Egypt, the Israelites suffered under brutal conditions, forced to do hard physical labor in the sunny, humid dessert. Harsh treatment was rampant and Pharaoh (the Egyptian king) didn’t care how badly the slaves were treated.

As the story goes:

“G‑d saw the people’s distress and sent Moses to Pharaoh with a message: ‘Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me.’ But despite numerous warnings, Pharaoh refused to heed G‑d’s command. G‑d then sent upon Egypt ten devastating plagues, afflicting them and destroying everything from their livestock to their crops.

“At the stroke of midnight of 15 Nissan in the year 2448 from creation (1313 BCE), G‑d visited the last of the ten plagues on the Egyptians, killing all their firstborn. While doing so, G‑d spared the children of Israel, ‘passing over’ their homes — hence the name of the holiday … The Israelites left in such a hurry, in fact, that the bread they baked as provisions for the way did not have time to rise. Six hundred thousand [families] left Egypt on that day and began the trek to Mount Sinai.”

As commanded, the Jewish people have passed the story of the Passover from generation to generation, retelling it every year over the course of their seder meals.

In celebration, we’ve gathered this collection of the most inspirational Passover quotes and bible verses that summarize what makes this holiday so special.

1. Enjoy and live in the moment.

“Passover is a time of reflection and joy. When we emerge from our cocoon of doubt to fly freely on the wings of faith.” — Unknown​

2. Love your freedom and continue striving for it.

“Freedom is within our grasp, and Pesach reminds us that we need to reach.” — Rabbi Bradley Shavit Artson

3. You shape your reality.

“This is true freedom: Our ability to shape reality. We have the power

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