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.

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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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