I have felt these thoughts in the past. Things were so bad I did not want to live another day, did not want to even think of it. My mind could not even conceive of one more day in this pain. Ever been there? Known any one who did go through with it or tried? Are you someone who simply could not understand why they would even think of it?
So glad you are here. Something to ponder. Believer in Christ or not a believer just think about it.
First think about why you want to leave this world.
Unhappy and do not even know why?
These can all be attached to the following…
I am sure you have heard these words….”God loves you.” Then you ask, “why then does he make all these things happen to me?”
Maybe you don’t believe, but what if……
I have never thought about this verse before and now it is so real.
And in those days shall men seek death, and shall not find it; and shall desire to die, and death shall flee from them.
Think about that. A sermon I listened to online from a pastor long ago said this….. “How surprised and upset they will be when they kill themselves only to find they do not die.” Why you ask? They find themselves in an eternal place called hell.
Ok, again you say you don’t believe in all that. So your way is what? You simply get out of this life and it will feel like this very deep sleep where you know nothing and that is it? That is what we all want to believe when we are miserable and simply want out. What if you are wrong? What if there is a God? What if you thought you were going to find peace by leaving this world and only find out now you have no hope and you are in eternal torment?
Who would want you to believe you are better off dead?
Now the serpent was more subtle than any beast of the field which Jehovah God had made. And he said unto the woman, Yea, hath God said, Ye shall not eat of any tree of the garden?
And the woman said unto the serpent, Of the fruit of the trees of the garden we may eat:
but of the fruit of the tree which is in the midst of the garden, God hath said, Ye shall not eat of it, neither shall ye touch it, lest ye die.
And the serpent said unto the woman, Ye shall not surely die:
for God doth know that in the day ye eat thereof, then your eyes shall be opened, and ye shall be as God, knowing good and evil.
And when the woman saw that the tree was good for food, and that it was a delight to the eyes, and that the tree was to be desired to make one wise, she took of the fruit thereof, and did eat; and she gave also unto her husband with her, and he did eat.
And the eyes of them both were opened, and they knew that they were naked; and they sewed fig-leaves together, and made themselves aprons.
And they heard the voice of Jehovah God walking in the garden in the cool of the day: and the man and his wife hid themselves from the presence of Jehovah God amongst the trees of the garden.
And Jehovah God called unto the man, and said unto him, Where art thou?
And he said, I heard thy voice in the garden, and I was afraid, because I was naked; and I hid myself.
And he said, Who told thee that thou wast naked? Hast thou eaten of the tree, whereof I commanded thee that thou shouldest not eat?
Do you notice how the serpent, who is Satan, made it all sound fine as he spoke to Eve? Sounds like some friends I had as a kid….”surely that won’t really happen.” Notice as soon as she listened to him and began to think that she sees nothing wrong with it and followed through with it she then shared with Adam. Notice as soon as that happened they noticed they were naked. (Shame and guilt entered in or they would not have felt the shame and guilt.) God called out to them and now they are hiding from Him. Adam said they were afraid. (Fear).
These were emotions they had not had before. They only had these after they were deceived by the one who wants to take us down with him. He already knows he has retirement home in hell and wants everyone he can take with him. Don’t deceive yourself into believing it will be a big party because it will be far more suffering than anything you know here on earth.
The thief cometh not, but that he may steal, and kill, and destroy: I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly.
Satan is the thief. He is full of lies. Best con man you will ever meet.
Here is a bit of what Jesus says hell is.
“The time came when the beggar died and the angels carried him to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried.
In Hades, where he was in torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away, with Lazarus by his side.
So he cried out to him, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me and send Lazarus to dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue, because I am in agony in this fire.’
“But Abraham replied, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, while Lazarus received bad things, but now he is comforted here and you are in agony.
And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been set in place, so that those who want to go from here to you cannot, nor can anyone cross over from there to us.’
“He answered, ‘Then I beg you, father, send Lazarus to my family,
for I have five brothers. Let him warn them, so that they will not also come to this place of torment.’
“Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’
“‘No, father Abraham,’ he said, ‘but if someone from the dead goes to them, they will repent.’
“He said to him, ‘If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead.’”
So, from this portion of scripture we can see it is so bad that the rich man BEGS that Lazarus would come down to just dip his finger in cool water and touch his tongue to cool it. He clearly cannot is in agony. He can SEE heaven. that must be horrible, to see where you wish you were for all eternity. He BEGS for the dead to go to his family so that none of them will end up where he is. He is told no to that too. Why? Clearly there are people who believe in God and in Jesus being the son of God and that He died for our sins and rose from the dead to save all of us who would call upon Him and believe in Him and repent of our sins and follow Him. If a person says they do not believe then even a dead person going to them and telling them what the rich man suggested is not going to make a hill of beans. They will simply find an excuse to explain it away. People do it everyday.
To wrap this up I will ask, if you are thinking about suicide and believe it to be an easy way out of pain and misery, wherever it originated from please consider the above, the words of God. You may be trading in a bad short period of time for an eternity of never ending pain and agony. What if I am right? Give God a chance. CRY out to Him and ask Him to reveal himself to you.
Remember you can have victory over the thief who came to destroy. You can choose life over death through the blood of Christ.