People who ask this question seek biblical grounds for giving hope to the kin of believers who take their own lives. The burden of proof, I should think, lies not with those who offer the solace of grace but with those who deny it. Will Jesus welcome home a believer who died at her own hands? I believe he will, tenderly and lovingly.
Godly Wisdom for Suicide Prevention
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While God is the only one who can truly save a life, you can play a part in suicide prevention. No matter how hard life has gotten, I know that with God there is hope. Through the years in his My Answer column, Graham has responded to countless people struggling with suicidal thoughts of their own, or with loved ones contemplating suicide. Graham understood that some suicides are preventable, which is the rallying cry of National Suicide Prevention Week, Sept. These campaigns aim to raise awareness that suicide is preventable; improve education about suicide; and debunk myths surrounding the act. According to the American Association of Suicidology, suicide was the third leading cause of death for young people in
To the Depressed Christian
After my husband died by suicide, most people were wonderful, but a few said inappropriate things that made this difficult time harder. I'm now a pastor and facilitator for Christian Survivors of Suicide support group in Dallas, and have heard many comforter "horror stories" similar to Job's over the years. I believe most "miserable comforters" genuinely want to help the grieving person, but are making the mistaken assumption that there are "magic words" that relieve pain. This misguided belief causes the would-be comforter to not realize how certain remarks actually feel to a person in deep grief.
Suicide is not "the unforgivable sin. Their daughter somehow escaped being impelled toward suicide, thank God. Too many people who should know better exhibit virulent bias, prejudice, and stigmatization against the mentally ill and particularly anyone who has attempted, much less committed, suicide.