Suicide is not God’s plan for you

1 Corinthians 3:16-171 Corinthians 3:16-17
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

16 ¿Acaso no sabéis que sois templo de Dios y que el Espíritu de Dios está en vosotros?k 17 Si alguno destruye el templo de Dios, Dios lo destruirá a él,l porque el templo de Dios, el cual sois vosotros, santo es.

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  Tell us that “Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit lives in you? If anyone destroys God’s temple, God will destroy him; for God’s temple is sacred, and you are that temple.”

You are the temple of God becuase God Spirit lives in you don’t destroy it, for God’s temple is sacred. 

Suicide happens for many reason if you look at it from a family point of view, the lack of parental interest may be another problem.  In two income families, parents and kids spend limited time together.  Many children grow up in divorced households. The formation of a new family with step-parents and step-siblings, or moving to a new community can be very unsettling and can lead to insecurity.  Other teens are faced with family alcoholism, domestic violence and even sexual abuse.  Other external factors include, the pressures of modern life; competition for good grades and college admission.  Increasing violence in the newspapers, on television and video games lead to more teenage suicides.  It’s also easier to get the tools for suicide nowadays.

If you or someone you know are contemplating suicide, you know that life can’t seem worse than any Hell you may face. Depression and anguish can be overwhelming, but know that those things do not come from God. While God allows us to suffer at times – look at Job who suffered quite a bit – He is always there for us to seek His comfort.

God does not mean for us to go it alone in this lifetime.  God wants to give us ways to live, we need to seek Him when we feel overwhelmingly lonely, depressed, or in pain.

God has also given us people who can help. Friends, family, pastors, therapists and all are there for us to talk to. God put those people in those positions to be our guides and His voice when we have trouble hearing His voice.  Keeping the pain and sadness inside only makes it worse, and it is not what God would want. Talking it out can be the first step in getting back to the life God wants for you.   Prayer and talk are God’s ways of taking us out of feeling hopeless and helpless.

What might we do to help hurting persons who may be having suicidal thoughts?

We can be better informed in ways to identify suicidal behavior and seek to recognize when and how to intervene.   We can take an active role in support opportunities for all concerned.  We can, with grace, attempt to share with others this promise: “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of mercies and God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our affliction, so that we may be able to comfort those who are in any affliction, with the comfort with which we are comforted by God.” (2 Corinthians 1:3-42 Corinthians 1:3-4
Spanish: Biblia Reina Valera - revisión de 1995 - RVR95

Aflicciones de Pabloh 3 Bendito sea el Dios y Padre de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, Padre de misericordias y Dios de toda consolación,i 4 el cual nos consuela en todas nuestras tribulaciones, para que podamos también nosotros consolar a los que están en cualquier tribulación, por medio de la consolación con que nosotros somos consolados por Dios.j

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Our most urgent need today is not to sit in judgment on what may well be a misguided cry for help. It is rather to deal, as God helps us, with the spiritual and mental struggles that drive some people we love to despair of life itself.