WHY SUICIDE?

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Yesterday we were all shocked to hear that funny man, Robin Williams, took his own life. The man that spent most of his energy making others laugh finally succumbed to his own sadness and depression.

There are a number of reasons why people take their own lives. It can be caused by extreme depression, brought on by feelings of low self-worth – money issues – the fact that your life isn’t going the way you want . It can be the result of impulsive behavior – a cry for help – an actual psychotic disorder, like schizophrenia.

We all may have thought at some time or another that the world would be better off without us, but God has a different way of thinking. He wants us to live a rich and full life. He doesn’t want to see us as hopeless individuals who just give up. He has a plan for each life that exists on this planet and He has even given us the faith to trust in Him for direction in our lives.

When we try to control our own destiny, I think God must feel very sad, for He wants us to lean on Him in every trouble. Suicide is in fact a selfish act, which affects everyone who has been left behind.

I am sorry to hear of another unnecessary death of one of the world’s celebrities, but my sadness extends to those who lost this talented man as well. May God give them peace and comfort during this difficult time.

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As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to WHY SUICIDE?

  1. You are right it is a selfish act. The enemy attacks us any way he can. This has become one of his number one weapons to use against the minds of the youth of today.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I think our young people struggle so much because they don’t always understand the love of a God they can’t see. We need to stress faith to our children so that they have hope in their futures.

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  2. I have a sister who has struggled with schizophrenia for 45 years. She is on medication and lives in a board and care facility. There have been times that her medication stopped working (after our mom died) and she became psychotic. She could have easily committed suicide, but was spared through the grace of God. People who struggle with depression often have a biological predisposition. I agree that suicide is not a solution, but can’t judge people who commit this act. I can’t say what God thinks of this. These poor people did not receive the help they needed to save them. When people are depressed, their bodies are actually in a hopeless physical state.

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    • atimetoshare says:

      I truly understand this issue and its complexity. I don’t assume to judge. I am in no position to do that. I know we have a compassionate God and he will deem what was in the person’s heart and mind. It is just so difficult on those left behind. I know that depression and mental illness go hand in hand. I also know that God change bring comfort to those who suffer – mentally and physically. We have a long way to go in treating this disease. Until then, prayer doesn’t hurt.thanks for your thoughts on this difficult subject.

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      • Yes. It is so very difficult for those left behind. I believe that God has inspired men and women to invent the medications to help this condition. The problem is that there is still so much stigma associated with depression, that 1/2 the people never seek treatment. Many times, those afflicted will self-medicate with drugs and alcohol. I believe that God can heal the mentally challenged but he can use different ways to do so. It is an illness, just like diabetes. We need to change the view of these conditions. Thank you for writing about this. It is very appreciated by someone who has dealt with a challenged older sibling since the age of 10. I just spoke to her on the phone and she is my hero!

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      • atimetoshare says:

        How sweet that you feel that way about your sis. I love mine in the same way. I pray that she is doing well with her illness. I hope that someday the stigma is removed and that a cure can come to those who suffer. It may reach epidemic proportions in the near future. Our hope is in The Lord.

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