As appalling as it is to many of us, at times suicide may seem like a viable option to those suffering through the darkest times of life. At that critical point of decision, life’s pressures look to outnumber life’s resources and hopelessness sweeps in. Suicide appears reasonable and rational.
Either lower the pressure and stress or ratchet up the resources to dig out from under the suicidal thoughts. Resources may involve help outside of yourself or family like contacting a suicide hotline, seeking medical help, counseling with a professional and/or medication. Suicidal thoughts may even be related to a brain chemistry imbalance.
If possible, remove yourself from stressful situations even if only for a short period of time. The idea is to take the lid off the boiling pot before it explodes into suicide.
These thoughts may occur daily to more people than we’d care to admit. Unfortunately Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher, made the irrevocable choice of not only ending his life but that of girlfriend, Kasandra Perkins. Don’t let it happen to you. If you sense yourself falling into the mental abyss, get help. You’re worth everything.
” … Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a sacrifice to God … ” Ephesians 5:2
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall trouble or hardship or persecution or famine or nakedness or danger or sword?” Romans 8:35
The answer to that question is no one no where at no time, not even yourself.
Living in His Love, PJ