Suicide is the act of intentionally causing one’s own death.
There are different methods suicide victims use in killing themselves. Some of the methods are drastic and graphic. Some are tactful or subtle so that the suicide can never be suspected as the cause of death of such victims. Many of the supposed natural but sudden deaths we hear of people dying in their sleep, as well as lone car/bike accidents, are actually tactful suicides. Many are gradual in that, death comes very slowly; it takes a long time before the victim dies. Involving in life-endangering habits such as smoking, drug abuse, and heavy alcohol drinking despite being warned of the dangers even on the packages of these substances belong to this group. Included also is stopping medication or doing what doctors advised against when medically ill. Intentional involvement in hard drugs trafficking and other crimes in countries where doing such carry death penalty is another type of suicide. Although, in this case, death comes through a second party (the official death executioners), yet the victims are responsible for their deaths.
Whatever means or method or reason for committing suicide is wrong and evil. Suicide is frowned at in the society, condemned by all religions and unacceptable by most customs across the globe. In a good number of Nigerian’s tribes and traditions, death by suicide is considered as a sacrilege, a curse, and an abomination, therefore suicide victim’s corpses are treated with disdain; no final bath, no new final covering cloth, no coffin, no grave and no burial rites. Victim’s corpses are usually taken far away from the communities they belonged, carried to the evil forest and left there to be consumed by wild beasts and birds of the air! In some communities the victim’s families are stigmatized and compelled not to mourn the dead victims. Such families would also be made to perform certain rites and expensive sacrifices to appease the gods of the land and to cleanse the evil act from the land. Is this not a double tragedy for the victim’s family members?
Honestly, I feel pity for those who commit suicide because I believe that making such a decision and executing it, is very harrowing and traumatic for the victims! Anything one does intentionally that causes such excruciating pains and sorrow to the individual is not worth it, therefore suicide is a wrong thing to do. Any action that would make family members and loved ones grieve become stigmatized, and sorrowful for years to come is not something good at all. My heart and prayers are with those who lost their loved ones to suicide. May the good Lord comfort and console you all in Jesus name. Amen.
Please if you are contemplating suicide, please have a rethink, consider what the future holds, your family, loved ones, and friends.
Suicide is a sin against God and humanity. This is a fact we all know and is a reason why most of the suicide victims who left suicide notes asked God, family members, friends and associates for forgiveness over their evil actions. However, of what benefit is a suicide letter of apology or asking for forgiveness when already dead, and when so much damage beyond repairs had happened? I consider that instead of writing a suicide note to be read after one’s demise, it would have been better to have written and delivered a-save-my-soul letter to the people that would be hurt and traumatized by one’s suicide action, telling them about the problems being faced and asking for help while alive? This would have given them an insight into problems being faced and the opportunity to render assistance.
Also, given that these victims knew there is a God that would be offended by their actions, why not go to Him in prayers concerning problems being faced and asking for His help? Why chose to die when you can actually choose life? Why not go to people that hurt you or that you are having problems with and resolve whatever problems bothering you? Why should anyone assume other people ought to know they are hurting or having problems without telling them? No man has the power to know the pains, battles or happenings of another person’s mind, only God has the power! Losing a loved one through suicide is so painful, making family members, friends and loved ones feeling so confused, deserted and asking many unanswered questions. THEREFORE, SAY NO TO SUICIDE!
ACT ON ALL THESE SIGNS BELOW, PLEASE:
The decision to commit suicide most times is not a one day issue but an over-the-time accumulated, unresolved negative issues of the mind. The moment of the dastardly act is usually when the negative issues have reached the unbearable peak /level in the mind. At that point, the slightest, insignificant issue could cause a total damage. This is why it is important not to make or do certain things and decisions when the mind is troubled, unsettled or clouded with negative issues. It is therefore important to note these things written below that indicate being at the risk of committing suicide.
1) If for any reason you suddenly lose interest in life, especially in things you loved doing before or when nothing matters to you anymore. It is time to speak out. Pray, talk to positive trusted friends or persons that can help you.
2) Suicide begets suicide, therefore if there is any case of suicide in your family and you are having suicidal thoughts and other bad imaginations of your death. Speak out. Talk to family members that will listen to you and go for counseling and deliverance.
3) When your friends and family members are pointing out or telling you that you have become unnecessarily angry, irritated, irrational and panicky, anxiety has set in. Accept what they are telling you as the truth. Pray. Own your emotions; don’t allow your emotions to get the upper hand over you. Seek medical help.
4) If for no just reason you suddenly like to be alone and withdrawn from friends and loved ones or have developed hatred for yourself and others. Seek for help, hatred for oneself and hatred precedes self-destruction. Try to forgive yourself for any wrong committed and try to forgive those who might have hurt or offended you. Avoid being alone by all means. Move out and socialize with others by involving in sports and gainful activities. Make new friends, move with people with positive influences, visit friends and family members. Learn a new skill.
5) If you start hallucinating, seeing things others are not seeing most especially frightening things and hearing strange voices in your head telling you to do any negative thing to harm yourself; your sanity needs to be checked by a psychiatrist. Going to see a psychiatrist is nothing to be ashamed of, it does not imply that you are mad. Seek medical help, please.
6) If you become fatigued and experiencing sleeplessness or you sleep endlessly, you are depressed! Seek medical help and go for counseling. Don’t hide your problems from those who can help you.
WHY YOU NEED GOD NOW IN YOUR SITUATION.
When one is faced with life challenges beyond one’s power, wisdom, and understanding, one needs a helper. A helper that is reliable, dependable, caring, loving, compassionate, sympathetic, faithful, kind, merciful and patient. GOD IS, Psalm 55:22; Lamentation 3:22-23; Psalm 130:7; 1Peter 5:7; 1 Corinthians 10:13! A helper that knows and understands your personal abilities, weaknesses, struggles, fears, passions, and troubles and will help you overcome them. GOD IS, Jeremiah 1:5; Psalm 139. A helper that will remain true always, one that can never get tired or weary, one that will never lie or deceive, one that can never fail or change, one that can never turn you down, forget, forsake or abandon, one that can never spite you or use your problems or secrets to blackmail you. GOD IS, Psalm 121:3; Isaiah 40:28-31; 46:4; John 6:37; Hebrews 13: 5! A helper that will not make unnecessary demands from you, one that will not condemn you but that will accept you just as you are, GOD IS Romans 8:1; John 3:17! A helper that will give succor, hope, rest, relieve, comfort, peace and bring healings to one’s body, soul, and spirit, GOD IS Psalm 146:8-9; 147:14-20; Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 51: 12.15; Isaiah 41:13 Isaiah 26:3; Isaiah 61:5; Matthew 11:28. A helper that is strong, great, powerful and mighty and can set one free from all forms of generational curses, captivities and powers, one that can grant salvation to all your family problems even to your root. One that is mighty and powerful and can rescue you from the powers you have been sold to, one that can deliver restore all that the enemy had stolen from you. GOD IS, Psalm 34: 18; 62:11; Psalm 12111; Isaiah 49:24-26; Jeremiah 30:17; 33:6; Joel 2:25, 32,John 14:4 ! A helper that is available and accessible at all times. One you can freely relate and talk to at any time, one before whom you can pour your heart to and one that one can reason with you. One that is a good listener and answers when you call, GOD IS Psalm 50:15; Isaiah 30:19; Jeremiah 29: 12-14.
God loves you. He is not happy you are hurting; He does not want you to die Ezekiel 33:11. He wants to help you and has already made adequate arrangement to help and deliver you through His gracious salvation that He provided through His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ. Just follow the following steps in prayer just the way you understand them but with all sincerity of heart now.
1) Admit you are a sinner. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God. For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus our Lord.”Romans 3:23; 6:23.
2) Repent of all sins. “Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;” Acts 3:19. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.” 1John 1:9
3) Believe that God loves you and that Jesus His only Son died for you. “But God commendeth his love towards us, in that, while we were yet sinners. Christ died for us,” Romans 5:8.acts 10;40&43
4) Invite Jesus into your heart “Behold, I stand at the door, and knock; if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him and will sup with him, and he with me,” Revelations 3;20
5) Forsake everything that led to the former situations you were. “Let the wicked forsake his way, and the unrighteous man his thoughts: and let them return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him; and to our God, for he will abundantly pardon.” Isaiah 55:7.
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