There’s a gray area in the bible that doesn’t say anything about suicide. “Thou shall not kill” is what we go by. Suicide is killing. We can even take it a step further and basically say that we’re stepping all over God’s creation; disrespecting Him if you will. In some cases, “mocking” His creation. It’s like telling God His creation isn’t worth living – it wasn’t good enough. I’ve heard people say, “You’ll go straight to hell if you ever commit suicide.” ...Who says? Yes, it’s definitely disrespecting God’s creation – but why doesn’t the bible make any references to it? Even when trying to convince the depressed that it’s not worth it – and the most common persuasion of all is, “You’re a coward if you do it!” And yes, these statements are to save the person(s) who are either thinking about it or know someone who is. It’s to deter the thought of suicide. It’s for the better – it’s a beautiful attempt to try to save a life.
I had a few emails from friends and readers asking, “Are you okay?” No worries. I’m just raising questions that have been brewing in my mind for a long time – on many different levels. Like I said, I think too much. There have definitely been times where I thought about it – however, I don’t have the guts to do such a thing, and I would never want to leave my loved ones with the burden of “why did she do that?” It’s such a shame when somebody goes too early on their own. Just think, if you were to do it, all of your closest friends and family looking down at you inside a casket wondering ‘why why why???’ Many tears are shed and many questions are raised – even questions that go so far as, “Did I do something to make him/her to such a thing?” Suicide raises questions that inflict guilt on your loved ones’ minds. So, in the bigger scope of things, it’s not fair to the people who have cared and loved you for so long. I’ve come to understand that greatly, as I’ve been in the most depressive states and thought about it one too many times.
Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest.” ~Matthew 11:28
Here's a video I made about suicide and how we can help those who suffer from depression.