experience of living
comes complete with enough ups (experiences with no strain attached)
and downs (trials and sufferings with the struggle to keep encouraged and
not get depressed) which are tests needed
for proving character; much like a car model being introduced, which has
to first go through many severe tests in order to be certain that it'll
stand up to the daily driving habits of those who may later purchase it.
Similar to electricity, or a car's battery which is useless with only negative
or positive polarity – it wouldn't function to propel your vehicle; each
day God gives us enough evil and each morning renews our hope, if we're
looking to Him -Matthew
6:34 "Take therefore no thought for the morrow-(no
anxious and worrisome thoughts that would take away from any present peace
in your heart),
for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient
unto the day is the evil thereof" Lamentations
3:22,23 "It is of the LORD'S mercies that we are not consumed, because
compassions fail not. They are new every morning. Great is His faithfulness."
118:24 "This is the day which the LORD hath made; we will rejoice and
be glad in it."
man who had it all, hated life -Ecclesiastes
2:11 "Then I looked on all the works that my hands had wrought and
on the labour that I had laboured to do. And, behold, all was vanity and
vexation of spirit and there was no profit under the sun."-Life
is never easy, only possible; but sadly, some
find it near impossible.
That's why it's
important to be on the lookout for things
bringing God to your mind, things that further the realization that
is indeed in you. But sometimes we just feel
like all hope is gone and want to end
life. Feeling bad is the
beginning. And the beginning
of that is...
Suicide is a
decision to not want to complete this life, based mostly on an inability
to see that worthwhile pursuits and things will eventually come to the
one who persists in improving himself, to
the one who sees hope for himself.
prone are locked
in the wrong present. They fail to see that they are already dead and
don't know it -Colossians
3:3 "For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God." Isaiah
53:6,10 ".....the LORD hath laid on him the iniquity of us all...Yet
it pleased the LORD to bruise him-(God
the Father killed His Son
for us); he hath put him to
there is no reason to kill that which is already dead - us.
present and any future circumstances that cause the sadness leading to
suicide have been dealt with by the One with the power to really
have dealt with it. One can
now rest in Him. How? Can you talk to God? Don't know how? "God, thanks
that You made possible my freedom by eliminating all sadness. I accept
what you have done for me and I decide to now live knowing that Jesus Christ's
life is in me, expressing as me. I'm now His vessel, no longer being a
captive of negativity. What you do in life can also lead
you away from suicide.
4:8 "Wherefore he saith, When he ascended up on high, he led captivity
captive and gave gifts unto men." Romans
8:10 "And if Christ be in you, the body is dead because of sin; but
the Spirit is life because of righteousness." Galatians
5:1 "Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made
us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage." Romans
8:2 "For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me
free from the law of sin and death." Romans
6:22 "But now being made free from sin, and become servants to God,
ye have your fruit unto holiness, and the end everlasting life." John
8:36 "If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed."
I once was happy around a girl who
later told me that she could see that, here I was with more problems than
her, yet I was happy; and that here she was, thinking of suicide.
This gave her
the confidence to carry on and eventually get over it.
You just never
know who may be affected by something as simple as your smile, which might
be effective in getting their mind off of themselves long enough to begin
to see their presently negative situation somewhat hopefully.
inclined need to see why they are here.
may not be worth living, but what else can you do with it?
We are promised
that all the trials and sufferings that we're given, create of our own
and just encounter, are doing good for us – ultimately -Romans
4:16 "Yet if any man suffer as a
Christian, let him not be ashamed, but let him glorify
God on this behalf."
what the mind is focused upon is important.
Jacob had a
bundle of trials #1;
And so did Joseph
older male children.(Genesis
35:22-26) (a great source of problems right away).and
made him this special present of a coat of many colors. This favoritism
caused jealous hatred.(Genesis
Joseph from his brothers. Joseph had a couple of dreams and just couldn't
keep his mouth shut about it, perhaps wanting acceptance by his brothers
by presenting to them the value learned from the dream -Genesis
One day Jacob,
Joseph's dad, sent Joseph to see how his other brothers were doing as they
were far away tending the father's flocks -Genesis
his brothers saw him coming in the distance, they conspired against him
to kill him, but one of his brothers,
out of Reuben came the nation of France).had
an alternate plan to protect him.(Genesis
37:18-24), which plan quickly changed with Judah's money
making idea, kept private from Reuben who careed for his brother -Genesis
came to the pit, he was so upset he tore his clothes in anguish -Genesis
So the brothers
contrived another plan, this one to deceive their father about Joseph's
fate -Genesis 37:31-35.
Those who bought
Joseph as slave, turned around and sold him to the captain of the guard
of Pharaoh, King of Egypt -Genesis 37:36
becomes very prosperous, learns
the language and rises to the top.(Genesis
a lustful woman, the king's wife, gets taken with his good looks and wants
to have sex with him, doesn't get sex and turns on him -Genesis
up in prison and develops favor in the heart of the prison keeper, from
whom arises implicit trust in Joseph.(Genesis
to his partner behind the scenes.
in the prison, a situation develops that affords Joseph the opportunity
to use his insight into dreams -Genesis
40:1-23. He tries to work this to his present advantage, but it wasn't
yet God's time until Pharaoh needs help with a dream -Genesis