Life Challenges

Suicide Is No Solution

Suicide is a choice, but it’s a choice God forbids. He authored life, and so it is his to give or take. God understands how awful life can be, and how much pain it holds, and so his Word is full of compassion, comfort, and courage for you. He offers you something better than the end of life: new life. Choose life today, and ask God to give you the new life he offers.

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Suicide Is No Solution

Do you ever find yourself feeling like you wish life would end? Are you discouraged, depressed, without hope? Do you ever have thoughts of taking your own life? Or do you have a close friend feeling like this? We understand your heart is heavy, and ours is heavy for you—heavy with hope and haste.  

If you are having those thoughts then you, more than others, are being honest about life. At times, it hurts, it’s hard, and it’s dark. The Bible paints our world and the human condition as dimly and grimly as you might. But the answer to the sorrow, sin, and suffering of life is not to end your life. The hope the Bible paints on the horizon of our dark world is the hope of new life. God offers you new life and a new heart. He went on a rescue mission to deliver you from the darkness of the world and plant his own presence inside you as the light you so desperately need. He wrote the Bible to tell you the story of how he broke into the pain of this life to deliver you from crumbling under it (Ezekiel 36:26). He offers you eternal hope (2 Corinthians 5:17). 

We are praying that you discover what the Bible says to those who are downcast, and we are praying that you will meet Jesus Christ, the light of the world, the one who came to earth to carry our sins and our sorrows, and to bear the darkness that seeks to crush us (Isaiah 53). He alone can ignite true hope in your heart, give you new life, and show you the way forward (Acts 4:12; John 14:6; John 17:3). Choose life today, and open your ear to God’s voice as he calls you to believe in Jesus Christ.   

In your darkness, we urge you to cry out to the Lord Jesus for help. For God promised in Scripture that “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13 ESV).



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For I hear many whispering, “Terror on every side!” They conspire against me and plot to take my life. But I trust in you, Lord; I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands; deliver me from the hands of my enemies, from those who pursue me. Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.

PSALM 31:13-16 NIV

What The Bible Says about Suicide
Article: 8 Min

How to Live a
Meaningful Life: Fear God

by Joe, a Friend of
Article: 1 Min

Suicide: Taking Your Own Life

by Colin Smith at Open the Bible

Genesis 2:7 CSB

Then the Lord God formed the man out of the dust from the ground and breathed the breath of life into his nostrils, and the man became a living being.

Psalm 139:13-14 NIV

For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because
I am fearfully and wonderfully made.

PSALM 139:15-16 ESV

My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
as yet there was none of them.


shall not

Exodus 20:13 NKJV

Chill & Relaxing

Wonderfully Made

by Scripture Lullabies


Psalm 139 (Far Too Wonderful)

by Shane & Shane
MATTHEW 22:37-39 ESV

And he [Jesus] said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.


Be Kind to Yourself

by Andrew Peterson

Is Suicide in the Bible?

There are five instances of suicide in Scripture: Judges 9:50–57; 1 Samuel 31:1–7; 2 Samuel 17:23; 1 Kings 16:15–19; and Matthew 27:3–10. All these suicides are in the context of shame and defeat.

Likewise, when more noble characters ask God to take their lives (such as Jonah or Job), God clearly views their self-destructive requests unfavorably.

by Kevin DeYoung

Suicide is the
ultimate and absolute evil,
the refusal to
take an interest
in existence;
the refusal to
take the oath of
loyalty to life.

The man who kills
a man, kills a man.
The man who
kills himself,
kills all men;
as far as he is concerned,
he wipes out the world.

G.K. Chesterton
Article: 2 Min

A Biblical Definition of Death

by Colin Smith at Open the Bible

Video: 4 Min
by Thomas Shreiner at Southern Seminary

Whoever conceals his transgressions will not prosper, but he who confesses and forsakes them will obtain mercy. Blessed is the one who fears the Lord always, but whoever hardens his heart will fall into calamity.