The Bible’s answer Yes! The Bible comes from “God, who comforts those who are downhearted.” (2 Corinthians 7:6) Although the Bible is not a mental-health textbook, it has helped many overcome suicidal thoughts. Its practical advice can help you too.
What practical advice does the Bible give?
●Express your feelings.
What the Bible says: “A true friend shows love at all times, and is a brother who is born for times of distress.”—Proverbs 17:17. Meaning: We need the support of others when we have distressing thoughts. If you keep your feelings to yourself, you carry a burden that can become unbearable. But if you share your feelings, you may lessen their intensity and even gain a fresh perspective. Try this: Talk to someone today, perhaps a family member or a trusted friend. * You might also express yourself by writing down your feelings.
●Get professional help.
What the Bible says: “Healthy people do not need a physician, but those who are ill do.”—Matthew 9:12. Meaning: We should seek medical help when we are ill. Suicidal thoughts may be a symptom of mental or emotional illness. Like physical sickness, this is nothing to be ashamed of. Mental and emotional illnesses can be treated.
Young gay men are 6 times more likely to be depressed,
anxious, and suicidal than older gay men.
Try this: Seek help from a qualified expert as soon as possible.
Click on this link:
Call 1-800-273-TALK (8255)
at any time 24/7 for help.
What does Jehovah, your Maker, consider you?
Jehovah considers you a precious miracle, a gift that he has given to you, to your loved ones, and to us gay Jehovah's Witnesses here. How do you treat the gifts you receive? Don't you cherish them, keep them, preserve them? From the moment of conception how precious and cherished you are to God and to us. May the words of this song below, "The Miracle of Life," give you comfort, encouragement, and reassurance to hold your precious life as a sacred gift that needs to be preserved now and for all eternity.
Click on the song title here or the one above
or the song title following the lyrics and image.
Please listen to it over and over and over again.
As you contemplate the words of the song,
note in the lyrics that Job's wife told him to take his life, to give up,
(See the image below under Job and the explanation.)
but despite horrific circumstances,
Job endured, was patient, kept alive,
and, in the end, he was blessed two-fold!
See what a precious gift you were and still are!
Ev’ry newborn child, Ev’ry drop of rain, Ev’ry golden ray of sun, Each head of grain— All are gifts from God; They reveal his way. Miracles performed by him sustain us each day. (CHORUS) So, what are we to do with a gift so rare But to love the One who gave it and show him we care. No matter what we do, We never can earn it. This gift is still a gift—The miracle of life.
Others may give up, Lose their will to try,
Echoing the wife of Job: “Curse God and die.” We are not that way; Praise to God we give, Thanking him for ev’ry precious moment we live. (CHORUS) So, what are we to do with a gift so rare But to love the ones around us and show them we care. No matter what we do, We never can earn it. This gift is still a gift—The miracle of life.
Click on the song title to see these lyrics and to hear the song being sung.
And remember, listen to it over and over and over again.
Keep your precious, miraculous, sacred gift of life alive!!!
Please enjoy this encouraging song. Click on the song title, then the digital button to see the lyrics and hear the song being sung. Click also on the video button to see an accompanying music video.
Jehovah is always willing to hold our hand.