Category Archives: Suicide

Overcome

Why did I not die at birth, Come forth from the womb and expire? Job 3:11

These words that Job have spoken may seem harsh but I’m sure it’s a sorrowful emotion we may have felt at some time in our lives. Job was suffering a great loss of his family and Satan was continuing to test him. At this point Job was at his lowest point, he felt why should he have even been born.

But one thing is Job never cursed or blamed God, Job said God gives and he takes away (Job 1:21) Even though his wife told him to just curse God and die (Job 2:9), Job would not tempt The Lord. Jobs friends went on to blame Job, saying he must of sinned to cause this great sorrow in his life.

But the truth was Job was being tested by Satan and not God. Many times when tragedies happen in our lives we blame God. But its usually Satan testing us or our own sin that causes hardship for ourselves.

The Good news is eventually God repaid Job back twice from what he lost because he preserved to the end (Job 42:10) That’s why our faith is so important. During life we will encounter seasons of depression or great losses. The important thing is we remain faithful as God does have a plan for all our lives.

We can overcome as we turn to Jesus for hope and strength who has already overcome the world.God has a plan for your life and we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength in Jesus Name Amen

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Present Suffering

I consider that our present sufferings are not worth comparing with the glory that will be revealed in us. Romans 8:18

How can we remain at peace during our present suffering? As Christians we need to be realistic that there is going to be trials and suffering during life. Jesus told us we will encounter trouble, trials, and even tribulation, however he ended by saying take Heart I have overcome the world (John 16:33)

See even when we are suffering we can have the peace of God knowing that we are already victorious. Not matter what Satan is trying to do to us, Jesus have already overcome. There is nothing impossible for God, and we need to remember not to let a trial derail our faith.

The next part is our current suffering can’t compare to the glory of God that is ahead of us. Jesus told us there will be a day of no more tears, no more suffering, no more death for the former things have passed away (Revelation 21:4)  So don’t allow your current suffering or trials defeat you because Jesus has already defeated death and sin

God teaches us to be content in all circumstances (Philippians 4:12) When we have strong faith we don’t have a wavering attitude. It’s easy to be joyful when everything is going good but it’s how you respond to suffering and trials that truly displays your faith. So whatever you’re going through today, tell Satan my present suffering can’t compare to the glory of God in my future in Jesus Name Amen

We Are The Clay

Yet you, LORD, are our Father. We are the clay, you are the potter; we are all the work of your hand. Isaiah 64:8

 

http://www.cnn.com/2014/10/07/opinion/maynard-assisted-suicide-cancer-dignity/

 

Assisted suicide is legal in 9 countries and 5 states in America. Brittany Maynard, an advocate for “Dying with Dignity” wrote about her decision to use Assisted Suicide when she learned she had a brain tumor.  She said “ I do not want to die. But I am dying. And I want to die on my own terms.”

I sympathize with her and her family but have total control over your life is not realistic. Even if you don’t believe in God, you should know we can’t do everything on our own terms. When we put our trust in God, we develop the peace and understanding to hand things over to God, and let go of the control.

(Psalm 139:16)´” Your eyes saw my unformed body; all the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be.”

She goes on to say “I would not tell anyone else that he or she should choose death with dignity. My question is: Who has the right to tell me that I don’t deserve this choice? That I deserve to suffer for weeks or months in tremendous amounts of physical and emotional pain? Why should anyone have the right to make that choice for me?”

Who has the right to tell us not to kill ourselves? God is the answer. Before we were even born God hand picked up to fulfill a destiny, do we know more than our creator? Is the clay greater than the potter? How can we fulfill Gods will if we cut our lives short? How can we expect God to create a miracle if we don’t allow him time or the circumstance to perform it?

(John 14:7) Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”

And then she said “Having this choice at the end of my life has become incredibly important. It has given me a sense of peace during a tumultuous time that otherwise would be dominated by fear, uncertainty and pain

What she really was looking for during this ordeal was peace. Jesus is the only one who can give us that peace, perhaps if she knew him, it could have changed her mind?  When you don’t have the peace of Christ, it also leads to fear and uncertainty. Be strong and courageous for the Lord is with us and won’t forsake us.

(Romans 14:8) “For whether we live, we live unto the Lord; and whether we die, we die unto the Lord: whether we live therefore, or die, we are the Lord’s”

 

November 3rd 2014 Brittney Maynard ended her life thru assistant suicide. Her last quote was “”It is people who pause to appreciate life and give thanks who are happiest. If we change our thoughts, we change our world! Love and peace to you all,” she said

I know this was a tough situation for her and the family, however I still believe we need to leave our lives in Gods hands. Let thy will be done, not our will. Could have God delivered her from this cancer? We will never know. Life is a gift from God, we need to learn to savor every moment. There is a higher purpose and deeper meaning to life then we know, there we are the clay and God is the potter, let him mold us as he sees fit, in Jesus name Amen