Suicide- telling Mom and Dad goodbye forever
No one but you knows the traumatic emotions you are going through to cause you to think about ending it all. The tough part is telling Mom and/or Dad goodbye. You love them. Well, why leave them to spend the rest of their life grieving over you if you love them? They will remember you the rest of their life, but NOT the good part. They will remember the rope, the closet, the knife, the overdose, the gun- their son or daughter dead when they got home. Is that how you want them to remember you for the rest of their life? How about your brother or sister, grandparents, friends? A tragic, useless, suicide? They love you, and let me talk for them for just a second, because
my son committed suicide. I can tell you how it feels. When a father buries his son he buries his heart. I will never get over it. He did not have to die. Jesus died for him.
You do not have to die. Jesus died for you. If you are your father's or mother's friend or not, do not kill yourself.
We pray that you will find appropriate help and comfort from the Scriptures. and
CALL 911 NOW.
God loves you and so do we.
Don and Minnie Giddens
1. Jesus died for our sins[i]- all of them. If Jesus died for them you do not have to make yourself pay for them by taking your own life. Instead, let it go, and accept God's forgiveness when you admit your guilt[ii]. Accept His forgiveness. You know He will never remember them any more. The alternative is to not forgive yourself, not to accept His offer of forgiveness by dying for that sin, and facing Him at the judgment and God who will ask the question, "Why? I sent my Son to die for your sin." You rejected Him, and rejected me.
2. Jesus died for our sorrows. We sometimes glory in the valleys[iii], and have been accustomed to carrying our pain so long we want to keep on. Our sin is something we think demands a lifetime wallow in sorrow and depression. You do not have to pay for your sin by dying. You do not pay for your sin by sorrow. Jesus carried our sorrows on the cross. Every lash on His back was for your sorrow. Every brutal blow was because for your sorrow. So, my friend, let go, and let Jesus carry every tear. Every howling accusation leveled at Jesus was for you sin. He paid it all.
3. He arose victorious over sin and death. Do you think when He came out of the tomb He was still carrying your sin and sorrow? Of course not: He left it all in the tomb. Removed it as far as the East is from the West, never to remember it again!
Our sins are gone. Our grieving has been done. We won. Jesus won for us.
Suppose you were convicted to the electric chair for murder. Guilty. Heaven's doors were closed. Eternity loomed ahead with grief that never left for your sin. YOUR sin. Then, suppose the Judge, the Righteous Judge, would say, I know you deserve the penalty. I know you cannot avoid death, but I am going to die with you. We are going to buried together six feet deep. And in three days we are coming out together. Free! The guilt paid. Joyful- the sin and shame gone!
When Jesus died on the cross we died with Him.
When He arose we arose with Him.
Our life now is hid in God.
Please pray this prayer of thanksgiving-
Jesus wept enough for my sin. I weep no more.
Jesus paid enough for my sin. I pay no more.
I cannot weep enough. I cannot pay enough. I am poor, naked, blind, helpless.
All I have is Jesus.
Thank you, Father, for sending your Son to die for my sin, and my sorrow.
I offer to you my joyful praises forever. My life now is of Jesus living in me.
If you make that decision to live for Jesus because He died for you. Please e-mail me right now.
Isaiah 53.3. He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.
4. Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows: yet we did esteem him stricken, smitten of God, and afflicted.
5. But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.