Suicide is a tragedy that takes place far too often. Don’t let it happen to you or your loved ones.
Every human is created with a desire to live. Self-preservation is the first instinct of mankind. Even satan knows that most people will do anything to save their own skin.
“And Satan answered the LORD, and said, Skin for skin, yea, all that a man hath will he give for his life.”
Why then do some people choose to take their own lives?
Years ago we had a young man start coming to church sporadically. He was in and out of jail and had a daughter that would ride our bus occasionally or come with a family member. He stopped interacting with us, and I lost track of him until the day my phone rang with the news that he hung himself in his parent’s garage. The family was devastated. Everyone that knew him was hurting deeply. It was a difficult funeral.
Most people give the quick answers of depression, anxiety, and mental illness. Is it really that simple?
Suicide is too complicated to cover thoroughly in one article. Today, let’s look at a few reasons people take their own lives and learn how to help them before it’s too late. (more…)
Affliction is defined as “The cause of continued pain of body or mind, as sickness, losses, calamity, adversity, persecution” in Webster’s 1828 dictionary. There is a big difference between the effects of short-term trials and long-term afflictions. Psalm 102 will help your faith to flourish during the most difficult times of life.
The Cry of the Afflicted
Psalm 102:1–2, 24
“Hear my prayer, O LORD, And let my cry come unto thee. Hide not thy face from me In the day when I am in trouble; incline thine ear unto me: In the day when I call answer me speedily. I said, O my God, take me not away in the midst of my days: Thy years are throughout all generations.”
Affliction causes us to cry out to the Lord. Where else can you go when your heart is breaking? (more…)
What if there was a guaranteed way to defeat the devil today? The Bible tells us how! You can use these methods today to experience victory in your life.
“And they overcame him by the blood of the Lamb, and by the word of their testimony; and they loved not their lives unto the death.” Revelation 12:11
Every Christian is familiar with the great enemy of God and Good. He is known by many names is Scripture. One of his most well known names is “The Devil”. He is not an idea or an influence. He is a fallen angel who rebelled against God and is bent on destruction. Billy Sunday once said that he knew there was a devil for the following reasons: (more…)
Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
This familiar Scripture has been convicting the hearts of God’s people for 3,000 years. The simplicity of it’s wording belies the power of it’s message. TRUST IN THE LORD. Four simple words that cut to the heart of the great human problem. We just don’t trust the LORD. (more…)