Scriptures Against Suicide


my_head_dark_space_300-webTAKE HOPE! You have options that you cannot see right now! It is not that you do not have options, it is just that you cannot see them. Evil forces cloud our minds from seeing the hope of a better day. Only the word of God can strip away the darkness so that we can see the brightness. You are in the dark simply because you cannot see the light. Hurt and hopelessness work together to block the light. The light is actually all around you. MAKE YOURSELF to read the following scriptures, even if you feel absolutely nothing. The deadness will leave. Hope and light will seep into your heart. Do it!

Anyone who is among the living has hope. Ecclesiastes 9:4

Suicidal thoughts only survive within an outlook of complete hopelessness. Hope, true Bible hope, is the best antidote for hopelessness. Take the hope that is resident in the promises of God and put it into your heart. Your outlook will change. God has a wonderful habit of raising individuals out of impossible situations. He enjoys doing it, and it brings Him glory. The Bible is full of stories of people, just like you, that were delivered out of extremely dangerous and potentially embarrassing situations – including His own son, Jesus. You are no different. Reject the guilt and shame, and absorb His love, forgiveness, and hope. You will make it out of this situation! The darkness will not last. That is the real truth, but for it to work, you must see it as truth and believe it. This is where reading, speaking, and meditating God’s promises comes in. They will grow hope and belief in your heart. ALSO, PLEASE READ THIS – Helping Others Is God’s Prescription for Depression.

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs it down (depression), but a good word cheers it up. Proverbs 12:25 Holman Christian Standard Bible

Allow God’s good word to cheer you up. God’s word is the only true source of hope because it shows the will of Him who can help. Allow the hope of a good result to seep back into your heart. Suicide is the extreme dead-end of hopelessness. Allowing thoughts of hopelessness to control your thinking narrows and darkens your path till suicide appears to be the only option, BUT IT IS NOT. There are plenty of other solutions; you just can’t see them now because hopelessness has blinded you to them. The hope that is resident in the promises of God will open the eyes of your heart, and you will be able to see again. It will get brighter.

Suicide only appears like an option when the devil has hidden all your other options. Allow the Bible to open your eyes.

You will have to work at it. You will not feel like it. Do it anyway, your life depends on it, and contrary to what you are feeling, YOUR LIFE IS WORTH IT. Suicide is a permanent solution to an intense but short term problem. Don’t do it!

“Do not be a fool–why die before your time?” Ecclesiastes 7:17b

This may sound harsh but the hard truth is this – the thought to end one’s life is foolish – and once you step back and see it for what it really is, you will understand. Do not despair; it will get better. The power to deliver is resident in His word. Put it to work for you. Relax and make yourself read these scriptures and let God’s word do the rest:

You are my lamp O Lord; the Lord turns my darkness into light. 2 Samuel 22:29

But you will not need to fight! Take your places; stand quietly and see the incredible rescue operation God will perform for you, Oh people of Judah and Jerusalem! Don’t be afraid or discouraged! Go out there tomorrow, for the Lord is with you! 2 Chronicles 20:17

You have granted me life and favor, and Your care has preserved my spirit. Job 10:12

I will lie down in peace and sleep, for though I am alone, Oh Lord, you will keep me safe. Psalms 4:8

For You, O Lord, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield. Psalm 5:12

No one whose hope is in you will ever be put to shame. Psalm 25:3

You are God my Savior, and my hope is in you all day long. Psalm 25:5

You are my hiding place from every storm of life; You even keep me from getting into trouble! You surround me with songs of victory. I will instruct you (says the Lord) and guide you along the best pathway for your life; I will advise you and watch your progress. Don’t be like a senseless horse or mule that has to have a bit in its mouth to keep it in line! Psalms 32:7-9

The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. A righteous man may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. Psalm 34:18, 19

If the Lord delights in a man’s way, he makes his steps firm; though he stumbles, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. Psalm 37:23, 24

Why are you downcast, O my soul? Why so disturbed within me? Put your hope in God, for I will yet praise him, my Savior and my God. Psalm 42:5

Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall. Psalm 55:22

Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him. Psalm 62:5

You answer us with awesome deeds of righteousness, O God our Savior, the hope of all the ends of the earth and of the farthest seas. Psalm 65:5

For you have been my hope, O Sovereign LORD, my confidence since my youth. Psalm 71:5

But as for me, I will always have hope; I will praise you more and more. Psalm 71:14

I have put my hope in your word. Psalm 119:74

Sustain me according to your promise, and I will live…. Psalm 119:116a

The LORD upholds all those who fall and lifts up all who are bowed down. Psalm 145:14

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3

Surely, there is a future, and your hope will not be cut off. Proverbs 23:18

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on Thee: because he trusts in Thee. Trust ye in the LORD for ever: for in the LORD JEHOVAH is everlasting strength. (Perfect means complete. If I keep my part of the promise by staying steadfastly focused on the Lord Jesus Christ, He will keep His promise to give me His perfect peace. Isaiah 26:3-4 See also Philippians 4:6-7 below)

And the ransomed of the Lord will return. They will enter Zion with singing; everlasting joy will crown their heads. Gladness and joy will overtake them, and sorrow and sighing will flee away. Isaiah 35:10

But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint. Isaiah 40:31

No, I will not abandon you or leave you as orphans in the storm – I will come to you. John 14:18

I am leaving you with a gift – peace of mind and heart! And the peace I give isn’t fragile like the peace the world gives. So don’t be troubled or afraid. John 14:27

We are saved by trusting. And trusting means looking forward to getting something we don’t yet have – for a man who already has something doesn’t need to hope and trust that he will get it. But if we must keep trusting God for something that hasn’t happened yet, it teaches us to wait patiently and confidently. Romans 8:24-25

For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. Romans 15:4

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit. Romans 15:13

Therefore, since we have such a hope, we are very bold. 2 Corinthians 3:12

Nevertheless God, that comforts, those that are depressed, comforted us by the coming of Titus; And not by his coming only, but by the consolation wherewith he was comforted in you, when he told us your earnest desire, your mourning, your fervent mind toward me; so that I rejoiced the more. II Corinthians 7:6-7

I pray also that the eyes of your heart may be enlightened in order that you may know the hope to which he has called you, the riches of his glorious inheritance in the saints, and his incomparably great power for us who believe. Ephesians 1:18-19

There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope when you were called–one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all. Ephesians 4:4-6

Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all comprehension, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word. 2 Thessalonians 2:16-17

But when the kindness and the love of God our Savior toward man appeared, not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to His mercy He saved us, through the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, whom He poured out on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Savior, that having been justified by His grace we should become heirs according to the hope of eternal life. Titus 3:4–7

Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up. James 4:10

Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ form the dead. 1 Peter 1:3

Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7

Grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord, as His divine power has given to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of Him who called us by glory and virtue, 2 Peter 1:2–3

The Lord knows how to rescue godly men from trials. 2 Peter 2:9

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  1. Sandy

    Dear DJ,

    I have two friends who are prayer warriors. I have asked them to pray for you. Everything I have asked them to pray for has been resolved for the better in my own life. I will pray for you too.
    I also have a suicide prevention website. It is not as exhaustive as this site, but what it offers is my personal story. I was suicidal for more than 20 years, but I survived and am very happy now. It is I know what you mean about the darkness being on the inside. We all have some…. well, it can be beat! I pray that you will persevere. The Lord’s will is that you live. If He wanted to take you, He would have already done so. Just think: Maybe your future holds something very important. Perhaps you will save someone else’s life. We all have influence, and none of us can see the future. Have faith that you need to be here. The Lord needs your service. You are His hands and feet. You are His voice. What if no one else will speak for Him? Would you speak for Him?


  2. Dj

    I wrote my suicide note tonight. It was four pages long. I wasn’t quite ready to do it, but I spelled out my reasons for when it was time.

    I did one last ditch effort. I googled, “Prayers for when you are suicidal.” This was the first link.

    I have at least one more day now. I will keep doing that, hopefully. Taking one more day. Hopefully God will take away this weight; this pain. Hopefully God will make me feel worth.

    I am on antidepressants. I have a support system. I need prayer. I need hope. I need God. The problem is not external. It is not something that I or anyone else can solve. It has to come from inside and above.

    Please, pray for me. Call on God to heal me. I will read these scriptures again at least one more day. It is giving me another day.

    1. Post

      DJ – We love you and we are praying for you. Yes, it all comes from the inside – first the pain and the darkness, then the release and the light. The darkness cannot fight the light, just like any darkness immediately goes away when light appears, but you must let the light in.

      Even if you don’t like it, or thing that it is doing anything READ THE SCRIPTURES AND STORIES. Hope will seep into your heart. There is hope all around you but the darkness won’t let you see it. Then, it lies to you and tells you that the only answer is more darkness and death.

      Pray the following prayer, loud enough so that you can hear it:

      “Heavenly Father, I acknowledge that you are God, and I am not. I am tired of being my own god, please forgive me. I have been disobedient and I am now sorry for my sins. I believe that Jesus Christ died for me and paid for my evil deeds. Come now into my heart, live inside of me, and be my personal Lord and Savior. I turn away from evil and I choose your will and your life.

      I believe with my heart and I say with my mouth that you, Jesus Christ, are now my Lord and my Savior. I believe you died on the cross for me, and when you were raised again, I was raised with you. I totally commit myself to obeying you everyday, for the rest of my life. Fill me with your Spirit and your power. In Jesus name, it is done! Thank you Jesus.”

      Read these pages – SalvationEveryone Dies – EveryoneScriptures Against DepressionScriptures Against Hopelessness. I love you and we are praying for you. Send me an email if you desire. It is on our about page. Rex

  3. Sandy

    Dear Tirzah,

    Believing in God is a decision. Once you make that decision, you can ask Him to reveal Himself in your life through blessings and answered prayer. He is waiting for each of His children to ask Him. Remember to ask Him for help when your situation looks impossible to fix. You will see help come. What is not possible with man is possible with God. Even ask Him for help with small things, like when you lose your keys. HE knows where your keys are. He is everywhere. Connect to his omniscience and you will know where the keys are.

    I do not advise to make any human being a god, because human beings are so changeable. They are not stable. They let us down sooner or later. God will never let you down; He will always love you.

    Commit yourself to the Lord. The more you do, the greater will be His workings in your life. Believe that He is a God who is on your side and that He is a kind and giving Father. Believe, and you will see His works.

    There are many bad things going on in the world, including deaths of people we love. Just understand that He never meant for us to experience these things. It is only because of the entrance of sin into the world. Humans chose sin and “all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.” God is giving us free choice. It is a test. What will His people do with their freedom? The last thing He wants is for us to choose to worship another god, person, money, things, etc. None of these are worthy of worship. Only God is worthy. You must choose to either be for Him or against Him. Anything bad that happens in this world is because of Satan, sin, and free choice. “We have been made a spectacle to the whole universe, to angels as well as to human beings.” 1 Cor 4:9 We are involved in a great controversy between Christ and Satan. Satan insists that sin is true freedom. Christ insists that His laws are the way to happiness. The Ten Commandments teach us how to love. The first four teach us how to love God and the last six teach us how to love our neighbor. Love is the letter of the law. In other words, the spirit of the law is to love God and others. As a Christian, we follow the law willingly because we love Christ for saving us. We obey His law because there is wisdom behind all of it. Satan might say, “Stealing is freedom that brings happiness.” But does stealing really work? Even if it makes the stealer happy, it makes others unhappy. God’s idea, “Thou shall not steal,” makes everyone happy.

    Satan is a real being. He used to be an angel in heaven, called Lucifer. He wanted to be worshipped instead of the angels worshipping God. He tried to usurp the throne of Christ and he deceived many of the angels into following him. You can read about the battle in Revelation 12. It says that Lucifer was thrown out of heaven with all the angels that followed him. Christ threw them all to the Earth. They are here with us. Satan was the “ruler of this world,” until Christ took it back by dying on the cross. When He died, He said, “It is finished.” The future destiny of the world is now secured: It will be a world with Christ and His laws. He died to set us free. But right now, we are wrapping up Earth’s history, and sin is showing itself for what it is. It is lawlessness and it is a disease on mankind. Sin is causing the Earth’s people to spiral lower and lower and lower. Things will not get better until Jesus comes. But things can be better for you because the Lord promised to give us the “peace that passes all understanding.” Step into the light of Christ and He will give you this peace. Commit yourself, your body, your allegiance, your money, your family, and your destiny. This life is short. The Lord promises you an eternity of joy. “For He who overcomes will inherit all things.” The Lord prepared the Lake of Fire for the Devil and his angels (demons). It was never prepared for humans. Unfortunately many will end up there because they have chosen Satan when they chose to worship money or other gods, or whatever idol they love. Choose Christ. He loves you and is waiting for you. Decide to believe His word. He has left you a love letter (the Bible). Read it. The promises are all true. Job once said, “Even if he slays me, yet will I trust Him!” I will pray for you. May God speak to your heart.

  4. Sandy

    Dear Frank,

    I too had an abusive childhood and my mother was always raging because she had untreated schizophrenia. I felt the same way you do now, even from the age of 5 years old. I suffered severe depression, and there were no medications back then to help. Medications fix my chemical imbalance that I was born with, but healing is more than that. It was a lot of effort I put into my recovery. Now I am a nurse and I try to help people with psychiatric disorders. I even have my own website for suicide prevention: . I believe there is a healing verse within the Bible that we all just have to find. I read the whole Bible and all of it was good, but the one verse that helped me was, “For you are greatly beloved.” It’s in the book of Daniel. When I read that, it sunk in: God loves me. I had spent my whole life viewing myself through the eyes of my mother who despised me half the time. But from that moment that I read that verse, I made a choice: I decided that I would view myself through the eyes of a loving God instead. His love is stable and unchanging. This decision was what healed my self-esteem. I went from hating myself with a passion to loving myself, having mercy on myself, and creating a good life for myself. I believe you can do this too. You did not say anything about self-hatred, so I don’t know if self-esteem is a problem for you, but it seems that loneliness is the big thing. You can solve this problem by changing what you do. Do something different, then try something else different, until you find something that helps you to connect with other people. Love others as God loves them. Don’t wait to be loved; just send love out. Love is a gift when you give it. It fills you up when you give!

    I did many things to overcome depression. I spent more than 30 years in depression, but I am never suicidal any more. I am happy all the time. God can and will heal you too, but He needs you to work with Him and try as hard as you can to solve all the puzzles in your life. One thing I did was to admit I have depression and get medication for it. I was told that I would need to take medication for the rest of my life, most likely. I agreed to this and have accepted my need. The anti-depression medication brings my energy to a normal level. From this better sense of well-being, I felt life’s pitfalls and life’s joys. The medicine does not take away situational feelings. It’s not a happy pill. It gave me the energy to function. I exercised because this helps depression considerably. I was completely disabled even so, and I could not work. But the answer is: I did whatever I COULD do. I socialized, went to 12-step meetings, sang in a choir, went to parks. That was about the best I could do, but little by little, I got somewhere. I learned social skills, I learned to love, I learned to be playful. I gained occupational skills. (I taught myself to touch-type.) I took suggestions of other people. One suggestion was to pray and thank the Lord for giving me another day. This was so weird and I didn’t really feel thankful at first, but I did it anyway. I read the whole Bible 3 times. I had compulsions and never believed I could overcome them, but I did. The release from compulsions just happened along the way. Now I am free.

    Make small goals for yourself. Find a charity that means something to you. Charity organizations always need people to help them make visits to people, do officework, give out literature, man the phone hotlines, etc. You will meet good people doing this. You can find a sense of mission.

    Most of all, if life gives you lemons, make lemonade! Turn your life around and make your experiences work for you. After all, since you know what it’s like to be a confused battered child, then you definitely have a sympathy for other children and adults who are in the same situation. Do you realize that there are many battered women who wish for a husband or friend like you? You can provide love, stability, kindness, and emotional support. You don’t need money. You just need you! I made lemonade out of my life’s pain. I am a psychiatric nurse! I am a choir singer who sings God’s praises louder than anyone else because I am so grateful for all that God has done to help me. I learned to play new musical instruments. I changed careers several times until I found my forte. I went on dating websites and found my husband, a most incredible man who was never appreciated by his first wife. OKcupid was my favorite website because it’s truly free and there are thousands of people on it. And when I found that man, I showered him with love in every way I could. I massaged his back, listened to his feelings, cooked and cleaned for him, etc. When I found my beloved church, I volunteered to help with every seminar and evangelistic event. Today I am loved by so many people that I can hardly keep up with all the relationships. The Lord fills our cup until it overflows. Just ask, and He will give to you knowledge, ideas, and people. Ask Him to send you the right person. The right person will come, so get ready. Believe that that person is somewhere in the world right now, and you just haven’t met yet. Close your eyes and feel their presence and believe. It is time to prepare for their entrance into your life. Practice excellent hygiene and put your house in order. Show that you know how to care for yourself in every way, and she will know that you can care for her too.

    The Lord says, “I will take away your heart of stone, and I will give you a heart of flesh.” If we are to have a heart of flesh, that means that we will experience pain sometimes, but we will also have the capacity for joy, and the potential to really live. I think most people are desensitized by the media. Murders occur on the TV screen and no one bats an eye. But a heart of flesh will feel the pain of a child of God being lost. It cannot be entertainment because it is the breaking of God’s commandment “Thou shall not murder.” There will be no murder in heaven. There will be no pain; only joy. I visualize this “better world.” My heart is there. And my heart is with God’s people. Depression makes the heart numb and shut down. Pray for this heart of flesh, which is already inside you. Commit yourself to the Lord: your emotions, your body, and your allegience. I will pray for you. You’re going to be happy. Just work with the process. God is there for you! He loves you more than you know.

  5. Kathleen

    Dear Frank

    It is NOT God’s will that you feel so miserable and depressed. God doesn’t want you to feel defeated and alone. If you’re still breathing, you still have work to do in this life. You may need anti-depressants (they do help) and to talk to a therapist to help work through all the things that are hurting you. You can find a Christian therapist (this helped me a lot after my child died).

    It took me years to dig my way out of a dark depression. I still have ups and downs but I’m doing better.

    A priest once said to me “Just because you have a suicidal thought doesn’t mean you have to entertain it. You can say ‘I choose NOT to entertain this thought. It’s not from God.”. The devil would love to see you fail. To commit suicide is to lose hope in God’s love and mercy. You don’t want that.

    You’re close to God. He loves you. Truly He does. He wants you to be happy.

    Sometimes, you have to search for that happiness and embrace it wherever you find it.

    Spend time in the sun-it will help your mood. Stay away from music, tv shows, movies, or friends who will bring you down. Open the bible and read the whole page. God will speak to you there.

    When depression and anxiety attacks you, cast that devil aside. He has no power over you. Christ died so that you could be free of those demons. So, cast them out. Sprinkle blessed salt in doorways and windows. Have your house blessed.

    I’m praying for you, Frank. You’re going to make it. You are. (((hugs)))


    Dear Frank of Georgia, my heart goes out to you, such pain is a terrible burden, one only a good person can bear with out becoming hard of heart, and though you think you’ve given up you’re still calling out for help from God and others, I wish I could do more but I will pray for you, I pray you find a soulmate, but I think for that to happen you have to have an open heart so that love can find you, I know this is the hardest thing in the world for you after all that’s happened to you but just know you are a good person and God loves you so please don’t give up on yourself because you deserve to be happy.

  7. John Franklin

    I was raised in violence and anger and have strived to do the next right thing most of my life, I confess I am a sinner and know I’m not worthy of Gods mercy, but HE still helps me through most things, but the ONE I ask for is giving me a soulmate. I suffer and feel cursed by my extreme depression and PTSD from my police and military service in the past, but know in my heart I’ve done more good than bad in my 43 years, but still feel hopeless and sad every single day. I just want to eat a bottle of pills and go to sleep so the pain of life will stop eating away at my very core. If you believe this sometimes I pray to God to take me now, I’m ready and tired of this life, really! If your sincere here about listening to these comments, Please, Please say something encouraging so I may find solace somewhere in my meaningless life that I wish would end. I’m flat broke and live alone and I’m tired of existing and want the joy that others share. I’ve been betrayed, lied to, screwed over and I’ve basically given up along time ago and feel my end is near. I’ve lost faith in humanity with all the suffering and tragedy I see and hear about daily. I even tell God that this world is evil and I don’t blame him one bit for destroying this poisoned earth, please pray for me that FRANK in Georgia will know peace and love once again . I really don’t want to die with the horrors, disappointments, sadness and anger in my soul. Thank you very much for listening. FDA

  8. tirzah adams

    perhaps im looking in the wrong place, but how should i be perceiving these scriptures if i dont believe in God?
    I used to but there is nothing no way that will convince me he/she is real anymore, bad things have happened that i just dont think a god could live with, or exist for that matter, for such bad things to happen to the people i love, So then what am i to count on to guide and help me, what am i to have faith in? I hardly have faith in people anymore, do i try and see my child as my god? Im not trying to contradict or question the faith but the scriptures are so poetic and they would be helpful to me yet i have no way of believing it myself. Is there some way this could relate to people who dont have a belief? p.s I saw my creators, my parents, as god, i was lucky enough to think that after i lost faith, so much wisdom knowledge and goodness, could everyone have their own god if they wanted to?

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