Scriptures Against Suicide


my_head_dark_space_300-webSTOP, DON’T DO IT! Take 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. It is coming.

You have good options, you just can’t see them now.

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 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. SlowBro

    Mike, what an amazing story of God’s salvation. You are here because Ephesians tells us He is going to bring glory to His name through you. Embrace that charge, and walk in a manner that is worth of the the calling He’s given to you.

  2. Mike

    My story is a little different. I tried committing suicide because I thought that I would be killing satan by doing so. I then tried drowning by swimming down in a river sucking in more and more water the deeper I went and then I hit the top of the water. don’t know how I swim to the top when I was swimming down. I came out of the water and found a house that was not there when I went into the water. there are so many question I have but one I don’t have is how I am here, because I know it was god that saved me.

    1. Mike

      I also thought that I was saving my family and other people by committing suicide so I was probably not in my right mind. The point is I am here so God must have saved me.

  3. Lyme disease is killing me

    To SloWBro,
    from: the person with Lyme disease
    I try desperately everyday to hear Jesus. I am Catholic. I have a parishioner who visits me once a week to give me Communion. THe parish priest visits me once a month and I confess my soul to him. They are nice people but it doesn’t change how much I want to kill myself.

    I have been on every antidepressant made for over twenty years. I have been to countless shrinks. Nothing helps. Just this incessant need to die.

    I plead with Jesus and Mary to help me. I beg and cry and pray. I have been doing this for the last 4 years. I can’t take anymore. I am 60 and my life is over. I want desperately to die. I read the bible and look for passages of comfort . I even find passages that confirm my willingness and desire to die.

    I pray constantly – rosaries, chaplets, novenas, prayers, silent conversations with Jesus and Mary. I spend 10-15 hours a day in complete silence trying to let the Holy Spirit come to me. Nothing eases the pain. I don’t know what to do anymore. I can’t live like this for too much longer.

    I’ve come to believe that Jesus won’t hurt such a tortured soul as me. HE will take pity on me in my suicide and help me to see the light.

    1. Mabel

      “In the name of Jesus the Spirit of depression,suicide,death,grief, Fear,anger, hate,infirmity all tormenting spirits leave me now never to return in Jesus name,only the Holy Spirit remain in me.Lord Jesus fill me with your love,your joy give me the mind of Christ ,delete all negative suicidal thoughts off me.Put a guard against my thoughts and words..Lord Jesus I forgive all who have hurt me.I ask you to clear my blood line, lineage clear down to Adam,maternal and paternal sides.Set me free of this bondage in Jesus name I pray. heal me from head to toe fill me with your Peace in Jesus name I pray.Listen to “Oh the blood of Jesus “Break every chain ” utube ,I will be praying for you,trust Jesus in the name of Jesus every knee must bend.Evil flees for the name of Jesus..Lord Jesus come onto my heart live your life in me let your life shine through my lord and Savior.I will be praying for you daily:,I just heard The Lord say to you.”Be still and know that I am God”I am catholic too will offer the daily mass,healing scriptures for you dear be blessed in the name of the Father,Son and Holy Spirit Amen.

    2. SlowBro

      To the person with Lyme disease: The hope here is that you will not just talk to Jesus, but *know* Him personally as I do. In knowing Jesus personally as you would a close friend I have been given much strength to endure. It says in Hebrews about the new covenant that Jesus would institute, “And they shall not teach, each one his neighbor and each one his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they shall all know me, from the least of them to the greatest.” (8:11 ESV)

      Is that true in your life?

      Because I know Him like a friend He has walked with me through many trials. “When you pass through the waters, I [the God of the Universe] will be with you; and through the rivers, they shall not overwhelm you; when you walk through fire you shall not be burned, and the flame shall not consume you.” (Isaiah 43:2 ESV)

      Based on what I know of the God of the Bible, Jesus would not say to you, “take your life.” He would say to you, “take up your cross and follow me” until He takes your life from you. There’s a reason you’re in this predicament. Consider the example of Paul in 2 Corinthians 2. He cried out (rightly so) for his thorn in the flesh to be removed. But Jesus told Him, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” (2 Corinthians 12:9 ESV) Therefore Paul boasted all the more gladly of his weaknesses, so that the power of Christ would rest upon him.

      So many people who know Jesus have suffered under their thorn and taken up their cross, showing off the great majesty of a Savior who would walk with them to give them strength to endure with them to the end. Your life exists for the maximization of the glory of the grace of Jesus! There is the potential that even this very evening you would be so filled with joy from your walk with Jesus that you would shine as a light in the world among this crooked and twisted generation. People would ask, “What is the reason for your hope? Your situation looks hopeless.” And in that moment you’d be prepared to give an answer — it is because of the person and work of Jesus. Won’t you know Him as I do?

      There’s a purpose for your life. At the moment, that purpose appears to me to be that you would suffer with Jesus at your side showing the glory of the grace to endure that only comes from knowing Him, that people would wonder and glory in the Savior because of you. And if He wills, He can heal you. But the purpose of your life would not cease. It has always been, and will always be, to make the glory of the grace of Jesus to look as resplendent as it really is.

      You must know Him personally to do that. If you’re not 100% certain you know Him personally as you would a friend, please do this: Take five minutes and Google the good person test. Consider carefully what is being presented to you there. This is important. Please do it today.

  4. SlowBro

    To the person with Lyme disease: Do you know Jesus? I don’t mean do you talk to God; I mean do you know the Messiah personally?

  5. Lyme Disease is killing me

    I pray desperately everyday to die. I am bedridden and sick. I am never going to get better. I want to commit suicide and end this pain. I can’t take it anymore. I live in isolation with no friends except my husband. I am killing him with the gravity of my illness and the weight of taking care of me. I want him to have a happy, joyful life which he will never have with me. I am not worth the trouble. I am dead set on committing sunicide and getting this hell over with.

    I pray constantly. Rosaries, prayers, chaplet, books, scriptures. Nothing gives me comfort. The only comfort I feel is when I plot my death. Ive been to every shrink there is and have tried every anti depressive medicine out there for the last 25 years. I am tired. I am done. I awaken depressed every morning because I know I didn’t die during the night.

    1. Post

      K – We love you and I am praying for you. Don’t let the darkness overcome you. It cuts you off from the love and hope that is around you. We love you! Rex

  6. Li Li

    This article has been very helpful to me. As I read the scriptures I began softening to the voice of truth. Going from extreme thoughts of pity to seeing my part (I did not see the need for forgiveness moments before) I am in a completely different place now! When I see my error it brings me out of the dark place…and now I want to be still and wait for the Lord to take me to my next step. When I feel the urgency to apologize and follow through, I feel rejection when they don’t accept. And feel yucky. Then I get a chip on my shoulder. This is the cycle. The chip turns into a boulder. Then I explode when the boulder falls on me. Thank you God for whoever searched the scriptures and knew exactly what to say and how to say it🙏🏼

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  7. SlowBro

    REREDNAW, take heart! God is on the move. You’re being kept from giving up, and are reaching out for help. That’s God at work in your life, whether you feel Him or not.

    I’m willing to help you develop a plan. Email me: SlowBro904 (AT) Gmail (DOT) com


    My situation is way too long of a conversation to give backstory on… But I have a tendency to lose hope, fall into depression, and beg for death. I don’t want to commit suicide, though I pray for death. Something, take me out.

    I don’t know how to release this devastation and chaos in my life to God. I don’t know how to believe that I’ll be ok. I don’t know how to gain peace… I’ve tried all different ways, but the pain is still there.

    I pray for death, because I can’t fight through my situation anymore. I’ve held on too long, and losing hope seems to be my only option at times.

    I have fought this war against depression my entire life. More-so, the last 7 years… The worst is still yet to come.

    Ive lost everything. How can anyone expect me to keep hoping things get better when they continuously get worse? When is it going to stop?? I am not capable of even thinking about my problems without falling on the floor, unable to move from anxiety.

    Enough is enough. I’ve done the work. Over and over again. Years of work. And yet, here I am again… Praying something will take me out.

    Hope is disappearing, almost non-existent. I don’t know if I’ll be able to hold on. I won’t be able to, if I don’t find help.

    the bible says I’m not alone. So why do I feel like I’m the only one in the entire universe that knows I’m right? That I’m good… That I’m awesome…

    Giving up is where I’m headed. I need a bona-fide miracle… But every single time I see the first glimpse of light, something worse happens to drag me down further.

    From someone who has lost literally everything, not by my own doing… I’m over it. Angry. Hurt…. I don’t know how to not be anymore.

    I’m searching for a lot more than a pep talk… I need a plan, and taking it one day at a time isn’t an option anymore.

    1. Creerock

      I feel what you feel everyday and wish God will take me. Ive been battling over 40 years since I can remember. I read of Heaven. Revulation :21. no more tears and no more pain. I long for that. Depression has ruined my life in so many ways. But God uses me , I am a Worship leader, I love Jesus. I read scripture all the time and meditiate. I pray for both of us because I know your pain. May Jesus have mercy and grace on us and heal us.

  9. ColdandWarm

    Sandy your comment really stood out to me. Your school experience sounds so much as to what mine does, but it always brings hope and joy to see that someone who went throught that made it, and is still kind enough to give their time to help people. Thank you ♡

  10. ColdandWarm

    Collegekid, So I have ran across this problem multiple times, with not only myself, but others. You were not meant to be perfect. You were meant to make mistakes. And you know why the people you love keep giving you chances? It’s because they understand. They understand that you need to make multiple mistakes over to learn what you are doing. wrong. Making mistakes over and over does not help with self confidence at all, but please hold on to it, for I have learned it is a vital part of starting over. If you don’t believe you can do something you drastically lower the chances of you actually doing it. Please remember that you’re life is not a dissapointment. Nor will it be a dissapointment. Hold on to your faith and know that God loves his sons and daughters greatly and that he will never give up on you no matter how many times you fail. And one last thing, sometimes failures teach us more than victories ever can. We love you, keep holding on and working towards growing! ♡

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