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“I Want to Witness, But What Do I Say to a Suicidal Person?”
This train tract is unlike the others, but I created it because when a person has suicidal thoughts, they are in the very worst place they can be in their lives, but Christians reading this can help. First, pray for them. Bind the spirit of suicide, the devil’s lies, the spirits of rejection, grief, heaviness, and depression and bind the spirit of revenge in the name of Jesus Christ. Loose upon them hope, love, peace, truth, His joy and His grace to forgive. Pray a prayer of salvation or re-dedication with them if you can. Stay with them. Be led by God and encourage them with the following edifying words…
Remember Rom. 8:28: “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose."
God loves you and He wants you to live. Your life is a gift from God. He gave it to you and He wants you to keep it. You may feel so crushed from your circum- stances, but God can make all things new. Isaiah 43: 18-19 “Remember not the former things nor consider the things of old. Behold I will do a new thing…I will even make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” God has a plan and a purpose for your life. Jer. 29:11 says: “I know the thoughts and the plans that I have for you. They are good and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” Life is like a puzzle. God can see the whole picture from His view, but you can only see a few puzzle pieces. So trust God that He will put all the pieces together in His timing and in His way. What you are going through is temporary.
Don’t Be Mad at God – God is on your side. Be mad at the devil that influences people’s sinful acts, to reject you and hurt you. This is not God’s will. The devil is a liar who will cause people to sin against you and then tell you that it was God’s fault or His will to build a wall between you. But Jesus says in John 10:10: “The thief (the devil) comes not, but for to steal, to kill, and to destroy. I Am come that they might have life and might have it more abundantly.” So bad things come from the devil & good things come from God. Do not get it mixed up. God is a good God. Remember that God gave every one a free will because love is not truly love unless it is freely given. God wanted His creation to freely love Him. Robots have no choice, so they can’t give true love. But many times people use their free will to sin against God & others.Forgive those who have hurt you. Now that is not letting them off the hook. It is putting them on God’s hook. It is taking your hands off the situation and allowing God’s hands to intervene & fight for you. After you forgive, then stand on Rom 12:19: “’Vengeance is Mine, I will repay,’ says the Lord.” Unforgiveness is sin and so it builds a wall between you and God (Matt. 6:14). When you forgive those who have hurt you and trust the Lord, He will right the wrongs that have been done to you and turn things around (Mark 11:25). God will bless you with hope in His Presence with His comfort, love, peace & joy as you sing and worship Him. Forgiving others sets you free.
You are not a failure. Because God is God, He can make plan B even better than what plan A ever would have been. never fails. Rom. 8:28 says: “All things work together for good for those who love God and are called according to His purpose. Give God time to move on your behalf. Be patient. Eccl. 3:11 Life is like a movie. Trust God to bring about your happy ending.
Choose to Live for the Lord. Friends come and go, divorce happens, parents and children can prematurely die, so we cannot live for them. Our true purpose is to live for the Lord. God needs you! The harvest is plenteous and the laborers are few. Living for the Lordmeans finding and fulfilling your God-given purpose, loving people, walking in the fruits of the spirit, witnessing to the lost, and giving to or going on mission trips. Living for the Lord is overcoming evil with good. It is turning people who are heading for hell around towards God’s love and eternal life in heaven.
Salvation Prayer: “Father, I believe that Your Son Jesus Christ died on the cross for my sins and rose from the dead. I repent of my sins. Jesus, I ask You to forgive me and come into my heart and be my Lord and Savior. Fill me with the Holy Spirit. Thank You for saving me from hell and giving me eternal life in heaven, in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.”