Suicide is the 11th leading cause of death in the U.S.
It is the 3rd leading cause of death among young people.
Based on the national average and the statistically slated to commit suicide this year. As scary as murder is, people are 1.5 times more likely to kill themselves than be murdered. The four major factors why people kill themselves are: 1. Depression
4. Separation or Divorce
Often when people they claim they can´t find a reason to keep living.Everything has gone wrong.Everything is messed up.There is too much pressure and too little resources. Too many bills they owe and too few bills in the wallet to pay those bills. They hurt. People don´t understand. They are alone. The pain seems to go on forever. They can´t sleep. They can´t eat or they eat too much. They don´t have a really close friend whom they really trust. Death seems to be an easy answer. I am reminded of the mega-football star, Deion Sanders. He had it all in the world´s eyes. He was a multi-millionaire. He was famous. He was well respected. He had two super bowl rings.He had gorgeous women clinging to his very shadow.
Deion had factor number four.He had broken up with his wife and lost his family.Even with all of the money, all of the women, all of the fame and all of the power, the loss of his family was more than he thought he could handle. One popular version is that Deion drove his over $100,000.00 sports car off a cliff hoping to kill himself.When the car stopped, he was unharmed and still alive.He said he felt God was letting him know it wasn´t his time to die. Another version that I heard Deion tell is that he was sitting in his car getting ready to drive over the cliff when a policeman knocked on his window and asked for his autograph.
That knock saved his life, for the great Deion Sanders was ready to kill himself. It´s not a booming voice from the sky. It´s not a supernatural angelic manifestation. It´s not mystical writing on a wall. It´s not a burning bush; it´s an email, it is a knock on your window of despair. It is God telling you... "It´s not your time to die."
Someday it will be your time but that time is not now. Death is not a wall; it´s a door. Neither Christianity nor any other religion says death is a wall, it´s a door.
Don´t fool yourself that suicide is an easy way out.It´s not.
When I was a young girl,our next-door neighbor committed suicide. She had a PhD.She was educated but stupid. Knowledgeable but ignorant.Degreed but deprived. She knew so much but understood so little. It´s not your time to die. Not now, and not by your own hand.
If this is for you,call someone and talk too,if you don´t think you have anyone,try talking to God about your problems, after you talk to him,take the time and listen to him answer it might be a still small voice or a thought you never thought about or he could send someone to talk to you!
What have you got to lose? You have everything to gain,so give Him a chance,after all it might be your last chance!