After hearing about the suicide of a notable fashion designer I thought about what kind of situation it would have to be to make a person want to end their own life. Suicide, I looked up the word and the dictionary says that it is an intentional taking of one’s own life but there is another kind of suicide that happens when a preacher gets caught in a situation that costs him his pulpit, a politician loses his position, or a beauty queen her crown, as happened to one of our Miss Americas when pornographic photos were published starring her! It is said that suicide is a permanent solution to a temporary problem. When the devil talks to you, you may not recognize him because he may sound exactly like your current significant other, your exacting boss, or someone who is holding a secret over your head with threats to tell on you. Maybe he sounds like the bill collector telling you that if your rent isn’t paid on time you will be evicted and there is always the chance that he sounds like an abusive parent or spouse. Sometimes when you have been a victim of a crime, especially rape, you feel like you have been so violated that you cannot live. Whatever the problem is the solution is not taking your own life. The devil wants to steal your life so you cannot continue to live and take care of your children or be with your friends, or find that your problem is solved to the Glory of God. 1 Peter 5: 6-8 So humble yourselves under the mighty power of God, and at the right time he will lift you up in honor. Give all your worries and cares to God, for He cares about you. Stay alert; watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around, like a roaring lion, looking for someone to devour. When you realize that the devil just wants you for his next meal, it should make you want to stand up and fight for your life!
Before you give in to the devil and leave your loved ones to grieve, give yourself to God and see what He can do with you!