You Need To Read These 4 Life Saving Tips If You Have a Suicidal Person In Your Life!
We’re all going through something…
People are seeking purpose, meaning, fulfillment, hope, and truth. Right now, an individual in your life could be getting “beat up” with the voices of the evil one. Oppression and depression could be permeating one’s life. What’s the right way to handle such a situation? What do we say? Well first, I don’t know that there’s any one thing we can say. Silver bullet solutions aren’t the norm for people who are suicidal.
Maybe I could’ve stopped him…
Most of us have been affected by the decision of someone ending their life prematurely. In college, a friend of mine from high school took his life. I’ve pondered time and time again what could have been done to prevent that decision from taking place. What could I have said or done? I knew this friend had become a little more antisocial than perhaps he was in high school. Little did I know he was planning to take his own life. What a shock!
4 things you should be practicing that could save a life
Every person is different, and every situation is different. Sometimes a person tries to take his or her life and fail. Other times it’s a total surprise to everyone and then they’re gone. Some things discovered from such a loss were as follow:
1. Don’t Make Fun of People – Ever
At all costs, avoid tearing people down. We have no idea what someone’s breaking point might be. Everyone is affected differently by negativity. As much as it depends on you, avoid getting a laugh at someone else’s expense. It’s impossible to understand the difficulties or challenges someone is facing at any given moment. Keep this reality in mind. Plus, making fun of God’s creation is never a very good idea.
2. Always Encourage People
Encouraging other people is Biblical and a great thing to do.
“The generous soul will be made rich, And he who waters will also be watered himself.” (Proverbs 11:25)
“’But command Joshua, and encourage him and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you will see.’” (Deuteronomy 3:28)
When people find themselves in a moment of weakness, it’s up to others to come to them and strengthen them with encouragement.
3. Pray Pray Pray
Prayer is always a great idea. Sometimes prayer is the best thing to do for someone experiencing discouragement and challenges. Pray for clarity and destiny for someone questioning the goodness and gift of life. Ask the Lord what that person needs. The Holy Spirit might recommend a book, verse, or some other way to impact the individual’s life. God always offers the best strategy to invade someone’s life with love, peace, and joy.
Listening is a terrific way to find out what’s going on in someone. Asking interested, pointed questions is helpful to identify ways to divide truth from lies someone could be thinking.
Point of reflection
The Word of God contains tremendously great promises. Share the promises of God with people daily, regularly. Let the joy of the Lord be your strength. Invite others into the joy of the Lord as He leads. Speak life watch the fruit of it grow.
“Death and life are in the power of the tongue, And those who love it will eat its fruit.” (Proverbs 18:21)
May the Lord lead you into speaking life into everyone around you. In Jesus name!
This article was written by Joshua Paul, a staff writer for GOD TV. Joshua Paul grew up in a Christian home, regularly attending Church on Sundays. Today he is an entrepreneur and published author.