Tagged: suicide

Tag: suicide

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Jesus frees lawyer from sexual bondage 

C had fallen into a deadly trap of tying his self-worth to meeting other people’s demands. This led him to become hyper-anxious, addicted to pornography, and even suicidal. Jesus set C free from bondage by showing him how much His Heavenly Father values him and faithfully answers his prayers when he...

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Drawing the line in gossip

Rarely does gossip represent the full story, it’s simply the side of the story we like to talk about. Most people are drawn to gossip because it seems to build social credit. Yet we dislike being the target of gossip ourselves. God’s Word says that gossipers are like those who...

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Jesus shows architect His sweet fragrance of life

T experienced an unexplainable fear after two friends committed suicide. He sought help and was led to do a renewal prayer that led him to identify his suppressed negative emotions. To comfort T, Jesus manifested His presence through a sweet fragrance in the prayer room. Praise God! A good friend...

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Refuting the lies that glorify suicide

God has created every human being with survival instincts. Suicide is not a natural choice. Research shows that most who survive suicide attempts do not attempt it again. Let us pray that no one acts impulsively and takes their own lives because suicide, or self-murder, separates us from God. As...

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Acknowledging the spiritual roots of depression

The symptoms of depression are identifiable. Its spiritual roots, however, are not instantly evident. As the testimonies in this post will show, depression can be overcome through the surrender of ourselves to God in Jesus’ name and being filled with His Holy Spirit. But first, we need to know the...

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A biblical understanding of death and funeral rites

Funerals and memorials are solemn events where we gather to remember, grieve over and bury the dead. Many times, funerals also involve unbiblical beliefs and practices. How can we honour the family of the dead without dishonouring Jesus, who conquered death on our behalf through His resurrection?   1 Corinthians...

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Breakup

We have all experienced the devastating pain of broken relationships, either through irreconcilable differences, migration, separation, or divorce. Research has shown that emotional pain can be as real as physical pain. How do we pray when our broken hearts are physically hurting, and it seems as if all hope has...

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Rejection can lead us to form idols out of pain

Neuroscience has shown that social rejection sets off similar brain signals as physical wounds, so it feels just as real, but we will remember the pain of rejection more intensely than physical trauma. When unresolved and unconfessed, our painful memories of rejection can lead us to develop fleshly impulses that...

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Suicide

It can be incredibly upsetting when a friend takes his or her own life and commits suicide. We are often overcome by shock, grief and guilt, and wonder if there was something we could have done to help. At times, it also unsettles our views on life. Thankfully, with Jesus...

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Crippling effects of conditional parental acceptance

We experience a deep rest and peace in our souls when we feel fully accepted. As adults, we can weather most types of rejection. It is the perceived lack of total acceptance from our own parents that is possibly the hardest to overcome.   Conditional acceptance from our parents Conditional...

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Jesus frees architect from insomnia

E had been a Christian since childhood but never experienced the joy of the Lord until she discovered the root of her misery through prayer. Here is her testimony of finally experiencing God’s redeeming grace. Praise God! For years, I lived my life without any joy. Although I was a...

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Depression

Many great men in the Bible had at times, felt overwhelmed and hopeless. Even Jesus said his sorrow felt like death. God can truly sympathise with our sufferings. In the midst of our darkness, God promises to be with us. He will strengthen and protect us when we turn our entire...

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Jesus frees entrepreneur from hopelessness

S is a talented, enterprising and hard-working entrepreneur. Yet she was plagued by thoughts of failure and unworthiness. Here is her story of being set free from the lies that Satan has formed in her mind because of ungodly inner vows she had made about her own life. Praise God!...