You can die all the time, whenever you need an “out”. We are no different, we need an escape, things are too tough, too much for us to bear at times. Jesus knows that, He’s forgiving, understanding and loving. And He has a plan.
Suicide was in the Bible:
1 Samuel 31:4-5, (NIV), “Saul said to his armor-bearer, “Draw your sword and run me through, or these uncircumcised fellows will come and run me through and abuse me.” But his armor-bearer was terrified and would not do it; so Saul took his own sword and fell on it. When the armor-bearer saw that Saul was dead, he too fell on his sword and died with him.”
1 Kings 16:18 (NIV), “When Zimri saw that the city was taken, he went into the citadel of the royal palace and set the palace on fire around him. So he died, because of the sins he had committed, doing evil in the eyes of the LORD and following the ways of Jeroboam and committing the same sin Jeroboam had caused Israel to commit.”
Give it all to Him, let Him make your life beautiful – it’s a promise and everyone knows God cannot lie. Ecclesiastes 3:11, “He will make all things beautiful in His time.”
Let go, and give everything to Him: all your cares, sins, worries and joy. We believers die daily to ourselves, giving Him control, every hour sometimes. “Cast your cares because He cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7.
We die to ourselves all the time, our agendas, plans. God always has another way of seeing things in our lives. He’s not surprised or shocked.
“Being made conformable unto His death,” Phil 3:10. “For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain,” Phil 1:21.