Posts Tagged ‘Suicide’

To Stay Alive

I trust that my life will bring honor to Christ, whether I live or die. For to me, living means living for Christ, and dying is even better. But if I live, I can do more fruitful work for Christ. So I really don’t know which is better. I’m torn between two desires: I long…

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To Celebrate Survival

My enemies did their best to kill me, but the Lord rescued me. The Lord is my strength and my song; he has given me victory. Songs of joy and victory are sung in the camp of the godly. The strong right arm of the Lord has done glorious things! The strong right arm of…

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To Remember God’s Faithfulness

All day long God’s promises of love pour over me. Through the night I sing his songs, for my prayer to God has become my life. I say to God, “You are my mountain of strength; how could you forget me? Why must I wander around in grief, oppressed by my enemies? Their taunts break…

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To Call Out For Help

The Lord doesn’t play favorites— He is Lord over all things, and He pours out His treasures on all who call on His name. As Scripture says, “Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.” But how can people call His name when they do not believe? And how can they…

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To Believe You Are Loved

Nothing can ever separate us from God’s love! Not trouble, not hard times, not hatred, not hunger, not homelessness, not bullying threats, not backstabbing, not even the worst sins listed in Scripture. None of this fazes us because Jesus loves us. I’m absolutely convinced that nothing living or dead, angelic or demonic, not our fears…

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To Sacrifice Suffering, Not Self

Jesus told them what they could expect: “Anyone who intends to come with me has to let me lead. You’re not in the driver’s seat—I am. Don’t run from suffering; embrace it. Follow me and I’ll show you how. Self-help is no help at all. Self-sacrifice is the way, my way, to finding your true…

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To Reject Revenge

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on…

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To Conquer Evil

Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on…

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To Stay Alive

Make no mistake — you cannot mock the justice of God. You will always harvest what you plant. Those who live only to satisfy their own sinful nature will harvest decay and death from that sinful nature. But those who live to please the Spirit will harvest everlasting life from the Spirit. So let’s not…

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To Call A Loss A Loss

What sorrow for those who say that evil is good and good is evil, that dark is light and light is dark, that bitter is sweet and sweet is bitter. What sorrow for those who are wise in their own eyes and think themselves so clever. Isaiah 5:20-21   IMAGE DETAILS Houston, Texas Glenwood Cemetery…

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