Desiring God – Help for Those Fighting or Grieving a Suicide

Anyone who has known anyone suffering from deep depression or those fighting it right now, can find some helpful encouragement in this article by Jon Bloom, President of Desiring God, which is John Piper’s church ministry.

Jon Bloom:

You Are Not Alone

And one thing you need to remember is that the oppressive darkness and the temptation to despair is common to man. You are not alone. About ¼ of the Psalms are written to help you. And one man’s surrender to the darkness does not at all mean that’s where you’ll end up. This precious promise is for you:

No temptation has overtaken you that is not common to man. God is faithful, and he will not let you be tempted beyond your ability, but with the temptation he will also provide the way of escape, that you may be able to endure it. (1 Corinthians 10:13)

Robin Williams’s alleged suicide has sent shock waves through the world.

Williams was a man bursting with manic energy, an out-sized personality, prodigious dramatic talent, and a completely unique comic genius.

But for some of us in the household of Jesus, Williams’s death hits hard for very personal reasons. For some, a profound, oppressive darkness is threatening to douse the little light and hope they see. They are fighting for dear life to remember and believe that life is worth living. And Robin Williams’s surrender is sucking the hope that they will be able to keep fighting.

If that’s you, I simply want to point you to hope by recommending a few things:

Please click here to read the entire article – http://www.desiringgod.org/blog/posts/help-for-those-fighting-or-grieving-a-suicide

 

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