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I am going through a difficult time with no relief in sight. How can I find peace and contentment?
To know that God offers more than mere endurance is a powerful truth, one we too often overlook. We encourage you to continue to seek His comfort and strength ...
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I have thoughts of ending my life. Where can I find help?
First of all, let us impress upon you the fact that you are important in the sight of God. He says, "You are precious to me ... and I love you."
I've lived a full life. Is it wrong to want to die and go to heaven?
Billy Graham writes, "It isn't wrong for you to yearn for heaven—for heaven is your true home. ... At the same time, as long as we are on this earth, God has a purpose for us."
I'm the only one left in my family. Sometimes I feel so lonely I even think about taking my own life.
Billy Graham writes, "No matter how hard life has gotten, I know that with God there is hope."
Is suicide the unpardonable sin?
Billy Graham writes, "Suicide is always a tragedy—but in itself it is not the unpardonable sin. The only sin God cannot pardon is the sin of rejecting Him."
A friend told me that suicide is the unforgivable sin and that I'll never see my husband in heaven (he was a Christian, but he took his own life). Is my friend right?
Billy Graham writes, "I regret that your friend upset you by saying suicide is the unforgivable sin, because this is not what the Bible says. Only one sin can never be forgiven by God, and that is the sin of turning one's back on God and rejecting His offer of salvation in Christ."
Last week, I was allowed to go home from the state mental hospital, after I got depressed and tried to commit suicide. How do I know I won't slide back into this again?
Billy Graham writes, "Don't focus on what might happen to you (but probably won't); focus instead on what God has already done in your life, and what He wants to do for you in the future."
Last year, a friend of mine committed suicide after a long battle with mental illness. I feel so guilty, because I should have seen the signs of what was happening and tried to help him but I didn't.
Billy Graham writes, "God knows your situation but He still loves you, and He wants you to give this burden to Him."
I know this is controversial, but I don't see anything wrong with letting old people take their own lives if they want to. What do you think of this?
Billy Graham writes, "The Bible tells us that human life is sacred; God gave it to us, and only God can take it away. You and I aren't simply a higher form of animal; we were created in the image of God."
I've just been diagnosed with an incurable disease. Can you give me a reason not to kill myself?
Billy Graham writes, "The greatest burden you could ever place on your family would be for you to take your own life. Their confusion, hurt and guilt would be almost endless (no matter what you told them) ..."
The doctor says I have at most six months to live (because of lung cancer) and I know they aren't going to be happy ones. Why would it be wrong for me to take my own life? I'll just be a nuisance to my family if I hang around.
The doctor says I have at most six months to live. Would it be wrong for me to take my own life? I'll just be a nuisance to my family if I hang around.
My sister struggled with severe depression most of her life and had to be hospitalized several times. Last year, she finally got so depressed that she took her own life. In spite of everything, she had a strong faith, but is suicide the unforgivable sin, as some people say? It's all been very painful to me.
The only sin God cannot forgive is the sin of rejecting the Holy Spirit's witness to Jesus Christ and His offer of forgiveness.
The Love of God
If God is a God of love, why is there so much suffering in the world?
Jesus Turned My Life Around
Once mired in drugs and alcohol, Jennifer Ogilvie accepted Christ at the 2001 Billy Graham Crusade in Fresno, Calif., and was a counselor at the April 2004 Franklin Graham Festival in Bakersfield.