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Facing Suicide

4 April2019 Facing Suicide Feature-SmallPeople are suffering from broken hearts.

Even when surrounded by godly people, it is possible to reach a place with so much pressure and pain that you cannot help yourself—you need the Body of Christ to reach out. Instead of casual advice like, "Believe God," you need someone gracious enough to put an arm around you and say, "We're standing with you."

Let's minister lovingly to hurting people—especially during times of trial, weariness, or grief. We need to realize that insensitive words minister to no one. Such words do not bring life. Let's pray for and strengthen one another with compassion and fulfill Jesus' commission to heal the brokenhearted!

—Kenneth W. Hagin

Having a loved one commit suicide is extremely difficult. Surviving family members deal with intensified forms of normal grief (guilt, anger, confusion, and so forth) and frequently feel isolated from others. They may feel shame about the manner of their loved one's death and not know how to explain it.

Those who would normally offer support to the family may also feel uncomfortable. They may keep their distance due to their awkward feelings and difficulty of not knowing what to say.

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