Be sure to read the whole article. If you are depressed and have suicidal thoughts, get help please. Tell your pastor, tell a friend, get counseling, see the information at the bottom of the article.
The illustration of the people that jump from a burning building is a good illustration of what suicides go through in their minds. Mental illness is real. Depression is real. As a friend of mine said, “A drowning man will grab onto razor blades.”
“He who was so deeply acquainted with grief
[the man of sorrows, the God-man, Jesus Christ, who existed in eternity past and became human for our salvation – John 1:1-5; 1:14; Philippians 2:5-8; John 17:5; Isaiah 53],
who knows better than anyone how tragic the world truly is, does not turn away when the darkness descends on our minds and hearts.”
“He does not turn away” in those times of weakness. That is a wonderful word.
Praise God for His mercy on His people who are true believers. See here as an example of a true believer in Christ who committed suicide. (Dr. Michael Horton’s friend)
Romans 8:28-39 – Nothing can separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
John 10:27 – No one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.