Anxiety, worry, and tension are some of the most destructive forces we can face. They sap our strength and slowly undermine our faith, keeping us from maturing in the Lord (Luke 8:14). If we are to grow in our relationship with Jesus, we must discover God's plan for freedom from the crippling cycle of stress.
Many Christians have this wrong idea that a Christ-follower has to be so accepting of other people that we would never stay away from them even if their presence in our lives is toxic and harmful; that we should always be there for them and help them see the light.
Suicide. The word has a frightening air of finality. Laden with hopelessness, despair, and tragedy, it is a word that everyone wants to keep at arms' length. "Only people who are really mixed up consider suicide," you've told yourself. But then one day that word entered your thoughts in a different way. You found yourself in an unbearable situation. You felt trapped and powerless. Ultimately, "ending it all" seemed to be the only answer. It isn't. There is another solution. It's found in the Bible, God's message of love to you. This is your chance to discover just how valuable you are and how your life can be transformed.