Deuteronomy 4:31

For the Lord your God is a merciful God; He will not abandon or destroy you or forget the covenant with your forefathers, which he confirmed to them by oath.

Earlier this week, a young man from our small town here in Michigan committed suicide.  He was only 28 years old and had been married for just over a year.  He had a good job and seemed to have it all together.  I knew this young man from my previous job.  We had associations with him and his dad.  Although I did not know him and his family socially, I have been deeply affected by his suicide.

What makes a young man think that it is better to die than to live?  What does Satan put into a young man’s mind to get him to commit suicide?

How do you console someone who has lost a family member to suicide?  I ask because I really do not know.  I feel so badly for the family.   What must they be going through?  It is one thing to lose a child, but to suicide?

Romans 8:28 says “All things work for the good of those who love God.”   Hopefully some kind of good can come from this.


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