How can we help to save persons who reached suicidal stage to find hope and live?
So then Cynthia since we know this we must therefore put on the whole armour of God so that we will be able to stand against the wiles of these forces of darkness. Thanks Cynthia.
Redva, the question should be... how do we spot the signs of helplessness and hopeless in the ones we love? if we can't spot the signs we cannot help! We are only equipped to help these persons when we are connected totally to the life giver and these persons want to and are willing to be helped; besides these things can only be dealt with through fasting and prayer!
God has said in his word through his man servant in 3 John vs. 2 - "Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth."
Aside from the above, if we constantly pray for our family members, relatives and friends fervently daily, then this will help to bind the plans of the enemy; as "...the effectual fervent prayer of the righteous availeth much." I have heard of testimonies where things happen or plans deter just because someone had prayed or was praying at the time.
We just have to do the best we can and trust the man Christ Jesus!
Praise God Marcia, exclusive faith and trust in God is what matters,.
It is through prayers, dedication and clear cut commitments through time, and sincere love we can win their heart. Always allow them a listening ears.
needs a supporting hand,
a comforting shoulder and
a patient hearing.
Love is patient.
So be patient with a suicidal patient
Thanks much Sabrina. These are truly fundamental needs. It is sad to say though that sometimes these a missing or lacking in the family, not to mention in the church. No where to be found. May God help us.
If we can get them to open up about their feelings it would be even great, we will better understand how they are feeling, what triggers these feelings and the approach we should take in helping the individual overcome. We should always keep in mind that we are not trained professionals, so our approach should be one of caring friendship. In getting persons to open up about their feelings requires true genuineness, they will have to feel and be assured that they can trust us, now we will need to exercise the fruit of the Spirit.
After we have prayed, we need to depend on God to lead us to be a kind shoulder and a gentle arm, because these persons are now indeed of hope, a kind ear, charity (love in action) to replace the hopelessness which they are feeling, the hurt, the anxiety, the feeling of loss and helplessness which can be very overwhelming.
After praying by ourselves, we must pray with them, let them pray also (don't force, if they don''t want to, that's fine), talk about the situation (let them talk while we listen intently) giving a gentle touch every now and then, pray again, (if they will allow) hug them, cry with them, emphasised that Jesus cares.
The only way to save these persons is through Jesus Christ and then the one who is willing to be saved will be saved!
Pray, pray, pray some more and pray again! blessings.
You are a counsellor Marcia, coupled with you love for Christ you would do an excellent job I believe. Thanks for sharing. I do hope my brethren on this site are reading these and taking in some of these very important strategies and suggestions. With this kind of intervention a difference can be made.
maybe if people could be more loving, kind and represent Jesus with all there heart might make a difference
Amen, amen, amen Daniel. Thanks much,
You hit the nail on the head Daniel :) we need more walkers than talkers.