Suicide Warning signs
When I read the story in Mark 5, the man that had an encounter with Christ Jesus was described as a man “who had his dwelling among the tombs. And no one could bind him, no, not with chains because he had often been bound with fetters and chains, and the chains had been torn apart by him, and the fetters broken in pieces. Nor could anyone subdue him. And always, night and day, he was in the mountains and in the tombs, crying and cutting himself with stones. -(Mar 5:3-5)
Most of the description, aligns with a person who is suicidal.
Today, the story of the man described above is a parent, a son or daughter, a husband or wife, a family member, a close friend or anyone within your space of influence. You may have observed some of the signs in any of these people in your space. There is also a possibility that you had misunderstood the signs and you have been handling the situation wrongly. You may even have been embarrassed by their behavior and you are keeping away from them. You may have misinterpreted and felt irritated by their cry for help. You may even be highlighting what you see wrong with them and generally upset with them. You may be praying for them and this is great.
Christ Jesus saw the man, He listened to the man, understood him and helped the man. He “healed” him through a process that got the man to feel better. You could be the Christ to such a person today and start a healing process.
- Don’t just look at what the person has become, but see who the person is, originally.
- Don’t just hear how the person is speaking but listen to what the person is saying.
- Don’t judge and mistreat them based on their behavior but treat them with love and compassion.
- Don’t just speak to them based on how they make you feel but say something to them with understanding, that will comfort them.
If cannot help them directly, connect them with those who can help them.
You are the light and Salt of the earth. You are God’s love to them. Heal them with Love and don’t harm them with fear.
To all those that are suffering in silence, misunderstood, misinterpreted, despised and rejected of men; sorrowful and acquainted with grief, there is hope for you. Seek help immediately. I pray you will find someone who will be willing to hear, both your spoken and unspoken words.
To those of you that have loved ones exhibiting Suicidal symptoms, I pray that you will find the graciousness within yourself to listen and understand and help not listen to reply and condemn.
You are blessed and highly favored.