As followers of Jesus, it’s important not to give into fear during uncertain times. We must always remember that God is our provider. He knows every need, including the human need for security.
Here are 10 verses to remind us that God is our provider:
1. Matthew 6:31-33
Do not worry then, saying, ‘What will we eat?’ or ‘What will we drink?’ or ‘What will we wear for clothing?’ For the Gentiles eagerly seek all these things; for your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.
2. Philippians 4:19
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus. -Philippians 4:19
For the LORD your God has blessed you in all that you have done; He has known your wanderings through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have not lacked a thing.
4. Luke 12:24
Consider the ravens: they neither sow nor reap, they have neither storehouse nor barn, and yet God feeds them. Of how much more value are you than the birds!
5. Psalm 34:10
The young lions suffer want and hunger; but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.
6. Matthew 7:11
If you then, who are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
7. Psalm 81:10
I am the Lord your God, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it.
8. 2 Corinthians 9:10
And God is able to make all grace abound to you, so that having all sufficiency in all things at all times, you may abound in every good work.
2 Corinthians 9:10
9. Psalm 147:8
Who covers the heavens with clouds, Who provides rain for the earth, Who makes grass to grow on the mountains.
10. Psalm 145:15-16
The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. You open your hand; you satisfy the desire of every living thing.
God is our provider. Our job is to pray and have faith that He will meet all of our needs, and to humbly receive his blessings and mercy. We must put him first and trust that He’s got us in the palm of His hand.
If you are having suicidal thoughts, you are likely under spiritual attack which means it’s time for spiritual warfare.
Ephesians 6:12 says, “For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.”
Satan actively seeks to destroy lives while Jesus seeks to fulfill them (John 10:10).
And what better way for Satan to destroy our lives than to convince us that life isn’t worth living?
The good news is that we can combat and overcome suicidal thoughts with Biblical truths.
(NOTE: If you are in crisis, please get help by calling the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 1-800-273-8255 (TALK) or by clicking here to chat.)
Because even though we face trials and may experience spiritual attacks on earth, as Believers we have victory in Jesus.
Here are some common lies Satan tells us (which can lead to suicidal thoughts), along with the Biblical truths and verses to combat them:
Lie 1: No one loves me / no one will ever love me
Truth: God loves you and always will.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful, I know that full well.
Psalm 139:13-14 (NIV)
At our core, each of us just wants to be loved. And God created us that way because He seeks to draw us closer to Him in order to fill that void. He will never leave us nor forsake us.
If we were all able to see ourselves through His eyes, there would be no more self-doubt, self-loathing, self-consciousness or self-hatred.
We are His precious creation and He delights in us (Psalm 18:19).
In fact, He loves us so much that He sent His son to die for us (John 3:16) while we were still sinners (Romans 5:8).
Lie 2: It’s all just too much / I just can’t anymore
Truth: We can do all things through Christ who strengthens us (Phil. 4:13).
He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
We all feel like giving up sometimes. Life can be hard, and it can feel like too much at times.
But the good news is that God never expects us to handle it alone.
He wants us to turn to Him and rely on His strength to get us through the tough days so that we can face tomorrow.
Don’t give up!
Lie 3: The world would be better off without me
Truth: You were created for a purpose and you are meant to be here.
For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.
Ephesians 2:10 (NIV)
No matter how big you’ve screwed up or how insignificant you may feel, you are here for a reason.
God doesn’t make mistakes.
If the world would be better off without you, you wouldn’t have been created and you wouldn’t be here now.
Your time is not up yet.
Lie 4: It’s just not worth it / I should just give up
Truth: God has a plan, and it will all be worth it in the end.
Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him.
Giving up when times are tough can feel like the easy out. But there is hope.
Lie 7: Things are never going to get better / I will never catch a break
Truth: God has a plan.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future.
It’s human nature to assume the worst. And when things are hard and we’re feeling hopeless, it’s difficult to imagine them ever getting better.
But God’s promises never fail. He wants us to put our complete hope and trust in Him. To believe with all of our heart and soul that He knows what’s best for us and will guide us according to His will.
God’s promises never fail. He wants us to put our complete hope and trust in Him. To believe with all of our heart and soul that He knows what’s best for us and will guide us according to His will.
I waited patiently for the LORD to help me, and he turned to me and heard my cry. He lifted me out of the pit of despair, out of the mud and the mire. He set my feet on solid ground and steadied me as I walked along.
God cares about us so much that He collects all of our tears (Psalm 56:8). He encourages us countless times in His word not to fear, not to give up, and not to despair.
We know you see our struggles and hear our innermost thoughts and fears. Please deliver us from evil and give us hope.
Let us look to you for guidance and lean not on our own understanding. Let us have faith and trust in you and your will for our lives.
Give us the strength to endure and overcome the trials we are facing.
We bind up any suicidal thoughts and pray protection and renewal over our minds.