Watch and Pray With Thanksgiving!
His family and friends were stunned. He was a Godly young man and a role model to all who knew him. He was attending a Bible college, regularly witnessed to others about the Lord, and was the leader of a Bible study. So, it came as a complete shock when one morning his parents discovered that he had taken his own life. The only clue to why he had done this was a suicide note explaining that because he was unable to conquer a certain sin, he had decided to end his life.
This young man was extremely sincere about his walk with the Lord. He was very mindful of the temptations in his life, but he did not have a Biblical focus in his watching. He focused on his inward failures, which caused him to experience great depression and defeat. If he had used his temptations and failures as motivation to look upward at Christ and to cry out to God for His powerful grace, he could have received hope, strength, and forgiveness instead of being overcome with discouragement.