Money, power and fame do not make a person happy. Even if one is materially rich, one is often not emotionally happy. There have been a few suicides reported in the news recently.

  • Fashion icon Kate Spade took her own life. She was 55.
  • Inés Zorreguieta, the younger sister of Queen Maxima of the Netherlands, took her own life. She was 33.
  • US celebrity chef and television personality Anthony Bourdain was found dead in his hotel room, of an apparent suicide. He was 61.
  • Swedish musician Avicii took his own life. He was 28.

It is clear that none of the celebrities mentioned above believe in God. If they had, they would not have killed themselves.

And now you will understand that your own ending of the body’s life is a serious offence, that you commit a sin, that you act in advance of My love and mercy and don’t utilise the opportunities which were offered to your soul to reach perfection. (The Word of God, Proclamation 6005)

According to a statement released by Avicii’s family, “He really struggled with thoughts about Meaning, Life, Happiness. He could not go on any longer. He wanted to find peace.” Sadly, Avicii will not find peace in the afterlife.

The human being is unable to end his adversity by his intervention, he will have to continue suffering because of it, he will not be able to escape his distress, and that is why the soul will suffer inexpressibly in the kingdom of the beyond, until it can master it in the same way as it should have done on earth, until it takes refuge in the One Who is Lord over suffering and adversity, because He is the victor over sin and death. (The Word of God, Proclamation 6005)

In June 2013, John Littig, 47, and Lynne Rosen, 45, committed double suicide in their New York home. The couple had co-hosted a self-help radio show called “The Pursuit of Happiness”. Apparently, they could not find happiness on their own.

There is a meaning to this life. There is a reason why we are put on this earth. We are here to pass the final test and to return to the Father. Whenever we are in distress and need help, we should call upon Yeshua.

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. (Matthew 11:28)

I will truly help everyone, even in utmost adversity, which is instantly lessened when the person just thinks of Me, when he just calls upon Me for help. And adversity is, after all, only a means of directing your thoughts towards Me, so that you then will also be able to gain success from your earthly life. (The Word of God, Proclamation 6005)

This life is not the be-all and end-all. Our words and deeds on earth will determine where we will be in the afterlife.

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