Suicidal thoughts overcome through prayer

First published online in The Herald of Christian Science, Indonesian Edition.

This passage from the Bible has meant a lot to me and still speaks to my heart: “Having therefore obtained help of God, I continue unto this day, witnessing both to small and great, saying none other things than those which the prophets and Moses did say should come” (Acts 26:22). I’ve experienced in my own life that even in the most difficult situation we can get help from God and feel God’s presence as our strength and safety. 

I attended Christian Science Sunday School throughout my childhood. Now that I am married, my wife and I continue to study Christian Science. Although we live far away from church, we faithfully attend the service every Sunday. This regular attendance has strengthened my understanding of Truth and Life as taught in Christian Science. And this understanding has enabled me to turn to God in prayer with confidence to overcome problems that may come my way. 

The promotion program in the company where I have been working required me to pursue a master’s degree while still doing my regular job. This proved to be quite a challenge. I could not handle the many tasks that were my responsibility, and the backlog of work grew greater every day. On top of that, I had to finish my thesis in order to present it to the board of directors by a certain deadline. For months I had to juggle my studies and my job, and this caused me to feel burdened and depressed. I felt weak, confused, and worried, and appeared to have a mental breakdown. 

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