Why doesn’t God keep every believer from committing every sin, every bad choice? Answer: Free will. Freedom of choice is a very serious responsibility. God chose to give us free will—not make us robots with no option to sin.
Suicide can be a stark reminder to the rest of us that even believers can walk so far from God that they make very bad decisions. Beware.
When our faith is scraping bottom that is not the time to be making big decisions! When feelings are riding high like the waves of the sea, bad choices can flood the mind.
A believer finally arrives at the end zone of suicide only after a lengthy journey. It did not happen overnight. Failure in the Christian is always a slow leak, never a blow out. It may be the consequences of: wrong friends, drugs, away from God’s powerful teaching, daily Bible reading and talking things over with God.
“So then faith cometh by hearing and hearing by the word of God” (Roman 10.17). The Word will keep us from sin or sin will keep us from the Word.
The Bible tells us that “there is a sin unto death.” (1 Jn 5.16). We can get so far from God that death can occur by our own hand or others. This is a fallen, sinful world. Our mind, our emotions are affected. Full release will not occur until we get our glorified bodies. This world is not heaven!
God offers the believer adequate grace and resources (1 Cor 10.13) but sadly a few free wills refuse them to their detriment. . . . . man’s choice. Let us learn from their mistakes.