What are reasons to live?

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What are reasons to live?



When you feel very tired, empty, hopeless, darkness… full of your mind, what are reasons to live?


I asked a friend of mine this very question once. (I’ve asked it a lot of times while I was walking in sin). Her reply really made me think. She asked me who I loved most in my immediate family. I told her “my big brother”. She said, “Okay. Let’s say your big brother commits suicide.” After I got done gasping and staring at her, she said “What would that do to you?”

I thought about it for a bit, and said “I’d be furious with him! How dare he do this to say life isn’t worth it! What a terrible message!” Then I got it. Life is not just for ME.

This life, as a Christian, is for God. A person much more important than my big brother! So that’s starting at the far end of hopelessness.

The last thing on that same idea is this: there are people who will help if you become (or anyone becomes) suicidal. I used them frequently during my darkest years and they helped. These are not Christians as a group, just worldly folk. Even they care enough to put much effort into saving people’s lives. National Suicide Prevention Lifeline
Call 1-800-273-8255
Available 24 hours everyday

Now, to get to the lesser (not as extreme) parts of hopelessness: frankly, other than the obvious beauty of nature, goodness of friendship, and love of family, there is not much. Sure, one can get a certain type of satisfaction out of the rewards of this world. But as anyone who is struggling with this knows: none of that matters.

I would highly recommend skipping the worldly help and going straight to the Bible. Not a church. The Bible. Read it. Find out how incredibly important you are in God’s creation! Find out we are not just amoebas who have “evolved” into random things that are INCREDIBLE called thinking human beings! You are made in God’s image. To stamp that out or say it is no good is wrong. However, to be hopeless is far from a lost cause. My hopelessness in my own strength is actually what tilled the soil of my heart for salvation! It was only when I gave up thinking I could “do it all by myself” that I became open to giving God my whole life and entire being. And wow, that made the biggest difference of everything else in my life combined!

Will pray for you. Great question as you are SO not alone in this place.


Thank you for your sincere response. Life is not easy, even I can read the Bible, I can listen to the sermon, I can pray. When some negative thoughts come, feel the struggle in heart really. Even I know some voices are from Satan, but still hard by my self to go through this kind of harsh time.

I know God is the final reason why to live for me. I am his child, He created me in his love, I am blessed, all things and all people surround me are from God, through them God has a good purpose for me. But it’s still hard for me to go through a difficult time. In this kind of period, I really know I need help, I need prayer for me to battle in the spirit world.

If someone has the same experience as me, don’t be shy to ask prayer support from Christian friends and find help.


I have good news on that one!

James 4:7 New American Standard Bible (NASB)
7 Submit therefore to God. Resist the devil and he will flee from you.

That battle is ultimately Christ’s, not ours. We, as saved Christians cannot be overtaken by evil.


Romans 8:37-39
37 But in all these things we overwhelmingly conquer through Him who loved us. 38 For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, 39 nor height, nor depth, nor any other created thing, will be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

In fact, the whole chapter of Romans 8 is about Deliverance from Bondage and Our Victory in Christ.

Will most DEFINITELY pray for you, sister @Phoebe


Whenever I feel these emotions, I try to remind what God gave me already. For instance, I can open my eyes every morning, breathe by myself , see beautiful sky and walk with my strong legs…


The last year in high school, I fell into light depression. It is the year right before I became a Christian.
I started to ask my self: who am I and what is the purpose of my life? No answer and don’t know where I could find the answer. And the first time I started to have the thought: I don’t want to live.

Looking back, it sounds like a sad story. We are living in a world that many people lost the meaning of their life. It’s so sad. When you feel no reason to live, there are two reasons to live. One is that someone loves you. The other one is that you can love someone that needs love.

God called me at the darkest moment through His servants. After becoming a Christian, life is filled with hope even in difficulties. What are reasons to live? So many. Love and Beauty. To have a family based on Faith. To preach gospel to the ends of the earth. To fulfill His’s will on earth and build His kingdom. To raise many many kids and help them to like Faith ancestors etc…


To glorify God. I think this is the only reason.


Thank you for your precious response, touched by the reasons, “To fulfill His’s will on earth and build His kingdom. To raise many many kids and help them to like Faith ancestors…”


Whenever I feel very tired, I usually go back to my mother’s side and do nothing but accompany her.Through living with her for a short time, I can feel that there are many people I love and who love me in this world. It is this love that makes me have the courage and motivation to live seriously.I suppose that the consolation we receive from humen has this healing power, not to mention the love from the Lord.Love is what keeps me alive.


The reason to live is to receive love from God, and share the love with others.