If you are in immediate physical danger or thinking of suicidal plans, please call 911 immediately. Please tell the 911 operator “I am in physical danger” or “I am thinking of suicidal plans and I need help immediately.” Give the 911 operator your physical address and remain on the phone until help arrives for you.
PROBLEMS ARE TEMPORARY BUT SUICIDE IS ETERNAL!!!
Persons who are thinking of suicidal plans are very close to commiting suicide and need immediate help. If you are thinking of suicidal plans, you need others to help you now, so please do not hesitate to call 911.
First Baptist Church provides pastoral counseling and relief, but we cannot provide rescue services.
We do provide a number of resources to help individuals struggling with difficult circumstances. We understand that life is complicated and painful at times, and it’s okay to ask for help. Any and all help we provide to you will be kept in the strictest respect and confidentiality.
Suicide and Crisis Center (24 hrs)
“‘For I know the plans I have for you’ declairs the Lord, ‘plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on Me and come and pray to Me, and I will listen to you. You will seek Me and find Me when you seek Me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:11-13 NIV)
“Be strong and of good courage, do not fear nor be afraid of them, for the Lord your God, He is the One Who goes with you. He will not leave you nor forsake you.” (Deuteronomy 31:6, NKJV)
“My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, for length of days and years of life and peace they will add to you. Let not steadfast love and faithfulness forsake you; bind them around your neck; write them on the tablet of your heart. So you will find favor and good success in the sight of God and man. Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him and He will make straight your paths.” (Prov. 3:5-6, NIV)
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.” (Matt. 11:28, NIV)
“My heart has heard You say, ‘Come and talk with Me.’ And my heart responds, ‘Lord, I am coming.’ Wait patiently for the Lord. Be brave and courageous. Yes, wait patiently for the Lord.” (Psalm 27:8,14, NLT)
“Be of good courage, and He shall strengthen your heart, all you who hope in the Lord.” (Psalm 31:24, NKJV)
“Cast your burden upon the Lord and He will sustain you; He will never allow the righteous to be shaken.” (Psalm 55:22, NAST)
“No one can serve two masters. For you will hate one and love the other; you will be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food and drink, or enough clothes to wear. Isn’t life more than food, and your body more than clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren’t you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? And why worry about your clothing? Look at the lilies of the field and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, He will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith? So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.” (Matthew 6:24-34, NLT)
“The Lord is near. Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God, And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus. Finally…whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable-if anything is admirable or praiseworthy-think about such things. Whatever you have learned or received…put into practice. And the God of peace will be with you.” (Philippians 4:5-9, NIV)
“Do you want more and more of God’s kindness and peace? Then learn to know Him better and better. For as you know Him better, He will give you, through His great power, everything you need for living a truly good life: He even shares His own glory and His own goodness with us!” (2 Peter 1:2-3, LB)
“I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,…that He would grant you, according to the riches of His glory, to be strengthened with might through His Spirit in the inner man, that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith; that you, being rooted and grounded in Love, may be able to comprehend…what is the width and length and depth and height – to know the Love of Christ which passes knowledge; that you may be filled with all the fullness of God. Now to Him who is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think, according to the power that works in us, to Him be the glory in the church by Christ Jesus throughout all ages, world without end.” (Ephesians 3:14-21, NKJV)
“Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.” (2 Cor. 5:17, NIV)
“Casting all your anxieties on Him because He cares for you.”
(I Peter 5:7, NIV)
“God is our refuge and strength, a very present (abundantly available) help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear…the Lord of hosts is with us.” (Psalm 46:1-2,7, NKJV)
“Be still and know that I am God.” (Psalm 46:10, NKJV)
“The Lord is gracious and full of compassion, slow to anger and great in mercy. The Lord is good to all and His tender mercies are over all His works. The Lord upholds all who fall and raises up all those who are bowed down. He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him; He will also hear their cry and save them.” (Psalm 145:8-9,14,19, NKJV)
If you need professional counseling or psychiatric help, please call Healing Through Hope Christian Counseling Clinic that has a referral service at the following number: 1-432-238-1239.
If you need pastoral counseling please call our Pastor Philip Riegel at: 432-336-3307.