Two people I know of, although not personally, had their lives taken by suicide. For the life of me, I could not fathom how one could not at all see hope in their lives, not even a smidgen, to stop themselves from taking their own lives.
Sure, there are times in my own life when I wished that God would take me with Him because this world is so laden with sickness and disease. However, I also realize how critical it is to have God in our lives. If we only had the grace of the Holy Spirit flowing through our hearts regularly, called hope, the spiritual optimism, maybe there would be less suicides in the world.
With hope from the Holy Spirit comes earthly optimism. It helps relive some tension. Especially in those times where even hope cannot carry one beyond the barrier one faces, it has a vital role in the life of the believer. Believers are to be optimistic.
Understanding that our lives do not end at the grave, we are assured that all things work together for the good to those who love God and whom are called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28).
Seek first the kingdom of God has an important task. If we live our lives for God, and not for us, because after all, it is not about us, it will be less difficult to handle the negativity that this sinful world brings us. Just keep plugging along and living your lives according to God's will and for the furtherance of His kingdom and then all your riches will be stored in heaven.
Until my next rant... LOVE ONE ANOTHER!