The One Thing that Saved Me after My Suicide Attempt

By Steve Austin | faith

Jan 12

Often, I get asked what the one thing is that saved my life, following my suicide attempt. It’s laughable to think there’s some magic pill, but I understand people are looking for something, anything to give them the hope that things will get better.

What saved me? Jesus. 

Now before you close this page, thinking “here’s another religious nut, telling me Jesus fixes everything,” just hear me out. I’m not talking about the shirt and tie Jesus, who shudders when someone says the word “crap”. We often hear that Jesus preached at The Fundamental First Church of the Self-Righteous, but that’s not the One who saved me. As a matter of fact, that image of Jesus held me in bondage for twenty-five years.

If you’ve known dark days, are tired of a picture of Jesus that only brings condemnation, or are just plain weary, join me at Beautiful Between for the rest of this brand-new post.  Just click right here.

If you’re visiting from Beautiful Between, thanks for dropping by! Here’s a few more posts you might want to check out:

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  3. Dingy Socks and Panic Attacks
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About the Author

Steve Austin is an author, speaker, and life coach who is passionate about helping overwhelmed people learn to catch their breath. He is the author of two Amazon bestsellers, "Catching Your Breath," and "From Pastor to a Psych Ward." Steve lives with his wife and two children in Birmingham, Alabama.

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