Better Off Dead

In 1985, a movie was released called Better Off Dead. It was a comedy about a teenage boy whose girlfriend had just broken up with him, and he tried many times to end his own life. Back then when I was a teenager myself in 1985, it seemed like a good movie.

However, real life is different.

Recently, watching my mother struggle near the end of her life, I have thought a lot about death.

Why are we afraid to die? Won’t we, as Christians, be better off dead?

Paul said in Philippians 1:21, “For me to live is Christ and to die is gain.” He said he would be better off dead. He wasn’t being suicidal and neither am I.

I just know how hard it is to live in this world and am ready for Jesus to come back!

I was speaking with someone earlier this week whose mother died not too long ago. We spoke of how people deal with death. He said it is easier said than done since we are not standing at death’s door.

While I agree, my reply was still, either you believe God’s promises or you don’t. There is no in between.

There are times my faith is weaker than other times, but I KNOW, like the old hymn says, in Whom I have believed and am persuaded that HE IS ABLE. He will keep His promises and I know I’ll be…

better off dead.

Better Off Dead 1985

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