When voices of doubt, fear, worry, and condemnation start speaking to you, sometimes the best way to silence them is with death.
I have had the experience of feeling low and being unable to get out of a frustrated state of mind. This is where the devil is at his best. Speaking a stream of half-truths designed to bring your focus on to the things that get you down – especially those out of your control.
At times I have in that moment remembered that I will die. Indeed, I could die that very night. What would matter then? How many of these worries would remain? Would it make sense to spend my last hours fretting over my shortcomings and challenges?
At that the spell is broken. “Beating death by death” is real on multiple levels.