There is an exact day, hour, minute, and second when the Lord Jesus will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God to take us home to be with Him. Every opportunity we have to serve and live for Him here will be over. This will be our zero hour.
The reality is that suicide, depression, and mental illness are subjects the church should address. If we truly have a heart for the least of these, then we must be sensitive to every opportunity around us to share the hope and peace that can be found in Jesus.
While followers of Jesus here in the west have enjoyed relative peace and safety from persecution over the years, one must look at the realities of the world today and ask the following question: Would I be able to stand firm for Jesus in the face of persecution?