Dorcas, you have no idea how big the smile on my face is as that entire Psalm was the Psalm my grandpa spoke over and over!! I have had two other occasions to remember this and the peace and unspeakable joy it gives is just that, unspeakable! God is so good!
There are doctrines of men floating around out there which hint that as long as a person is saved they can murder themselves and immediately be ushered into paradise. States are getting wind of this and passing laws so that whoever feels like dying may hire a doctor to end their life. This is similar to a self-abortion.
If a prominent Christian leader were to ever get even close to this teaching, imagine what devils would come flying up from the pit.
I guess one might ask if God is ruler over your life the the second of conception through the exhaled last breath or is there some point at which man can/should control it?
We watched my grandfather die a long, excruciating death. Through it all, he continued to remind us that God is God over everything, beginning to end, and we have no business meddling in His affairs, as such. Job and David both spent time lamenting their birth and wishing for death; yet they dared not take their life knowing it was not theirs to take regardless of the circumstances - and they had really good circumstances!!
The door to eugenics is open and the slippery slope slipped upon. God help us when we are "too old to be productive members of society".