We live in a day of hopelessness and despair. It seems everywhere we turn, another story of tragedy and pain. Smiles and laughter seem to be rare. Questions fill our minds. What is life about? Why are we here on this earth? Is there any hope?
Have you ever realized that while you may feel hopeless, empty, even separated from your home, family, or those you love, there is a God Who knows just where you are? He created you in His image with a special purpose. He loves you with an everlasting love.
Although God loves every person, each of us are born with a sin nature. We are sinners by birth and sinners by choice.
God’s Word tells us that, “As it is written, There is none righteous, no, not one” (Romans 3:10). All of mankind is lost in sin. “For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). Our sin separates us from God.
Our sin must be paid for. The awful consequence of your sin is separation from God forever in the place the Bible calls Hell. Of course, Hell was not created for mankind, but because of our willful rebellion against God, we are condemned to die and spend eternity without Christ.
“He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God” (John 3:18).
God’s Word says in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son.” God loves you so much that He sent His sinless Son, the Lord Jesus Christ, from Heaven to be born of woman and be “in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin” (Hebrews 4:15).
“But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.” (Romans 5:8).
Jesus Christ, God’s sinless Lamb, suffered our death on the cross, paying our sin debt in full. Christ took the punishment we deserve. He died, was buried, rose on the third day, is alive, and is seated at the right hand of God the Father.
Each person must personally pray and receive Christ by faith as Saviour. Just praying a prayer cannot save a person–only repentance and faith in Jesus Christ can save. Speak out from your heart to Him for salvation.
“That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved” (Romans 10:9).
If you do not know how to pray, you can speak to God from your heart something like this:
Dear Lord Jesus, I know that I am a sinner separated from You. I deserve to die and spend eternity in the place called Hell. I believe that You died for me and I trust You now as my personal Saviour. I ask You to forgive my sin and come into my life. I trust You for my salvation. Help me to live for You. In the name of Jesus, Amen.
God promises in Romans 10:13, “For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.” God always keeps His promises.
If you have trusted Him as your Saviour, He lives inside you at this moment. God promises in Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”
The Psalmist says three times in Psalm 42, “Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted in me? hope thou in God.” He alone is our Hope and our Refuge. Our hope is found, not in some temporal pleasure, but in the Person of Jesus Christ.
Even in troubled times, we can know the peace of God. We can know that He is with us and will carry us through unto the day we meet Him face to face.
If you have trusted the Lord Jesus Christ as your personal Saviour after reading this, please contact us to let us know. We would be excited to hear from you. If there is any way we may help you or your family, please allow us the honor of speaking to you.