There is good news today! You don’t have to be overwhelmed by the newspapers’ headlines or even your own problems. God can be with
you today – and every day.
God knows the sense of emptiness we all experience. A great man who had known that emptiness once prayed to God, “Thou hast made us
for Thyself, and the heart of man is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.”
God sees us trying to fill His place in our lives with friends or pleasure or success. But apart from Him there is no lasting satisfaction in even the good things of life. Only the God who made us can meet our deepest needs.
The root of our problem is separation from God. The Bible tells us that long ago men rebelled against God and His design for the
world. And we continue to rebel: “for all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God.” (1)
With man’s rebellion came alienation from God and eventually death: “By one man sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and
so death passed upon all men, for all have sinned,” (2) Without a Savior we face this life and eternity without God.
But the Bible has good news: “God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him should not
perish, but have everlasting life.” (3) Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose again for you. He can free you from the penalty of sin
by bringing you into a life-giving relationship with God.
To know God you must first come to His Son in a personal step of faith. He is waiting for you. Jesus said, “I am the way, the truth,
and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by Me.” (4)
The Lord is “not willing that any should perish, but that all should come to repentance.” (5) Repenting of your sins means that you
are turning from what displeases God to follow Christ. Never be afraid that He will reject you. Jesus said, “Him that cometh to Me I
will in no wise cast out.” (6)
Come to Christ now – just as you are. The Bible promises, “As many as received Him, to them gave He power to become the sons of God,
even to them that believe on His name.” (7) Then you can know Jesus’ promise, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.” (8)
(Adapted from a tract by Brad Stych)
Bible References: (1) Romans 3:23; (2) Romans 5:12; (3) John 3:16; (4)
John 14:6; (5) 2 Peter 3:9; (6) John 6:37; (7) John 1:12; (8) Hebrews
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