God loves you and wants you to know Him so He can fill you with peace and give you abundant life forever. The Bible says in Romans 5:1, “Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” Jesus Himself says: “I have come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly” (John 10:10). Since God planned for us to have peace and abundant life right now, why are so many people hurting or angry inside?
The problem is separation from God. God created us in His own image so we can know Him personally and have a joy-filled life. He did not make us as robots to automatically love and obey Him, but gave us a will and a freedom of choice. Since the beginning of time, we have chosen to disobey God and go our own willful way. We still make this choice today. This results in separation from God and ends in misery.
The Bible tells us that all of us have sinned and fallen short of God’s plan of righteousness (Romans 3:23). The result of unforgiven sin is death. But God’s gift is eternal life given by Jesus Christ our Lord (Romans 6:23). Scripture also tells us that disobeying God results in being separated from Him. Our attempts can never unite us with God. Through the ages, people have tried many ways to bridge this gap and reach God but without success.
There is only one way to reach God and that is through His Son, Jesus Christ. Jesus proclaims this in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No man comes to the Father, but by me.”
Jesus is the only answer to this problem. He is the only One who can bring us back to God. He died on the Cross and rose from the grave, paying the penalty for our sin and bridging the gap between God and humanity.
God has provided the only way. We must make the choice.
We must trust Jesus Christ to forgive our sins and determine to obey Him for the rest of our lives. That way, we can know God and find peace and live the abundant life He wants for us.