Never doubt your worthiness to God–no matter the mess you feel you’ve created. God created you and He loves you. The Gospel affirms God sacrificed Himself to mankind in order that we may believe in this love and follow Him. Some may call faith in God a fairy tale but believers, we know in our hearts that those verbal assaults are spread by people with hardened hearts. They are spreading lies.
Fairy tales only offer momentary gratification–then life continues to hurt. God, in His infinite wisdom, offers everyone an earthly lifetime of hope, joy, and love, no matter the circumstance. By turning your life over to Christ, He will help you through any mess. Christ will get you through the hurt. Understand, Christ is here to help and desires you to hand your mess over to Him. In one quick moment you can receive His love.
Allow your heart to understand that nothing rings truer than this:
Jesus Christ died for all of us!
Romans 8:32 He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all—how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?
Before you were born, before you told your first lie or thought your first greedy thought (we all do-we can’t help ourselves), God had already planned how to redeem sinful souls.
Jesus came to save us.
Read the story of Jesus saving sinful Zacchaeus:
Luke 19:1-10 Jesus entered Jericho and was passing through. A man was there by the name of Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was wealthy. He wanted to see who Jesus was, but because he was short he could not see over the crowd. So he ran ahead and climbed a sycamore-fig tree to see him, since Jesus was coming that way. When Jesus reached the spot, he looked up and said to him, “Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today.”
So he came down at once and welcomed him gladly. All the people saw this and began to mutter, “He has gone to be the guest of a sinner.” But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.” Jesus said to him, “Today salvation has come to this house, because this man, too, is a son of Abraham. For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Zacchaeus was a chief tax collector in the area of Jericho. That may sound like a highly respected and important job, however, at that time tax collectors were known to cheat folks out of their money. The more money they collected above the required tax by law, the more money they tucked away in their own pockets.
So in the eyes of the locals when they heard Jesus, the very man Israel was beginning to believe would save them from Rome, say He would be staying at Zacchaeus’ house–they surely may have doubted Jesus’ intentions.
The locals were clearly wrong.
But the action of Jesus calling out to Zacchaeus changed Zacchaeus’ heart. Zacchaeus immediately states he will change his sinful practices and make good on any wrongdoing he did to others. In that moment when Zacchaeus accepted Jesus, Zacchaeus became redeemed by Jesus.
Friend, you too can instantly be redeemed by Jesus!
Jesus is calling you here and now. The thought of you belonging to His beloved family has always been on His mind. He’s just patiently waiting for you, like Zacchaeus, to allow Him into your home. Your invitation to ask Jesus into your heart is part of Jesus’ divine purpose here on earth–For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.”
Ask Jesus into your life right now. Pray this sinner’s prayer found at Gotquestions.com:
“God, I know that I am a sinner. I know that I deserve the consequences of my sin. However, I am trusting in Jesus Christ as my Savior. I believe that His death and resurrection provided for my forgiveness. I trust in Jesus and Jesus alone as my personal Lord and Savior. Thank you Lord, for saving me and forgiving me! Amen!”
May you forever know the blessing of knowing Jesus Christ, and may 2020 be your turning point in a life for Christ.
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