Where Does Hope Come From?
When things went wrong in my life, I used to feel hopeless. And if I didn’t have my life under control, it was easy to feel anxious, too. A life without hope is a terrible thing. With nothing to hold on to for support when things went wrong, it was easy to spiral out of control. But when I put my trust in God, everything changed. He promises us all hope in the Bible! “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (1 Peter 1:3).
Why does God want to give us hope?
All of Us Have Done, Said or Thought Things That Are Wrong.
This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.
The Bible says “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says “The wages of sin is death.”
The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,
God Sent His Only Son Jesus Christ to Die for Our Sins.
Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. “God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us.”
Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life — of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.
Jesus said “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me.”
God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. “As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name.” You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.
Would You Like to Receive God’s Forgiveness?
If you want to accept Christ as your Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:
I believe you are the Son of God.
Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins.
Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life.
I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always.”
Did you pray this prayer?