Admit that You are a Sinner
You are broken and sinful and have no ability to be right in God’s eyes.
First, the reason we deal with loneliness, lack of peace, emptiness and questions about God is that our relationship with God has been broken by something called sin. None of us like to admit that we sin, but the Bible says all have sinned and fall short of God’s standard of perfection We are all sinners by nature; that means no one had to teach us to sin.
Romans 3:23 “For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God”
Our sin has separated us from a personal relationship with God. The Bible says that this separation is a kind of death because it keeps us from living the kind of abundantly joyful life we were designed to live (Romans 6:23). That separation from God also means that when we die, we will be separated from God for all eternity in hell.
However, when you realize and admit your sin, that is the first step toward true life and experiencing true hope.
Believe in the Death of Jesus for You
Jesus was God and died to defeat your sin for one reason: He loves you.
Because there was no way for us to get to God, Jesus came out of heaven to where we were. God sent His son Jesus to take the penalty for our sins. Even though He lived a perfect life and had never done anything wrong, He was punished as if He had done all the sinful things that we have done. He died in our place so that we could experience hope.
2 Corinthians 5:21 “For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.”
Jesus did not just die, He came back to life from the dead. There have been many spiritual leaders who claimed to have wisdom from God, but Jesus is the only one who died and came back to life. Because Jesus is alive today we can have lasting hope. Every sin, fear, tear, and frustration was defeated by Jesus.
Call Upon Jesus to Save You
Call out to Jesus to forgive your sins and give you eternal life.
How can someone accept this free gift and experience hope? Simply say “Yes,” to Jesus. In other words, ask Him to be your Savior and receive His free gift of salvation.
Romans 10:9-10 “That if you confess with your mouth the Lord Jesus and believe in your heart that God has raised Him from the dead, you will be saved. 10 For with the heart one believes unto righteousness, and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation.”
Asking Jesus to be your Savior means that you are trusting in Him alone. You understand that without Him, you are destined to live a life without true hope and, ultimately, to spend eternity in hell. It means you understand there is nothing you can do to bring hope to your life so you choose instead to place your trust and your life in the life and death of Jesus alone.
When you ask Jesus to be your Savior, He forgives your sin and gives you His righteousness. It’s as if you lived the perfect, sinless life that He lived. Never do you have to worry about punishment, never do you need to worry about the future. When you trust in Jesus you stand perfect before God and your future is forever secured in the what Jesus has already accomplished for you.