Yes, I said it. Genuine, authentic salvation…as in being saved by Jesus Christ. As I write this I am aware that some may think this message is old news or cliche. But hopefully, I can write this message freshly for anyone that wants to end all the feelings of disappointment and grief that may not have a meaningful relationship with God. Hopefully, I can this message that can lead you to faith in Him so that your annoyance, irritations, or possibly despairing outlook can end. This message is ages old, but it still has profound power that continues to change lives all over the world.
We all try so hard to get it right. But we fail, right? I fail nearly all the time..did you see Day 6 of my sewing frenzy? Fail. But not only in the little things do I fail, but in the good things too, like being kind, honest, fair, patient, etc.
Next, people fail us. They fail you and me ALL THE TIME! Am I right? What do you do when someone fails you? How do you react? Are you the kind person you think you are?
Personally, I want the pieces to fall together perfectly. I want the reward of perfection, the reward of planning something and seeing it through. I want the rewards of hard work, faithfulness and integrity. I want the esteem and credit. And when it all crumbles or fails I get heartlessly, bummed out, frustrated, and mad at life and people.
Before really walking with God, I suffered through depression, rage, and a even a broken spirit; I have been tempted to go to the dark side a time or two and maybe even have. But coming to genuine faith in Jesus changed all of that.
Simply being alive brings difficulty, pain, and suffering. Everyday challenges create two pathways. One path you can choose is of apathy, bitterness, depression, and/or hopelessness. The other is of faith. Simply put, although we struggle, we persevere!
So here’s the cure to end all earthly woes. Get saved. Except this doesn’t end all the bad stuff life is about. It gives us the ability to endure with strength, integrity, and joy despite the stuff going on in our lives.
Why is this the cure? An example from my life is any day that I am tired, or “fed up,” misunderstood, or feel stuck. I realize that I have been promised heaven -my beginning to eternal bliss with my Creator.
That day may not be my day. But one day, it will be! When things go haywire, the promise of complete perfection is just on the other side. On days where I’m exhausted, I keep my focus on heaven! The promise of heaven works as my anchor of hope. This may sound crazy, but I look forward to that day where I will be in heaven.
Billy Graham says this stuff better than I do.
I realize we are only one breath away from death and life. Everyday we all live right on the cusp of heaven’s perfection, freedom, love, and peace. Do you realize that this promise could be yours if only you believed? All your guilt, bitterness, fears, hatred, hurts, pains, despair, and weariness could be remedied by faith in Jesus—who was sent to save you, bless you, heal you, and give you a hope to live for.
Scriptures say that everyone needs to be born again. We are all born once into the world through man. The second time is through the Spirit of God. Once you are born a second time, you will be born into a new spiritual life that gains you access to the wisdom and knowledge needed to bear the weight of this life. Through this second life (your life with Jesus) you will find true love, resistance to addictions, wisdom, and faith that can move mountains.
Jesus said, come to me my burden is light and my yoke is easy. If you put your faith in Jesus and in the words of the Bible, you too, can understand how our burdens can be lifted by the hope of eternity and faith in Jesus Christ.
If you would like to ask Jesus to be your personal Lord and Savior click the video and Billy Graham can lead you in a short simple prayer.