Though there are “bad” things happening all the time, and we hear about it incessantly through every source of media, for several years I have chosen to try to see something good each day.
I usually see it in natural things.
Like frost on top of my husband’s car, (he took this picture this morning.)
the moon in a blue sky, (I took this one this afternoon)
the beautiful colors of the setting sun,
Or the sound of frogs singing in the night.
What I’m trying to say is though there is a lot of bad in the world, there is a lot of good and beautiful things too. And I have found that the good outweighs the bad. I have also found that God is with us, no matter what. In my own experience I know that when I’m going through a trial God is holding me in His arms, if I lean in, He hugs me tighter.
If you know what I’m talking about, then you have a precious gift.
If you don’t, then I’m sorry for you.
Life it too short to dwell only on the bad, especially when there is something good offered.
Like a relationship with Jesus Christ.
God loves you and wants you to enjoy the life of peace and joy He offers.
“For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life” (John 3:16).
Being at peace with God doesn’t come naturally. Because of our sin we are separated from Him. God is holy and we can’t measure up to His perfect and holy standard.
“For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23)
But God loves us so much He provided a way to close the gap of separation between you and Him. When Jesus Christ died on the cross and rose from the grave, He paid the penalty for your sin.
“‘He Himself bore our sins’ in His body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by His wounds you have been healed’” (1 Peter 2:24)
You cross the gap of separation into God’s arms, into His family, when you accept Jesus Christ’s free gift of salvation.
“But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God” (John 1:12)
To receive Christ, you need to do four things.
- admit you are a sinner
- ask God for forgiveness and turn away from your sins
- believe that Jesus Christ died for you on the cross
- receive Jesus Christ into your heart and life
There’s a verse in the Bible that states, “Whoever calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved.” (Romans 10:13)
Talk to God today and make a change for a better life.