Do you have feelings of loneliness, or a sense of guilt and fear deep inside your heart? Do you wonder about the purpose of your life? Many people are trying to find the answer to these feelings. You may find entertainments or other activities that may relieve you of these feelings for a short time, then they return, perhaps stronger than ever before.
In the beginning God’s creation was perfect. Man had no problems until the devil came and enticed him to disobey God. He fell into sin and he was no longer perfect. Ever since that time all humanity has been sinful.
Can you relate to this fall? When you were a child, God was not keeping track of your sins but was forgiving you for Jesus’ sake. As you matured these things began to change and you started to have guilty feelings. What happened? God was letting you feel the guilt of your sins. No longer was the blood of Jesus covering your sins. God was saying, “You are now responsible for what you are doing.” If you have not accepted Jesus as your Savior, you are still carrying a burden of guilt.
What can you do to change these feelings of guilt? You cannot pay for your sins no matter how many good deeds you do. In God’s eyes you are still a sinner. God cannot tolerate sin. Sin separates us from God (see Isaiah 59:2).
Now here is the beautiful and simple plan God has to help you. Jesus, God’s sinless and perfect Son came to bring this plan. He took our sins upon Himself and died on the cross, paying the price that was demanded for our sins. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus we can have salvation today. Jesus invites us to come to him with the burden of sin.
God wants to help you. He will forgive you when you are willing to admit that you are a sinner and call on Him to help. All your efforts and good intentions cannot cleanse you from sin. There is only one way you can be cleansed from your sins and that is by having the blood of Jesus Christ applied to your heart.
When you have been cleansed by the blood of Christ, you will realize that you could not change your life by your own power. You must believe that God has the wisdom and keeping power for your life. If you come to God with all your heart, forsake your sins and follow in obedience, He will do what is best for you. This is faith—trusting God completely with your life. Once you have given all to God, the peace that you receive in your heart will be the evidence that He has forgiven you.
The forgiveness you receive from God will make you FREE; free with the sweet confidence that now you are a child of God, made perfect by the blood of Jesus Christ. A new purpose is born that will enable you to overcome feelings of fear and emptiness.