Life is Good! DON’T GIVE UP
By Joseph C. Ibekwe
Truly, life is good. God made it good; even very good. This is a fact. Regrettably, this good life is not a reality in many people’s experience, I don’t know about you. Perhaps you are going through challenging times in your life at the moment. May be you are carrying some sickness in your body and you urgently need healing. Perhaps you don’t have a job and therefore don’t have money to pay your basic bills. In fact many of your friends and family may have written you off; you’ve lost your dignity, and you don’t know what next to do. Perhaps your child is sick and you don’t have money for medicines and hospital bills. Your marriage is possibly at the verge of collapse: your husband is about to throw you out; you have no money and no immediate place of refuge; you are ashamed, you need help, but you don’t know where to get it.
Perhaps you are afraid. Something is haunting you. Your mind is harassed. There is no peace. On the outside, you look cool, prim and impressive: everyone thinks all is well with you; but deep inside, you are lonely. Each day you look out into the distance, all you see is hopelessness. You wonder, ‘where can I find some help?’ You hide, and you are ashamed of yourself. You feel like committing suicide. In fact, something tells you to end your life. It says “It’s no use to live again. Take your life”.
I forbid you! I say, don’t give up. There is help. Jesus Christ is here. He is here to help you. Yes, He is here to comfort you. He knows what you are going through. He understands your situation. He cares about you. He wants you to know that all can be well. He asked me to tell you, “You can smile again. You can enjoy the good life”.
But you must give Him the chance to help you. He can’t force Himself to help you. It pains Him to see you suffer again what he had suffered for you. By His death on the cross, he paid the price for your sin and sins. By His resurrection from the dead, he defeated death for you. He rose from the dead to give you power to live above sin, sickness and poverty.
Because Jesus is alive today, you can enjoy the good life. You can receive Him today as your Lord and saviour. Just put your faith in His name, “…for there is none other name given under heaven among men, whereby we must be saved” (Acts 4:12). If you accept Jesus, you are saved; if you reject Him, you are unsafe.
If you want this good life, pray this prayer: “Dear God, I believe in my heart that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. I believe He came in the flesh and died on the Cross because of my sin. I believe He rose from the dead to set me free from sin, sickness and the power of Satan. I confess Jesus Christ as my Lord and Saviour. I receive the good life today. I am blessed! Thank you Father, for saving me. In Jesus name I pray. Amen!
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