We are all searching for God. We want to know the purpose of our life and what leads to true fulfillment. We desire to love and be loved. You may be wondering what life is all about, and if there is something more.
Below are truths that can help answer these questions. We invite you to consider them:
You were created for relationship with God
God created you, knows you, and loves you personally. He sees you as his child, and he will never stop loving you.
“See what love the Father has given us, that we should be called children of God; and that is what we are.” (1 John 3:1)
God has good plans for your life
God is love. He is good, and has your best interests at heart. God can be trusted and is constantly working for your good.
"For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)
“We know that all things work together for good for those who love God, who are called according to his purpose.” (Romans 8:28)
Knowing who you are in the eyes of God brings freedom and security. Being in relationship with God is an endless source of love, strength, wisdom, and hope. It is a relationship that brings purpose, direction and help in all areas of our lives.
Sin has broken humanity's relationship with God
The unity of this loving relationship we were created for has been damaged. Something has come between God and us: sin. We have all sinned and turned away from God in the things we have done or failed to do (see Romans 3:23)
“Sin has real consequences. It harms our relationship with God, with others, and with ourselves. It can bring guilt, emptiness, and feeling far from God. As sin severs our relationship with God, it leaves us lost and without hope. Turning away from God is painful, and it causes real suffering (despair, not knowing our value and identity, abuse, selfishness, greed, using others, lying, killing, adultery…).”
Sin can have an even worse consequence. As we have true freedom and can stubbornly choose to resist God's call to repentance, we can lock ourselves into a final and definitive ‘no’ to God’s love–choosing eternal separation from him in hell.