Lance wrote to tell me that though he grew up in the church, he hasn’t been in many years. His faith is shattered. He suffers from a serious disability. And, because of his selfish and promiscuous life he doesn’t think his marriage is going to survive. His cheating led to a little girl and he can’t forgive himself. Now he is drinking too much, ashamed and depressed. He writes, “This is too much to bear…Need God in my life and someone to talk to.”
How many are there who feel like Lance?
Honest, humble, penitent confession is the first step in coming back to the Lord. He always loves you and always will, no matter what you may have done. You can trust Him to forgive you for any and everything. That’s who He is and that is what the cross of Jesus was all about!
Find a congregation of God’s people that will receive you with God’s love. We will talk with you and pray for you.
Only with God can we possibly survive this evil world. With Him there is strength, guidance, peace, joy, love and hope. When you give yourself to Him in faith, He can begin to put things back together again, piece by piece, day by day, year by year until He brings us all home where there is no pain, sorrow or death but everything is new.
God can do that for YOU!
“Let the wicked forsake his way, And the unrighteous man his thoughts; Let him return to the LORD, And He will have mercy on him; And to our God, For He will abundantly pardon” (Isaiah 55:7).
Robert Dodson is the Preaching Minister for the Northwest Church of Christ.
6059 Azle Avenue
Fort Worth, TX 76135