God has plan for your life.
Before the creation of the world, God saw you clearly as you are now. He saw your past, your present and your future, including your potential future, the future that He desired for you and still desires for you.
Ephesians 1:5 (TLB) His unchanging plan has always been to adopt us into his own family by sending Jesus Christ to die for us. And he did this because he wanted to!
Ephesians 1:5 (NKJV) having predestined us to adoption as sons by Jesus Christ to Himself, according to the good pleasure of His will..
God’s plans for your life are always for your good.
Jeremiah 29:11 (NKJV) For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the LORD, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.
If you have put your life in the loving hands of God by trusting in Jesus Christ, His Son, you can be assured that you are His dearly loved child and a highly valued member of the royal family of heaven.
If you have not yet put your life in the hands of the One who will always love you, you can hear His voice calling you now, probably not with your natural ears but in your spirit as you read the words of God from the Bible.
John 14:6 (NLT) Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.
It is clear that this world is a mess and God did not mess it up. Why do we need locked doors, police forces and security alarms? It is not to protect us from God but from our fellow human beings.
If your heart is broken, think how God must feel. He created you and me to be His children. If your children have every turned away from you or ignored you for years at a time, you may have some idea what it feels to be rejected by someone you love.
God has prepared a home in heaven for His children but He will not allow anyone in who does not belong there.
1 Corinthians 2:9 (NLT) That is what the Scriptures mean when they say, “No eye has seen, no ear has heard, and no mind has imagined what God has prepared for those who love him.”
God wants to share His love with sons and daughters who really love and appreciate Him. If he let anyone else into heaven, it would no longer be heaven.
In the beginning, the angels of God all loved and served their creator who loved them. God did not create hell for you and me but for the devil and his followers, the rebels who enjoyed heaven, who knew God and all His goodness but preferred their own way. The devil cannot come back to God. He rebelled with his eyes open and he can only look forward to eternal punishment.
Matthew 25:41 (NLT) “Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.
But we can choose. God has made a way for us to return to our Father in heaven.
John 3:16 (NLT) “For God loved the world so much that he gave his one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in him will not perish but have eternal life.
If you are not certain of your relationship with God, you can ask Him to help you now. If He sent His son to die for you, will He not answer your call and help you find your way home?
Matthew 11:28-29 (NLT) Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.