Do you feel lonely? You are not the only person who feels like that.
Are you afraid too? You are not the only person.
It might feel like you are the only person suffering at the moment. This does not mean that you are not suffering. Feeling like you are the only one is a symptom of the suffering though so if you realise that there are thousands of people in the same situation as you then it helps to know it is not just you. It helps even more if you pray for them as it takes you out of yourself like a third peron view. Things make sense when you do this well.
You are not actually alone and also, you need not be afraid. Let me explain.
I need to help you believe the truth that Jesus is sitting right next to you.
Jesus is love, Jesus is God and God is Spirit. One of the definitions of God is that He is omnipresent i.e. He is everywhere as He is God. He is omnipotent which means He is very powerful and if someone very powerful is on your team then you need not be afraid.
Well lets say why there is a spiritual realm first so we can do the rest.
If your are fortunate enough be clever from birth then you can look up the “Cosmological argument”. This is where a monk with a big beard has sat at a monastry for a long time with big books, candles and scrolls at his desk to figure something out. If Jesus was taken to court then it would be revealed that He is the son of God. This is how we should decide as this how we decide for other people in this world. If it was a fair case then He would be revealed. The devil has tangled up so much of our thinking though e.g. science as a how for now is positive, but the spiritual why is lost to science’s over use. Philosophers debate that theories we base science on now, were not perfect long ago, thus making an domino effect of wrongness. I believe that a spiritual why like loving people shifts the universe like a living organism and leads to the science how of you being happy, like dopamine in your brain.
Or you could consider things like beauty. Do you think that beauty is skin deep. Do you think that beauty is just things like the shape of a pretty woman’s face and when that model gets home she feels empty for being manipulated by that industry. What about the shiny eyes of a slightly more plump black Momma? Or a medium weight very spiritual African lady. Her beauty is the energy and enthusiasm inside her.
A spiritual thing and don’t forget we are dumbed down in some countries. We will see many more tangible spiritual things in third world countries.
Jesus now. We have been using AD Anno Domini in our calendar for 2020 years and before that was BC Before Christ.
Any historian cannot deny the existence of Jesus but then according to C.S Lewis we are left with only three things He could be; bad, sad or divine.
- A tyrant who manipulated people for his own purposes.
- A mad man who was possessed.
- God. Divine.
The bible’s authenticity far out weighs any secular writing of its time. Check out the statistics from a valid source of its historical validity based on the number of copies of itself.
So the historian then reads in the bible that Jesus Christ died a very painful sacrificial death for people He loved. He is not bad then.
2. He was able to rationalize and use logic e.g. He stunned the thinkers of that time with His answers to their difficult questions.
We are left with number three.
Guys, He loves you very much.
Try praying. Praying will work if your heart is true. Genuinely ask for His help. Can you think how true your heart would be if you were in desperate danger e.g. hiding from a violent person. Trying to find help when there is no other way, believing that Jesus is also there in that situation.
“I will never leave you nor forsake you.”
Hebrews 13:5 ESV
Jesus can comfort you. Ask Him in prayer for understanding and find rest in Him.
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 ESV
Maybe you will read this and pray successfully e.g. maybe He will remind you of memories of when it was actually God who kept you alive after overdoses or how He collected your tears in a bottle because of the pain that made you do it.
He loves us unconditionaly no matter how naughty we have been (don’t be naughty, it hurts you) so just pray and mean this:
“Lord Jesus I realise I am a human and I struggle with being naughty. You said in your love letter (the bible), that you would forgive me. Please forgive me and help me to be a better person and love my neighbour. Jesus I believe you are God and that you rose from the dead after the cross where you died for my naughtiness. Please help me to cuddle up to you in your warm powerful arms. Please I need someone to help me”.
Read and learn the advice from this blog in order to stay a Christian and keep the assurance, purpose and significance this brings to your life in Jesus Christ.
Don’t just taste the gift and fall away like is written in the book of Hebrews. Life would become worse than before you trusted in Christ then. I am not trying to manipulate you. Jesus is saying something to keep you in His love. Check out what it says:
Hebrews 6:4-6 NKJV
once enlightened, and have tasted the heavenly gift, and have become
partakers of the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the good word of God and the powers of the age to come, if they fall away, to renew them againto repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God,
and put Him to an open shame.
to repentance, since they crucify again for themselves the Son of God,
and put Him to an open shame.
So if you make the commitment then make sure you do it with all of your heart.
Maintain your faith by learning your bible. Keeping in contact with true, bible believing and loving warm Christians. Keeping the understanding of the cross of Jesus Christ central in your faith. Find ways to go to a healthy church and ask the Pastor for advice. Say to the Pastor that you have just made the commitment to be a Christian and follow Jesus. Keep praying to Jesus and He will help you.
Knowing Jesus is something very special and is from another world. When you realise that you are loved by Him, the things of this world seem different, distant. You think of eternity in heaven where it is just love. There is nothing else that matters. You realise that there is no greater gift that a human can possess.