Jesus Is the Answer

Why me? How will I get through this? What is wrong with me?

In a world full of so many questions, it seems impossible to have all the answers. But that’s exactly who Jesus is: the answer.

Jesus came to this earth to rescue us from a world full of sin, obstacles and suffering. Essentially, He was God’s answer to all the questions we deal with. Since He is holy and all-knowing, Jesus can see the future when we can’t. Whatever we’re facing, whatever the issue is, He already knows and can guide us through it.

That doesn’t mean we won’t have troubles in this world or wonder why bad things happen. But it does mean we have Someone to turn to in the midst of it. Another name for Jesus is Emmanuel, which means “God with us,” and He is with us always—even during the hard times. His presence in our lives can make a huge difference in how we see the problems before us and how we handle them, being confident of His love for us no matter what.

It’s because of that unconditional love that Christ even gave up His life for us—then defeated death by rising again—so that we can live life to the fullest and someday spend eternity with Him away from all the problems of this world.

As questions race through your head today, keep your focus on Jesus Christ, who is God in human flesh and the ultimate answer. As the Bible puts it, “In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths” (Proverbs 3:6).

These promises are meant for you today. Read the following truths to see how you can have a relationship with Jesus, who wants to be with you every step of the way.

Will you let Jesus be your answer?


Step 1 – God loves you and has a plan for you!

The Bible says, “God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life” (John 3:16). Jesus said, “I came that they may have life and have it abundantly”—a complete life full of purpose (John 10:10). But here’s the problem:

Step 2 – People are sinful and separated from God.

We have all done, thought or said bad things, which the Bible calls “sin.” The Bible says, “All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God” (Romans 3:23). The result of sin is death, spiritual separation from God (Romans 6:23). The good news?

Step 3 – God sent His Son to die for your sins!

Jesus died in our place so we could have a relationship with God and be with Him forever. “God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us” (Romans 5:8). But it didn’t end with His death on the cross. He rose again and still lives! “Christ died for our sins. … He was buried. … He was raised on the third day, according to the Scriptures” (1 Corinthians 15:3-4). Jesus is the only way to God. Jesus said, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father, but through Me” (John 14:6).

Step 4 – Would you like to receive God’s forgiveness?

We can’t earn salvation; we are saved by God’s grace when we have faith in His Son, Jesus Christ. All you have to do is believe you are a sinner, that Christ died for your sins, and ask His forgiveness. Then turn from your sins—that’s called repentance. Jesus Christ knows you and loves you. What matters to Him is the attitude of your heart, your honesty. We suggest praying the following prayer to accept Christ as your Savior:

"Dear God, I know I’m a sinner, and I ask for your forgiveness. I believe Jesus Christ is Your Son. I believe that He died for my sin and that you raised Him to life. I want to trust Him as my Savior and follow Him as Lord, from this day forward. Guide my life and help me to do your will. I pray this in the name of Jesus. Amen."

Did you pray this prayer?