Are you having trouble staying ahead of your bills? Does the commute to work each day leave you feeling stressed out? Have you gotten some not-so-good news from your primary care giver? Are you struggling to balance a job and keep up your grades at school? Is your marriage strained and you don’t know what to do? Do you find yourself turning to alcohol or other substances to “get away from it all” for awhile?
If you are tired and worn out, you’re not alone. Most people in our world today are stressed to the max. Coping with all of the trouble and pressures is difficult. Add to all of this the fact that most of us are also feeling guilty because we know we haven’t done what we need to and our conscience bothers us. That’s where we have some good news to share with you. Jesus Christ is the Son of God and Savior of the world. What he saved us from was the guilt for all the wrongs we have done. Our conscience bothers us because we inherently know that there is a God who is not pleased when we don’t live an upright life. What our heart and mind don’t tell us is what God revealed to us in his Word, the Bible. There he shared how much he loves us despite all our failures. In fact, he loves us so much that he made a plan that his Son, Jesus, would suffer for our sins, instead of us. Then he counted Jesus’ perfect life as ours and rewards us with eternal life.
That’s the peace in our hearts that we need. Once we have that peace we can start to deal with all the other stressors in life. We’d like to share so much more with you. Come and join us to hear this message every Sunday. Or just give us a call and make an appointment to learn more. God’s salvation is there for you today. Come and have real peace.
Pastor Joel Petermann