Monday, September 5, 2022

The Life-or-Death Choice

“The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy. I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10 NKJV)

According to a report by the American Psychological Association, 91% of Generation Z (those born within the period from 1997 to 2012) have high levels of anxiety and stress.

I think one of the reasons that things are harder for Generation Z is that many in this generation come from broken homes. In addition, violence has escalated and, of course, social media amplifies everything and has changed things dramatically.

One-third of those in Generation Z also struggle with suicidal thoughts. To those who have contemplated or even attempted suicide, I want you to know this: You are loved. You’re loved by more people than you could ever imagine. You are wanted. And God has a special plan for your life. You matter, and we need you.

Whatever you’re going through, you’ll get through it. Don’t ever let the devil whisper in your ear that you should take your life. The Bible says that the devil is a liar, the father of lies (see John 8:44). Jesus said, speaking about Satan, “The thief does not come except to steal, and to kill, and to destroy” (John 10:10 NKJV).

In contrast, Jesus also said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly” (verse 10 NKJV ). You have a choice: life in a relationship with God or death outside of a relationship with God.

I don’t know the trajectory of your life today or what decisions you have made. But it’s never too late to change. It’s not a matter of changing the way you feel. You need to change the way you think.

Would you like to have a fresh start right here, right now? If you turn from your sin and put your faith in Jesus, He will come into your life and change your eternal destination from Hell to Heaven. He can change the course of your life, starting today.

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