What are you hoping for? Is it a house? A great job? Healing? Hope is the thing that gets you through tough times. It's like shifting your car into a lower gear when you're going up a mountain. But maybe you have put your hope in something and had it dashed to pieces, leaving you hopeless. The temptation is to give up on your dreams altogether. What do you do when you've lost hope?

When the world says, 'Give up,' Hope whispers, 'Try it one more time' (Author Unknown). If you sat in a broken chair and fell through, would you never sit in a chair again? No, but you would choose a sturdier chair next time. The Bible tells us what matters is where you put your hope. "How blessed is he whose help is the God of Jacob, whose hope is in the LORD his God" (Psalm 146:5). When you put your hope in Jesus, you are putting your hope in the fact that not only will He never abandon you, He will bring you into heaven. The hope in His Son Jesus tells you, When you go through hard times, I will be there for you. Even when you die, I will carry you to eternal life.

Get fresh hope today by putting your faith in Jesus Christ. Read below to do it right now.

God Loves You!

The Bible says, "God so loved the world that He gave His one and only Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life"

The problem is that...

All of us have done, said or thought things that are wrong. This is called sin, and our sins have separated us from God.

The Bible says "All have sinned and fall short of the glory of God." God is perfect and holy, and our sins separate us from God forever. The Bible says "The wages of sin is death."

The good news is that, about 2,000 years ago,

God sent His only Son Jesus Christ to die for our sins.

Jesus is the Son of God. He lived a sinless life and then died on the cross to pay the penalty for our sins. "God demonstrates His own love for us in that while we were yet sinners Christ died for us."

Jesus rose from the dead and now He lives in heaven with God His Father. He offers us the gift of eternal life -- of living forever with Him in heaven if we accept Him as our Lord and Savior.

Jesus said "I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except by Me."

God reaches out in love to you and wants you to be His child. "As many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe on His name." You can choose to ask Jesus Christ to forgive your sins and come in to your life as your Lord and Savior.

If you want to accept Christ as your Savior and turn from your sins, you can ask Him to be your Savior and Lord by praying a prayer like this:

"Lord Jesus, I believe you are the Son of God. Thank you for dying on the cross for my sins. Please forgive my sins and give me the gift of eternal life. I ask you in to my life and heart to be my Lord and Savior. I want to serve you always."

Did you pray this prayer?