Life Issues
Good News for the New Year
Michael Youssef, Ph.D.
Jan 1, 2018

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There are moments when it seems that the only news available is bad news. Headlines fill with stories of deception, financial ruin, sickness, and natural disasters. In an attempt to escape the bad news, many people travel long roads in search of a peace that seems to continually elude them. Rather than reaching their destination fulfilled, they hit dead ends and return home disillusioned and exhausted.

Only the Gospel offers us the way to reconciliation with God that brings eternal security, peace, and joy.

 

This is nothing new. It was the same in Jesus' day. Rather than turn to God and embrace the Good News of the Savior's coming, people sought their own roads to eternal peace. However, only the Good News of Jesus Christ addresses the root cause of mankind's dissatisfaction, the sin that separates us from the Father. Only the Gospel offers us the way to reconciliation with God that brings eternal security, peace, and joy.

Do you need good news today? The best news of all time is that Jesus loves you and He has provided the way for a full and loving relationship with the Father. As you begin this new year, spend some time asking God to reveal His heart to you as you reflect on the wonder of Christ's sacrifice.

Prayer: Father, I desire the eternal peace that only Jesus Christ can bring. I pray You will reveal Your heart to me and guide me on Your path this year. I pray in the name of Jesus. Amen.

"Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ" (Romans 5:1).