Hang on, Hope is available! I didnít give God much thought until I was the age of 36. Up until that point I figured I was going to hell, so why try? If you do not know the salvation plan, the words Jesus Saves flashing over the rescue mission donít mean much. The bottom line of that plan is that we are all forgiven, all our sins have been taken away and we get another chance at life if we ask Jesus in our hearts and come to God through Jesus. Thatís it. It is that simple. One thing that occurs to me, looking back, is that the unacceptable became acceptable. Things you would never dream of doing or experiencing just kind of happen. Not only do they happen, you also accept them. Today the unacceptable is no longer acceptable or tolerated. I go out of my way to keep peace while being assertive. I also avoid chaos and madness as much as possible.
All the stuff we have done becomes just that, only stuff. It no longer has a hold on us through guilt and shame because we are forgiven. We can now have communion with God and look forward to Heaven on Earth and after we die. When they explained to me that I was forgiven through the blood of Jesus and had another chance, I was amazed. All these years of thinking I was condemned, only to find out I had a chance. Who knew? I am not condemned for all time and I can turn this around. It is a new day dawning. What a difference! Again, if God pulls you from the muck and mire and completely transforms your life to the point you donít even recognize it, how could you not share it? If I can get it, you can get it and if we can find hope to carry on, it is worth it.