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I've always had the attitude that it's best to just ignore things you can't do anything about, such as death. But now I can't ignore it, because I finally got up enough courage to go to the doctor for some pain I've been having, and he's given me six months to live. Won't God just laugh at me if I try to turn to Him now?


A:

No, God won’t laugh at you, scorn you, or reject you if you turn to Him, even at this late date. The Bible’s words are true: “The Lord is compassionate and gracious, slow to anger, abounding in love” (Psalm 103:8).

How do we know this? We know it because Jesus Christ gave His life for all kinds of people. He didn’t die just for good people, or young people who have the whole of their lives ahead of them, or people who might make a major impact on society. He died for every person who needs Him — and that includes you. In fact, if you had been the only person on earth who needed to be saved, He still would have died for you. God loves you that much!

Far too many people, I’m afraid, do exactly what you’ve done: they shut out life’s most important questions. But (as you’ve discovered) those questions can’t be kept away forever. Wouldn’t it have been better to face your need for God years ago, instead of leaving it until it’s almost too late?

My prayer is that you will turn to Christ for the forgiveness you need, and commit your life to Him. Then be assured that someday soon you will go to be with Him in heaven forever. Don’t delay, but put your faith and trust in Christ — for He alone gives us hope.

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  1. Iam Butone says:

    Praise God! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, Praise be to the Almighty!

    This is certainly a testament to our society today, that we can become so busy, so responsible for maintaining our way of life (bills, obligations, engagements, etc. etc.) that we forget to make time for the Father, or even begin to doubt that he is there at all. I am guilty of this myself, and while I never acknowledged myself as an athiest, my inaction in developing a relationship with my Father certainly spoke louder for who I had become.

    The fact is “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.”(Psalm 145:8), and as such forgives us and welcomes us as a true Father would a wandering child.

    In truth, He knew you would wander before you did, He sent His Son as a sacrifice to wash away all the sin of the world – the ones of the past, the ones of the present, and those of the future. We are imperfect, and He loves us anyway, but free will allows us to decide to love Him or not. Ask Him to come into your life and He will, for Jesus Christ said; “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you” (Mathew 7:7), and He will fill your life with renewed hope and life and love… and He will write your name into the Book of Life… and you will find that Jesus has made a place for you in His Fathers Kingdom. Put aside the vanity, the dispair, the empty things, the treasures that collect dust and are forgotten, the angers and vendettas, the perverse and wicked things, and all of the other heavy burdens… they are but decay and death… old rusty boat anchors that will keep you held in place …. Let them Go! Ask Jesus to forgive you of your sins and come into your life, ask that he wash away your transgressions and short comings and sin with His blood that he spilled for you at Calvary… be renewed and joyful AND FREE!! Aks the Lord to fill your heart and cleanse your mind and renew your spirit … and read (or listen to) His Holy Word till you hear it in your dreams… Pray for understanding and wisdom so that you will KNOW what it means so you will see the world for what it really is… so you will know you are no longer of it.

    https://archive.org/details/otr_biblechucksmith

    Praise God! Glory, Glory, Hallelujah, Praise be to the Almighty!