God's Original Design God created the Heavens and the Earth in the beginning according to His original, perfect design. A world without pain, suffering, brokenness, and "Sin" (Anything we think, say, do, or do not do that does not please God or agree with the truth of His word, the Bible). You were created in God's image, meaning a very special part, in fact, the pinnacle of all of He created, with a unique purpose for your life.
Brokenness, Pain, Suffering The BROKENNESS, PAIN, SUFFERING, and SIN in the world has caused a separation between God's original perfect plan for us to know Him and have a relationship with Him. However, sadly we can often be drawn away from God and salvation through His Son, Jesus, by all of the "Escapes" of the world, that promise so much relief up front, yet shortly afterwards, leave us again in that familiar place of "Brokenness."
The GOOD NEWS Our only HOPE of true HEALING is through the FREE Gift of Salvation through Jesus' death on the cross for our sin. Therefore, through acknowledging our sin, confessing it to God, and choosing to "Repent" (meaning to live life God's way, according to His word), we are Saved by Grace through Faith, and God is able to begin to transform our lives from within.
Transformed GOING and SHARING THE GOOD NEWS Once we have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior, God begins that heart transformation which begins to make our story of pain, suffering, sin, and brokenness into His Redemption story of our lives for the purpose of leading others to Him. God works in all things, "ALL THINGS," within our lives to use us for His work and His purposes in the lives of those around us.
Hope begins with coming to know Jesus as our Lord and Savior, as we become "New Creations" from within. Then God begins to transform our lives to demonstrate more of His character, allowing us to love others like Jesus, right where they are in their "Brokenness," just as we were loved in Christ right where we were in our "Brokenness." Learn more about who God is and how He truly defines you by visiting the "Who Is God?" and "God Says You Are" pages.