THE ONLY WAY
"Thomas saith unto him, Lord, we know not whither thou goest; and how can we know the way? Jesus said unto him, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me."
John 14:5,6 (King James Version)
There are many people who are trying to get to Heaven by doing kind things for others. These things are wonderful and we should do kind things for others. However, doing these things will never get us to Heaven. The only way to Heaven is through the blood of Jesus.
Unless the precious redeeming blood of Jesus is applied to our heart for the forgiveness of our sins, we will never go to Heaven. Jesus is also our joy. The Bible makes it very clear that it is only when we are in the presence of Jesus that we have real joy.
This is one of my favourite verses in the Bible. "Thou wilt shew me the path of life: in thy presence is fulness of joy; at thy right hand there are pleasures for evermore" (Psalm 16:11). There have been many times when I have had so much joy in my heart that I felt like I was going to explode with happiness.
Jesus is also the only way for us to keep going when satan hurls his vicious poisonous darts of lies and discouragement at us. We are powerless to defeat satan. This is why we need to cry out to Jesus to help us when we are discouraged and hurting. Jesus knows how it feels to hurt and be discouraged.
If you are hurting and discouraged, cry out to Jesus. He will be faithful to pick you up and carry you through all the dark valleys of your life and set you once again on the mountain top of happiness. You can trust Jesus with your heart and your life.