More than anything, I know I need God. I've tried and tried to find Him, but I don't feel like I've been successful. Maybe God doesn't want me or something. What would you say to someone like me? — R.Y.
The most important truth I could ever tell you is this: God loves you, and He yearns for you to come to know Him personally and closely. God's promise is true for you and for all who truly seek Him: "I have loved you with an everlasting love" (Jeremiah 31:3).
How do I know God loves you? I know it because almost 2,000 years ago Jesus Christ died on the cross for you. He came down from heaven for one reason: to make it possible for us to go to heaven. He did this by becoming the final sacrifice for our sins. When He died, all our sins were placed on Him, and He took the death and hell we deserve. If you had been the only person on earth who needed to be saved, Jesus Christ still would have been willing to die for you. God loves you that much!
What should you do? Simply respond to what Jesus did for you by asking Him to come into your life. If a friend came to your house and knocked on your door, what would you do? You would go to the door and open it, and then invite them in.
And the same is true with Jesus. Right now He is knocking at the door of your heart. By a simple prayer of faith invite Him to come into your life—and He will. Jesus said, "Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in" (Revelation 3:20). This is God's promise to you.