The Bible tells us that God originally planned a world that worked perfectly - where everything and everyone fit together in harmony. God made each of us with a purpose - to worship Him and walk with Him. (See Genesis 1:31 and Psalm 19:1)
Life doesn't work when we ignore God and His original design for our lives. We selfishly insist on doing things our own way. The Bible calls this sin. Sin leads to a place of brokeness. The consequence of our sin is separation from God - in this life and for all eternity. (see Romans 3:23 and Romans 6:23)
At this point we need a remedy - some good news.
Because of his love God did not leave us in our brokenness. Jesus, God in human flesh, came to us and lived perfectly according to God’s Design.
Jesus came to rescue us- to do for us what we could not do for ourselves. He took our sin and shame to the cross, paying the penalty of our sin by His death. Jesus was then raised from the dead-to provide the only way for us to be rescued and restored to a relationship with God (John 3:16, Colossians 2:14, 1 Corinthians 15:3-4)
Simply hearing this Good News is not enough.
We must admit our sinful brokenness and stop trusting in ourselves. We don’t have the power to escape this brokenness on our own. We need to be rescued.
We must ask God to forgive us – turning from sin to trust only in Jesus. This is what it means to repent and believe.
Believing we receive new life through Jesus and God turns our lives in a new direction. (Mark 1:15b, Ephesians 2:8-9, Romans 10:9)
When God restores our relationship to Him, we begin to discover meaning and purpose in a broken world. Now we can pursue Gods design in all areas of our lives.
Even when we fail we understand Gods pathway to be restored- this same Good news of Jesus.
Gods spirit empowers us to recover His design and assures us of His presence in this life and for all eternity. (Philippians 2:13, Ephesians 2:10)