DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Some of my friends are really into God, but I don’t see why it’s such a big deal. I’m in high school with lots of exciting things going on in my life, and I don’t need God. My best friend says I’m wrong, but how does she know? — K.C.
DEAR K.C.: I’m thankful for your friend, and I hope you are, too, because she obviously cares about you. Don’t ignore her advice or take it lightly, because she genuinely wants to help you. The Bible says, “A friend loves at all times” (Proverbs 17:17).
Why is she urging you to put your life into God’s hands? For one thing, I suspect she knows life isn’t always exciting or fun, and she wants to help prepare you for the hard times we all experience.
Right now, all you can think about is what’s happening now, but it won’t always be this way. Which will be better: facing life’s hard times with God, or without him? I think you know the answer, and the time to prepare for them is now, by giving yourself to Jesus Christ and building your life on him.
But your friend also knows you could easily ruin your life by getting involved in things that will hurt you or even destroy you. Don’t sacrifice your whole future for a few moments of pleasure now! What will keep you from doing this? Your friend knows the answer: a firm commitment on your part to Jesus Christ.
God loves you and has blessed you; don’t throw your life away by turning your back on him. Instead, by a simple but heartfelt prayer of faith, tell God that you know you need Him, and then ask Christ to come into your life. You will never be the same
Write “My Answer,” Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, 1 Billy Graham Parkway, Charlotte, N.C., 28201; or go to BillyGraham.org.
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