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Coming Home

Why did I

Run away from You

Demanded to be paid

Listened to my pride

And wasted my life each day

You didn’t want me to leave

I betrayed you to follow my dreams

But I’m done going my own way…

I’m coming home

To the One I used to know

He’s looking out the window

For my return home

Who am I

That He is mad in love

With my unfaithful heart

Waiting for my cry

Calling to Him above

To take away all my sin

And restore my life to Him

The One who loved me from the start

Here I am

At your feet I bow

Make me your servant

I am yours but I don’t deserve it

I’m coming home

To the One I used to know

He’s looking out the window

For my return home

I’m running back

Into the arms of my Daddy

And He’s giving back to me

The life I’ve been lacking

He takes my hand in His

And looks me in the eye

Says “I love you more than words can say

I’ve been waiting for you to come home

Let’s go inside and celebrate!”

Finally, I’m home.


Don’t keep medicating what Jesus died to eradicate!

I am only offering you the TRUTH.

Is Medication REALLY the Best Solution?

For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world,

but in order that the world might be saved through him. – John 3:17

Our souls are inherently sick in this world, manifesting in the spiritual symptom of sin. Most people try to cover it up. They will try anything: pretending their sin doesn’t exist, lying to themselves to convince themselves that their sin isn’t really “that bad,” spending their whole life trying to atone for their wrongdoing, trying to drown out their remorse by using various coping mechanisms such as alcohol, drugs, self-harm, sex, eating disorders, and the list goes on…the ultimate solution is an “escape” – suicide. And suicide rates have been drastically increasing in the last 50 years.

As of September 2011, the World Health Organization (WHO) estimated that each year 16 in 100,000 die due to suicide worldwide; that is about 1 death every 40 seconds. The organization also noted that in the last 45 years, suicide rates have increased 60% globally (www.kaieteurnewsonline.com). Fortunately – or maybe unfortunately – according to the American Association of Suicidology, there are 25 attempts at suicide for every 1 success. Yet all these are vastly inadequate means of medicating an indelible sickness that has only one True remedy (see Isaiah 45:22, Acts 4:12 and 1 Timothy 2:5). The prescription to cure our sickness is always and only Jesus Christ. He is the one who suffered on your behalf; he took your sickness upon himself and in return gave you a permanent cure: eternal salvation. But you can only have the antidote if you choose to take it. Translation: Jesus has already cured your disease, but he requires one thing from you: Trust in Him. That’s it. (see Psalm 13:5, Psalm 22:5, Psalm 37:5, Isaiah 26:4, Joel 2:32, Acts 2:21 and Romans 10:13).

But it’s your choice. Is trusting in Jesus really so much harder than self-medicating with things that never work – in order to be healed permanently from a sickness that has persisted since Adam and Eve? One method could cost you your very life; the other will save it for eternity. Which will you choose?

I am only offering you the TRUTH.

Everything Jesus endured; He endured for me so that:

1)      I would never have to go through it

a) I don’t have to go through condemnation, death, suffering, or damnation, because he took care of that for me. He took all the guilty verdict in my place and died the worst kind of death possible for it, bled profusely and suffered immensely for me, then went to hell and kicked Satan’s ass(!) and finally returned from the dead victoriously.

  There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death. For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. – Romans 8:1-4

b) When I die, I won’t go to hell, because Jesus already went there for me and won my salvation by his suffering, death and triumphal resurrection; I get to go live in Heaven for all eternity with my loving Savior instead!

When the perishable puts on the imperishable, and the mortal puts on immortality, then shall come to pass the saying that is written: “Death is swallowed up in victory.” [Cited from: Isaiah 25:8] “O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?” [Cited from: Hosea 13:14] The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ. – 1 Corinthians 15:54-57

2)      I could go through it in His power and strength and come out on the other side victorious!

a) If I depend solely on Him, He gives me the strength to persevere through and overcome any and all temptations, offenses, trials, lack, poverty, tribulation, condemnation, stumbling, oppression, adversity, etc.

In this [inheritance of eternal life] you rejoice, though now for a little while, if necessary, you have been grieved by various trials, so that the tested genuineness of your faith—more precious than gold that perishes though it is tested by fire—may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ. Though you have not seen him, you love him.Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of your souls. – 1 Peter 1:6-9

Through [Jesus] we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us. – Romans 5:2-5

b) Weathering the storm, be it difficult and seemingly impossible sometimes, in the end will grow my faith and make me that much stronger to withstand the next hardship that comes my way – because I am more than a conqueror through Jesus Christ! (Romans 8:37).

Count it all joy, my brothers, when you meet trials of various kinds, for you know that the testing of your faith produces steadfastness. And let steadfastness have its full effect, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking in nothing. – James 1:2-4

But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who have faith and preserve their souls. – Hebrews 10:39

Jesus doesn’t want me, or you, to suffer – ever! (Romans 5:8). He wants us to live an abundant, victorious life in Him – no matter what devices, schemes, tricks, lies, traps, or circumstances with which our enemy (Satan!) attacks us. Satan is a schemer and will try every minute of every day to entice you into self-medicating once again. But Jesus died an excruciating death to pay (literally with His blood) for, and then eliminate (forever), all your shame, guilt, condemnation, fear, anger and feelings of unworthiness, worthlessness, and inadequacy! (Galatians 5:1).

He took our illnesses and bore our diseases, and by His wounds we have been healed (Matthew 8:17, Romans 4:25, 1Peter 2:24). If all your sickness has been eradicated by Jesus, why are you still trying to medicate it?  

But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and by his wounds we are healed. – Isaiah 53:5

*Una nota para Christian Guth: escribo en Español para ti. Espero que el mensaje obtendrá es que Jesucristo murió para tu salvación, pero necesitas elegir confiar en Él.