Despite Past Sins, You Can Build a Better Future With Christ


I started selling drugs to get out of debt, thinking I could do it quietly and not get in trouble. Now I'm in prison, and I've wrecked my life and my marriage. Please warn people not to do what I did. I wish someone had warned me.


Thank you for your letter; I hope God will use it to warn others who may be tempted to go down the road you took. Not only have you destroyed your life and your family, but you’ve also brought untold harm to countless others by providing them with drugs.

The devil uses all kinds of lies to deceive us and put us on the wrong path in life, but the lie he uses almost more than any other is that we can do something wrong and still get by with it. For a time we may think we’re doing exactly that. Some people spend their whole lives thinking they can evade the consequences of their sins. But our wrongdoing eventually catches up with us.

You can’t change the past; what you’ve done can’t be undone. But you can change the future! The key is to turn your life over to Jesus Christ. He wants to forgive your sins and give you hope for the future — and He will, as you commit your life to Him. Why not give your life to Christ today?

Then ask God to help you to live for Him right where you are. Prison isn’t easy, but God can use you to touch others with His love and power and truth. Jesus said, “Let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven” (Matthew 5:16).