Everyone needs Jesus. It does not matter if you are a good person with impeccable morals. Why do you need Him if you are good? Even at your best, you are not perfect. Neither am I. There is no way that we could live by every word in the Word without Jesus.
The Way, The Truth, The Life
Although it is politically incorrect to say so, Jesus is the only way to God the Father. There is no other way. Of course, there will be people who say you can get to God and heaven by your own merit, or, by finding another way. The fact is, the Bible says something different.
John 14:6 declares Jesus as the way, the truth, and the life. No one comes to God except through Him. In John 10:1, Jesus said the following: “Amen, amen I tell you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door, but climbs in some other way, is a thief and a robber (TLV).” Jesus is the door, so to speak, and you can only enter by Him. If you attempt to go another way, you will not make it in.
There is no desire for me to sound self righteous or facetious, but I have to tell the truth. As for me, I would go no other way. Jesus has been everything I have ever needed. He saved me. He has healed me physically and emotionally. He has delivered me from dangerous habits. He has set me free from myself (at times, I can be my own worst enemy).
I Need Him
I need Jesus because I have a tendency to wander off in dangerous directions when I go on my own. When I attempt to live without Jesus, I am mean, hateful, and cruel. My life falls apart when I attempt to put anything before Him.
As a wife, mother, daughter, church leader, teacher, family member, and friend, I need Jesus to make those relationships work. In Christ, I can do all things. Without Him, I can do nothing. That is why I need Him.
After the birth of my youngest child, I nearly suffered a nervous breakdown. Not only was my body in limbo, but my heart and mind were too. My sister and only sibling had passed away unexpectedly about three weeks before my daughter was born. The reality of the loss began to hit shortly after my daughter’s birth. Had it not been for Jesus, I would have lost my mind. He kept me sane. He helped me to see what He had given me (husband, children, family). He walked with me through grief.
When I fell into seasons of sin, He drew me back where I needed to be. Sometimes, He had to get tough as I am very stubborn. He never gave up on me. That is why I need Him.
You need Him too. No matter how good you are, your goodness is not enough to have eternal life. You must accept the fact that He went to the cross and died for you, then rose on the third day defeating death. When you accept Him and acknowledge your need for Him, peace and joy come in abundance.