Thankfully, there is good news.
Did you know that God is love?
God loves every person. Unconditionally. Because of his love for you, God had a plan for you to escape judgment and punishment for sin. What you could never do for yourself, he chose to do for you. His plan provided a substitute to take your place.
The Bible says, “For our sake, [God] made [Jesus] to be sin who knew no sin, so that in [Jesus] we might become the righteousness of God.” (2 Corinthians 5:21) In other words, instead of leaving you with a debt you could not pay, God transferred your debt to his perfect Son, Jesus Christ. Incredibly, God then took the perfect life of Christ and credited his perfection to all who would follow him. As a result, Jesus received the punishment for your sin—which meant he had to suffer and die on a cross. But that wasn’t the end of the plan. Three days later, after Jesus died in your place, God confirmed Christ’s sacrifice was sufficient to pay for sin by raising him from the dead.
Thanks to God’s amazing love, you are able to receive forgiveness for your sin and have your relationship with God restored through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ.