WHY YOUNG PEOPLE TAKE DRUGS.

The only reason I have been given for why people in large numbers take drugs is boredom. Probably a smaller number take drugs because of unhappiness, having been badly treated.

It is my belief that people have a sense of emptiness within them, a feeling of hopelessness that even good times only covers over for a while.

It is my belief that God intended this, to warn us that without Him we have no future, and that those who sincerely turn to Him receive the presence of God Himself within them, giving a feeling of contentment-a strong assurance that eventually they will be OK. This strong assurance may be obscured by the upsets and problems of life, but sooner or later it returns, like a candle burning within.

Jesus said, I have come in order that you might have life-life in all its fullness. John 10.10

People asked Jesus, what do we need to do to be doing Godís will? Jesus answered, this is Godís will, that you believe in [trust and obey] the One whom he has sent [Jesus].

The Bible says, God loved the world so much that He gave His only Son, so that whosoever believes in Him should not perish [go to hell] but have eternal lifeÖeternal life means knowing You, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, Whom You have sent.

Jesus said, He who comes to Me will never hunger and He who believes in Me will never thirst.

Godís command is that we believe [trust] in His Son Jesus Christ and love [ treat properly] one another.

If we repent towards God [give up our evil ways and start obeying Godís rules for living] and trust in Jesus to save us from the punishment our sins deserve, we will be saved, and we will know it-that horrible emptiness will have gone, and in its place will be a sense of assurance, that somehow it will all work out in the end, a sense that may be less obvious at some times than others, but which always returns.

Jesus said. I am the Gate. Whoever comes in by Me will be saved; they will come in and go out and find pasture[like sheep]ÖI am the Light of the world. Whoever follows Me will have the light of life and will never walk in darknessÖI am the good Shepherd Who is willing to die for the sheep [to pay for their sins which Jesus did when He died on the cross, rising again to life on the third day]Öand I give them eternal life-life that flows from Me.