Your past may be dark, but Jesus paid the ultimate price so your sins could be forgiven and you could receive salvation, which is the key to eternal life through Jesus Christ.
The reason many of us are sinking is because we don’t have a big enough picture of Jesus. We are religious, but we need to come to Christ. You are loved. Have peace and be free. The weight of your sin is nothing compared to the love of your Almighty.
Have you ever run from God? As His child, there’s nothing you can do to separate yourself from His love. However, you can make your life extremely difficult when you choose your way over His. Paul’s tumultuous boat ride teaches us that one way God uses His servants to show His strength is by carrying them through a storm. Because once they make it through, God gets the glory and everyone else sees how when God is for His child, no one can stop His child.