I believe we were all created for one thing: glory. We all hunger for it. Scripture makes it clear that we were created for the glory of God. This means that we are meant to enter into his own eternal glory, bask in Him, and lovingly overflow with worship. This is what makes the Bible's bad news so bad:
"all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God" (Romans 3:23)
The very glory we were created for is the glory we cannot attain. Why? Because we constantly trade it for something else (Romans 1:23). This is the definition of sin: trading God's glory for something else. We spit in the face of Him who is the only source of our highest joy. Hell, in essence, is all separation from God's glory, experiencing justice.
That's not where the Bible's story ends, though.
"For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." (Romans 5:6-8)
God became a man named Jesus, took upon himself all of our sins (1 Peter 2:24), be nailed to our cross, and take the punishment we deserved (Isaiah 53:5-6). Why? Because of his love for us. In that moment, willingly giving His life for the sins of the world, Jesus had no peace with God. Why? That we might have peace with God (Romans 5:1). He emptied himself (Philippians 2:7) that we might be filled in Him (Colossians 2:10). He became poor, that we might become rich before God, not with treasures on earth, but with treasures in heaven with God (2 Corinthians 8:9).
Then, that fateful Sunday morning, the Son of God dawned from the tomb. Through his resurrection, death has lost its dreadful sting (1 Corinthians 15:55).
Why did he do all of this?
"For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God" (1 Peter 3:18)
That he might bring us to God.
Jesus prayed, "Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of the world." (John 17:24).
Paul said, "Through [Jesus] we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God." (Romans 5:2)
You were made for glory. That's why Jesus Christ bled and died for our sins -- so that the punishment we deserved would not keep us from enjoying the glory of God forever. That is how much God loves us. How can you get in on this?
"For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." (John 3:16)
Trust in Jesus. Call on his name. If you are done with your sin and want to live in the glory of God, call upon him -- I promise, if you trust him, he will answer you. He answered me. Eternal life starts today. Come to Jesus.
"Jesus said to them, 'I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst." (John 6:35)