Have you had days or maybe weeks of yelling at your kids over the littlest things, or experienced intense jealousy over your best friend’s gorgeous new house or wanted to curse God because you just got laid off from your job again?
That’s when you ask yourself, “Am I really saved or is this all make believe?”
If you look at your Christian performance, you’re in big trouble. If you’re honest, you’ll have to admit it’s sketchy at best. Hardly the stuff God is looking for in your life.
So where do you look for reassurance that you belong to God when you are experiencing your worst moments?
No further than the gospel.
Let me explain.
Jesus not only paid the price for your redemption with his perfect life of obedience and then his death on the cross for your sins, but he also secured your perseverance and heavenly inheritance.
You were united to Christ (Romans 6) at the moment of your coming to faith, and once united you cannot be un-united.
You will never, ever, be separated from Him no matter what befalls you.
“Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? Shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or danger, or sword?” – Romans 8:35
What about weakness, failure, deliberate sins, sins of neglect, unbelief, ungratefulness, or a cold heart?
Jesus died for all those, too.
Is it possible for any member of Christ’s body to perish?
God guarantees that you will persevere in this life. That’s why he has given you his Holy Spirit to be your guide, teacher, and encourager.
Not one of his children will be lost.
And that includes you.