God Holds You Fast

Romans 8:31-39

Have you ever wondered whether you’re truly saved? Since many people wrestle with this question, it’s important to understand exactly what God says about our salvation. After all, His Word—not our feelings—is the anchor that steadies us when doubts enter our mind.

Questions about our salvation usually surface when we feel overwhelmed by the guilt of our sin. We wonder how someone who struggles with temptation the way we do could possibly be saved. Or sometimes we worry that we haven’t surrendered enough of our life or obeyed sufficiently. 

Let me assure you that salvation is not dependent upon any work you do. It is God’s gift to you—by grace, through faith (Eph. 2:8-9). You didn’t earn it, and you don’t have to do anything to keep it. God is the one who secures your salvation; once you’re saved, nothing can separate you from His love, which you received through your union with Christ.

When doubts arise about your eternal well-being, remember what God has promised in Scripture: He chose you before the foundation of the world (Eph. 1:4); the Holy Spirit gave you new life (Titus 3:5); and our Savior Jesus Christ paid the full penalty for your sin (1 Peter 2:24). No one can condemn you—not even yourself.

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