“I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:28-29
Do you ever doubt your salvation? Be comforted today that your doubt is often part of the Christian experience. We are fallen people. Our hearts and minds all are broken by our sinful nature. Therefore, we doubt. We feel wobbly. We feel insecure. We feel like we’re standing in quicksand and not on a sure foundation. Even Thomas, one of the twelve disciples, doubted (John 20:25-28).
What causes us to feel insecure about our salvation? We struggle to remember the day we were saved, and question whether it was real or not. We wrongly lean heavily on the words of a “sinner’s prayer” and wonder if what we said was genuine.
We feel like we sin too much, and question whether our hearts have really been changed––cause after all, we think, “true Christians don’t sin like this.” But Jesus made you a promise. If you belong to Jesus, you will never lose your salvation. The Son of God reminds us that “no one will snatch them of my hand.”
If that wasn’t amazing enough, he goes on to say that no one can snatch you “out of the Father’s hand.” You are in a doubly-secure vault of salvation assurance!
Believer, the reason you cannot lose your salvation is not based upon the strength of your faith. It is based upon the unbreakable promise of grace in Jesus Christ. If your faith is in Christ alone, it is because God did that.
God called you. God opened your eyes. God gave you a heart of faith. It is all him. It is all grace. Christ will not lose one single sheep that he has called to himself. The same grace that saved you is the same grace that keeps you (Phil 1:6).
“Lord, forgive me when I doubt your promise. Thank you for saving me by grace. Thank you for keeping me saved by grace. Help me find strength in your promise that nothing can snatch me out your hand. In Jesus name, amen.”
Have you ever doubted your salvation?
What is the reason for your doubt? OR What is the reason for your assurance?
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