This is part of a 12-week series designed around some basic Christian disciplines that will propel you to spiritual growth!
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Here is the podcast above in a nutshell…
One of the most critical and necessary steps towards spiritual maturity is establishing confidence in your salvation. Doubt concerning the Bible can be investigated. Doubt surrounding God can be philosophized. But doubt about your own salvation is a tool of the devil used to cause you frustration, weariness, and anxiety.
Doubting your own salvation is not uncommon… the struggle is real, and you’re not alone!
And, those doubts may come from a variety of sources: lack of spiritual education, some personal failures, a difficult time in life, etc.
But, understand that God wants you to have absolute confidence in your salvation and a reoccurring theme throughout His word is joy. So, if you’re not experiencing confidence in your relationship with God and joy because of it… then this is where we need to start!
First John 5:11–13 says, “11 And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. 12 Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life. 13 I write these things to you who believe in the name of the Son of God that you may know that you have eternal life.”
So there it is, God wants you to have confidence in what He has already done in your life! And that’s the key… What HE has done.
First John 1:9 says, “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Notice what we do: confess.
Notice what He does: faithful, just, forgive, and cleanse.
We can have confidence in our salvation because it’s not on us. It doesn’t come from us. It is not dependent on anything we can do. But, it comes from God, and He is faithful and just.
To learn more about this, to join someone in a prayer of assurance for your faith and to explore issues like “losing your salvation,” make sure to listen to the podcast for the rest of the story!
Until then, be confident in what God has done and be filled with the joy that He has provided salvation for you and me.