As a new Christian, I was dogged by doubts. Doubts about whether I was a believer. Couldn’t shake those horrible feelings. And I was a student in Bible College! Miserable with doubts. When attending evangelistic services, I went forward three times. Baptized. Then re-baptized.
I wanted, more than anything, to be His child. But instead–doubts and more doubts. Until I grabbed hold of Bible verses like those found in John 8–‘He who belongs to God hears what God says…’ (v. 47). Longing to belong. God’s child hears Him. Listening–the answer to my doubts?
Slowly but surely, I began to realize that the time to worry about whether I’m saved or not was when I could care less about Him. When I tell God to go His way and I’ll go mine.
But that wasn’t me. Not at all. Quite the contrary. So, the more I read God’s Word, the more time I spent with Him, the less space there was for those doubts. Good riddance!
We’re His. He wants us to know that. For sure. No doubt about it! He’ll give you His assurance. Knowing we’re His, strengthens us to keep living for Him.
When we doubt someone’s love, it limits our closeness to them. Same with the Lord. Settle right now that you believe in Jesus and want Him as Lord of every moment and every day. Settled. Then, the Bible will be your tuning fork, registering the right note and the right pitch as you harmonize with Jesus!
Lord, you are so good to us, wanting to close and loving. Thank you. Amen.