By Shelle Frelo
A poor choice on the part of the Christian is the primary reason for us to call into question our faith. (Feeling that we have lost our salvation) This is something that all Christians have done at one time are another. But we must understand God to understand the promise of our salvation. First we need to consider that doubt is Satan’s tool against the believer.
The disciples went to Him and wakened Him, shouting, “Lord, save us! We’re sinking! But Jesus answered “O you men of little faith Why are you so frightened?…
-Matthew 8:25-26 The Living Bible
Jesus knew what they were thinking and told them, “O men of little faith! Why are you so worried about having no food? Won’t you ever understand?… -Matthew 16:8 & 9
Many times we doubt ourselves because we are still thinking of Christianity as something that is earned by our behavior or works. Let’s look at the fact that no one is worthy of salvation. We are all sinners and but for the grace and mercy of God would not be able to receive salvation.
Because of His kindness you have been saved through trusting Christ. And even trusting is not of yourselves; it too is a gift from God. Salvation is not a reward for good we have done, so none of us can take any credit for it.
It is God Himself who has made us what we are and given us new lives from Christ Jesus; and long ages ago He planned that we should spend these lives in helping others. Ephesians 2:8-10 The Living Bible
Realize that salvation is not based on what we do, but rather what we believe.
For God so loved the world, that He gave His only Begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not His Son into the world to condemn the world but that the world through Him might be saved. – John 3:16 & 17 The Living Bible
I no longer count on my own goodness or my ability to obey God’s law, but I trust Christ to save me. For God’s way of making us right with Himself depends on faith. – Philippians 3:9
We have a no cancellation clause with Christ. Once we have excepted the promise of salvation. Believing in John 3:16 and understanding that the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit are but one, that Jesus lived as a man, died for our sins, rose again and is now in heaven. God’s word assures us that it was not our works that gave us salvation in the first place and it is not being good enough that keeps our salvation. There is nothing that can separate us from the love of Christ once we have excepted the promise of salvation.
And if it is by God’s kindness, then it is not by their being good enough. For in that case the free gift would not longer be free –It isn’t free when it is earned. – Romans 11:6 The Living Bible
For I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from His love. Death can’t, and life can’t. The angels won’t, and all the powers of hell itself cannot keep God’s love away. Our fears for today, our worries about tomorrow, or where we are high above the sky, or in the deepest ocean – nothing will ever be able to separate us from the love of God demonstrated by our Lord Jesus Christ when He died for us. – Romans 8:38 &39
Shellē Frelo is Founder and President of Just For Us Ministries. JFUM is a non-denominational ministry for women and youth based in Kansas City, Mo. Her ministry offers, discipleship, youth enrichment, community outreaches, and events.
She has written several bible study curriculum for women and youth, devotionals, books on entrepreneurship and women’s ministries, parenting articles, and Christian articles. She has worked in the retail industry as a top level executive, and in education as a behavior interventionist. She has appeared on TBN, spoken at various events, churches, retreats, businesses, and corporate events.