And those whom he predestined he also called, and those whom he called he also justified, and those whom he justified he also glorified.

Romans 8:30 ESV

“I can’t live that life.”
“I have faith, but am I really saved?”
“I messed up bad. God will never forgive me.”

Do these thoughts sound familiar?

Many Christians face thoughts like these not just once or twice in their lives but multiple times every day. If you have thought these things or are thinking them now, take heart my friends.

The battle has already been won. The second our lord and savior Jesus Christ took upon himself our sins on the cross, the victory was won.

If you are struggling with living a life in Christ or have done something that you feel to be unforgivable, know that Jesus has already cleansed you. Realize that though sin may invade, the victory is in Christ, and you are in Him!

Questioning your salvation?

Know that the faith you have in Christ is powerful. Know that if you have been predestined, called, and justified, then you surely, too, are in a sense already glorified in heaven with Jesus. How you ask? Because it is a sure thing. God knows and loves you!

Take comfort and strength from this fact, and know in your very being that the change you felt in Christ was a redeeming one.

Take comfort, therefore, in the knowledge that the victory has already been won. Why? Because it was thanks to a loving God who planned our salvation before we were even in the womb. Glory be to Him forever and ever. Amen.

Lean on Jesus today for your salvation and not your own actions/thoughts!

Guest devotional by Jeremiah Thomas. Jeremiah is a seminary student at Erskine Theological Seminary in Columbia, SC. He really loves God. Learn how to be a guest writer.