The only thing one must do to have an eternal relationship with God is recognize three things: (1) you are a sinner, (2) Christ died in your place to pay for your sins and rose again, and (3) place your trust in Christ alone to save you. Once you trust Christ, you are forever His.
But, indeed, some of us still struggle with doubt even though we’ve placed our trust in Christ alone.
Let me ask you a simple question: Are you an analytical person? Do you tend to analyze everything and everyone?
I’ve asked many people, facing similar situations, these same questions and almost always hear a resounding “Yes.”
This is where your strength can become one of your biggest weaknesses. Those of us who analyze everything, also analyze our own salvation.
We begin to ask questions like: Was I sincere? Did I understand what I was doing? Would He really accept me? How could He love me? How could it be so simple? Is eternal life really free? And on and on it goes.
Permit me to ask another question: Are you the type of person who doubts everyone and everything? In other words, if your best friend says, “I love you,” do you question if he really means that? Or, if people promise to do something for you, do you always question their word?
If this describes you, then it’s not surprising that you would also have doubts about your salvation or perhaps wonder how God could love you.
Whenever you experience doubt, I encourage you to take God at His Word: “Resist the devil and he will flee from you” (James 4:7).
God said it; you trusted Christ; that settles it. If Satan wants to make you question your salvation, direct him to God. In other words, his argument is with God, not with you. When Satan sees that he’s not getting anywhere, he will cease bothering you with doubts.
Finally, remember Christ’s promise: “Most assuredly, I say to you, he who hears My word and believes in Him who sent Me has everlasting life, and shall not come into judgment, but has passed from death into life” (John 5:24). That’s a promise that cannot be broken from a God who cannot lie.
It may not happen overnight, but take God at His word, and you will find that doubting your salvation soon becomes a thing of the past.