Do you know for sure you’re going to Heaven? Do you have the assurance John had when he wrote, “Beloved, now are we the sons of God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall be: but we know that, when he shall appear, we shall be like him; for we shall see him as he is” (1 John 3:2) [Emphasis added]?
This hope is the helmet of salvation. It is a shield for our minds. Wherever we go, whatever we do, we can be sure Heaven is our home. But armor can’t protect us if we don’t put it on. We must wear our helmet. Before the challenges of each day rush at us, we have to meditate upon our salvation.
You say, “But Pastor, my peers don’t like me.”
That may be true, but God accepts you just the way you are. (Ephesians 1:6)
“But I’m always the last one to get a promotion.”
When you trusted Christ, God promoted you to be His representative to the world. (Ephesians 1:4)
“But my family won’t forgive me for all the pain I’ve caused them.”
God has forgiven you of all your sins. (Ephesians 1:7)
Listen Friend, there isn’t a challenge you will face that the reality of salvation can’t help you get through. Build yourself up spiritually by telling yourself the truth from God’s Word. Meditation upon these truths will keep you from getting frustrated.
Tackle life’s problems by trusting God’s promises. — Unknown Author
Devotional by Dr. James A. Scudder