Assurance is an integral part of our Christian faith. We should be confident in knowing we have a secure relationship with God. The good news is that the Bible provides numerous promises and illustrations reminding us of our faith in Christ. I want to mention a few of these promises and illustrations.
For example, notice what Paul wrote.
2 Timothy 1:12 For this reason I also suffer these things; nevertheless I am not ashamed, for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
Paul is telling us if we remain faithful, Jesus will be with us until the judgment day. He future shows this in:
Romans 8:38 For I am persuaded that neither death nor life, nor angels nor principalities nor powers, nor things present nor things to come, 39 nor height nor depth, nor any other created thing, shall be able to separate us from the love of God which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
So, nothing can ever separate us from the love of God. John also gives us some encouraging words in:
1 John 5:13 These things I have written to you who believe in the name of the Son of God, that you may know that you have eternal life, and that you may continue to believe in the name of the Son of God.
This is a powerful promise that we can cling to, especially during times of doubt or uncertainty. When we trust Jesus, we can be confident that our future is secure and that we will spend eternity with Him.
Our assurance is not just about our future. It is also about the present because our God is always with us. He hears our prayers and is involved in our lives. He makes the way to escape our temptations (1 Cor. 10:13) and makes things work together for good (Rom. 8:28).
The prodigal son’s story is one of the most powerful illustrations of our assurance in Christ (Luke 15:11-32). The younger son squanders his inheritance and ends up in a desperate situation. When he realizes his mistake and returns home, his father runs to him and welcomes him back with open arms. This illustration is a beautiful reminder of God’s grace and teaches us that no matter how far we have strayed, we can know that our Father is watching and waiting for us to return to Him with open arms.
In conclusion, our assurance in Jesus is a precious gift we should hold onto tightly. So, let us find comfort and peace in the assurance of our salvation, and may it give us the confidence to draw near to God with sincere hearts.