I once lived in fear, thinking a day would come when I would commit a terrible sin, fall far from my Savior, and go to hell after death.
Fear kept me from doing many things in life, such as pursuing new job opportunities, going out to have fun, and making new friends. I aimed at eliminating all the opportunities that could lead to sin. As a result, I was neither happy nor fulfilled. I was a miserable Christian living in dread.
Then I realized Christ has promised nothing can separate me from His love. My future lies in His hands, and He will not allow anything to snatch me away (Psalms 55:22). I do not have to worry about failure since He is in control. When I fall into temptations, I can boldly go before the High Priest and ask for forgiveness (Heb.4:15-16).
Believers have the assurance their future is secure. Give thanks to the Lord all the time because we stand secure in His promise: nothing can separate us from the love of Christ. We are free to go after our dreams and to live each day to the fullest. Christ came so that we can have abundant life. His death on the cross was a guarantee of our forgiveness.
Don’t be afraid of making mistakes. The great Shepherd will be your guide.
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