Have you ever struggled with really feeling for certain that you are saved? I have. One of the reasons this happens is because we mistakenly look at ourselves: Am I worthy? Did I have enough faith?
The great truth is that our salvation has nothing to do with our worthiness or performance. It has everything to do with God and what He did. Our only part is to collapse onto Christ, with whatever amount of faith we can muster. God has promised to do the rest.
Milton Vincent, in his encouraging book, “A Gospel Primer for Christians” wonderfully reminds us that God didn’t save us based on anything we did, but he saved us for His own glory; “Understanding that I am not the ultimate end of the gospel, but rather that God’s glory is, actually enables me to embrace my salvation more boldly than I would otherwise dare to do. For example, when my timid heart questions why God would want to love one so sinful as I, I read the answer, “to the praise of the glory of His grace.” (See Ephesians 1:6, 14)
God will save us and keep us saved if we will come to Him in faith because His own glory would be at stake if He did not do so!