Q. I am struggling with some things for days now,and my father told me to write to you. This is one of my problem’s, and I’m not sure if its just attacks from Satan because I’m constantly unsure if I’m a child of God,and I feel very afraid. What is the difference between doubt and unbelief? I am scared that I don’t have the faith to be saved, and I get a terrible fear in my heart. Can you please give me advice?
A. In Ephes 2:8-9 Paul said the faith to be saved was a gift from God, not of ourselves. We may doubt our faith but His is more than sufficient. That’s why Jesus could say that everyone who asks for salvation receives it (Matt. 7:7-8). What you’re experiencing is an attack from the devil. He can’t have your life so he’s trying to steal your joy. Resist him and he’ll flee from you (James 4:7)