Am I Still Saved?

Q. A few days back due to the problems in my life I said very bad things to God and Jesus. I feel sorry for what I said and I don’t want to go to hell. I am a born again Christian, I pray for others, tell them about Jesus, I help the poor, and I really have a tender heart in that I want everyone to get saved and be happy. But sometimes, due to the troubles I currently have, I get irritated when they don’t help me and shout at God. The last time it was just way too much. Can I still remain saved?

A. Anger and frustration are normal human emotions, especially when things aren’t going well. Many great Biblical figures like Job, Moses, Jeremiah, and others expressed anger and frustration with God. The fact that you feel regret is a clear indication that your heart is right toward God. Remember, He already knew you were going to do this when He went to the cross for you. Confess, ask Him to forgive you, and put it behind you.

If you are truly saved then you are saved forever and there’s nothing you can do to change that. John 10: 27-30 says, “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me. I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.” The word “no one” includes you.

In the future, try to remember that God is not the cause of your problems. You may be experiencing the consequences of your own actions, or you might be going through difficult times similar to those all believers experience periodically. But God is not responsible for any of them. He may even be trying to help in ways you don’t understand yet.

Paul told us to rejoice in all things, good or bad. He said, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding will guard your heart and mind in Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:6-7).

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