Q. I can’t get this concept of beings saved. It’s hard for me, as I have had a hard life. I have prayed when in Juvenile, I go to a catholic church with my friend ( I am not catholic, but baptist and Jewish by race.) My friend and I talk constantly about Jesus. He bugs me about not being saved, but it doesn’t bother me. Don’t get me wrong, I want to be saved. But I don’t have the “feeling” inside me. What do you suggest for me?
A. Feelings are almost never a good indicator for behavior, so you shouldn’t let them guide you in this. If you sincerely want to be saved, you should ask to be saved. In Matt. 7:7-8 the Lord said, “Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives; he who seeks finds; and to him who knocks, the door will be opened.”
And Paul said, “Everyone who calls upon the name of the Lord will be saved” (Romans 10:13).
These verses show that the Lord has promised to save everyone who asks. Approach Him quietly and confidently. Tell Him you know you’re a sinner, and you believe He died for your sins and rose again. Ask Him to forgive your sins and be your Savior.
Your decision to be saved should be based on your belief that God is faithful and will keep His promise to save you. Feelings can change but God’s promises are eternal.