And of this gospel I was appointed a herald and an apostle and a teacher. 12That is why I am suffering as I am. Yet I am not ashamed, because I know whom I have believed, and am convinced that he is able to guard what I have entrusted to him for that day. (2 Timothy 1:11-12)
The devil loves to attack you and me. He loves to pester us with questions like, “Are you sure you really are a believer? Do you believe strongly enough? Are you sure you really are going to heaven? If you are going to heaven then why do you struggle to keep from committing “such and such” a sin all the time?
And of course, the devil is always trying to lead us to ask the wrong questions. The question isn’t, “How strong am I?” The question is, “How strong is God?” What makes faith so precious isn’t the faith itself, but WHOM the faith trusts.
And whom do you trust? If you are like Paul, your trust will cling in the God who loves you dearly, who has gone to the cross for you, who has forgiven your sins, who is the all-powerful Creator of the heavens and the earth. That’s the One in whom who want to believe in!
He is the one who is able to guard your eternal life. He is the one who is able to keep strengthening your faith so you don’t fall away. The Triune God: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit is the God who can do this for you.
So, it’s not “how strong am I?” Rather, it’s, “How strong is my God?” That’s the question and the answer is glorious.
Thankful for my strong, loving God, just like you.