How can I be sure I'm saved if I don't feel anything?
"Through salvation our past has been forgiven, our present is given meaning, and out future is secured." - Rick Warren
An insight to remember throughout your life is this: feelings are real, but they are not always reliable.
Often times, we allow our feelings to drive our thoughts and conclusions, rather than facts. This is especially true in our faith walk.
In certain circumstances, emotions can speak to us so much louder than God's pre - determined principles!
This problem pops up is when we begin to ponder over our salvation. We may remember the moment of trusting Christ, but expected something different to take place as a result.
Perhaps, at the time, we felt a rush of emotion. We were excited and motivated to follow God no matter what.
But now that some time has past, everything feels the same again. You feel similar to how you did before you got saved, leaving you to wonder: Am I really saved if I don't feel anything?
The answer to that question is yes, yes and absolutely yes.
Remember: feelings are real, but not always reliable. So, don't let them be the primary indicator for whether your salvation is authentic or not. Instead, let the facts of God's Word be your true sign of your salvation.
Specifically, there are two places in the bible that outline God's promise of grace:
1. Romans 10:9 - "If you openly declare that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved."
To be saved you must confess Christ as Lord and repent of your sins. If you have done this, it's a done deal - you are saved! Don't let doubts cloud the clarity of you being saved.
On the other hand, If you have not trusted Christ as Lord yet, then find a good Christian friend or pastor and ask them how. They'd love to help you with that!
2. Romans 8:38 - "And I am convinced that nothing can ever separate us from God’s love. Neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither our fears for today nor our worries about tomorrow—not even the powers of hell can separate us from God’s love."
Guess what? God isn't going anywhere. He loves you and isn't going to stop loving you. You are good! Don't sweat your salvation, God has it handled.
Your salvation is secured and in Godly hands. Now, get your focus off of that and onto sharing salvation with your friends!