We all have those days. We feel lousy and begin to wonder, “Am I really saved?” Today’s devotional should help lift you up. God bless you.
Because of Calvary,
John 20:17 English Standard Version (ESV)
17 Jesus said to her, “Do not cling to me, for I have not yet ascended to the Father; but go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’”
“I was reading, in the Life of the famous Thomas Boston, the author of The Fourfold State, that, one day, he was very burdened and depressed in spirit, and was walking up and down his room in great trouble about his own standing before God; for, mark you, they who lead others to Christ, and help others to confidence in him, often have tremblings in their own soul; and Boston had at that time. It happened that his little daughter was in the room, and she said to him, ‘Father, Jesus said, “Go to my brethren.” They were his brethren still, though they had forsaken him.’ Boston said, ‘In a moment, I caught at that.’ They were his brethren still, although there was one of them who had denied him with oaths and curses; yet that very one was specially mentioned by the angel who said, ‘Tell his disciples and Peter.’ All the rest forsook him and fled; yet Jesus said, ‘Go to my brethren.’ This is a tie which you cannot break.”
[Charles Haddon Spurgeon, The Metropolitan Tabernacle Pulpit XLIV, (London: Passmore and Alabaster, 1898), p. 138]