23. ARE YOU PERHAPS AFRAID?
Are you afraid to take this step? Perhaps you have previously accepted the Lord as your Saviour and you feel that it didn't work; now you are afraid to try again. Scripture promises salvation to those who stand firm to the end (Matt 24:13) and you may feel that you have failed to stand firm before. However, we do not have to rely on our own ability to complete the race. We can merely cling to the promise of Jesus: "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." (John 10:27, 28)
The Lord Jesus himself said: "Whoever comes to me I will never drive away." (John 6:37) And also: "I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life." (John 5:24) Please trust Him! Do not be afraid! Open your heart to Him so that He can enter.