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"Nothing Seems To Be Working!"
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6/1/2012

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From: Jordan T. [address removed]
To: brian@valueoftruth.org
Sent: Tuesday, March 5, 2013 12:51 PM
Subject:

Hey Brian, my name is Jordan. I recently came upon your site about Batting Bad Thoughts. I felt like you were the only person who truly understood every thought in my mind. I was wondering if you had a moment to talk to me about some questions I have. Thank you

-J.T
god bless

On Mar 5, 2013, at 1:12 PM, brian p wrote:

Hey Jordan,
Yes, I have time to answer some of your questions. Go ahead.
-----Brian

From: Jordan T. [address removed]
To: brian p [brian@valueoftruth.org]
Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 2:55 AM
Subject: Re:

Well, I am a new christian and am finding that its not so simple like everyone else makes it out to be. I have hardcore ocd in the mind about my christianity. It scares me because i have to constantly assure myself im saved and i dont know what to do about it. I literally question myself so much it makes me tired. I wanna do what God wants, i just hope this is all apart of his plan. I pray about it every night and morning, but nothing seems to be working. I always have to question myself and its annoying me. I am tired of living the way i have in the past, and have accepted his gift. But that doesnt seem to be enough in my head.

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From: brian p [brian@valueoftruth.org]
To: Jordan T. [address removed]
Sent: Wednesday, March 6, 2013 3:42 PM
Subject: Re:

"37 All that the Father giveth me shall come to me; and him that cometh to me I will in no wise cast out.
38 For I came down from heaven, not to do mine own will, but the will of him that sent me.
39 And this is the Father's will which hath sent me, that of all which he hath given me I should lose nothing, but should raise it up again at the last day.
40 And this is the will of him that sent me, that every one which seeth the Son, and believeth on him, may have everlasting life: and I will raise him up at the last day." - John 6:37-40

"27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me:
28 And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand.
29 My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father's hand.
30 I and my Father are one." - John 10:27-30

"11 And now I am no more in the world, but these are in the world, and I come to thee. Holy Father, keep through thine own name those whom thou hast given me, that they may be one, as we are.
12 While I was with them in the world, I kept them in thy name: those that thou gavest me I have kept, and none of them is lost, but the son of perdition; that the scripture might be fulfilled." - John 17:11-12

"They went out from us, but they were not of us; for if they had been of us, they would no doubt have continued with us: but they went out, that they might be made manifest that they were not all of us." - 1 John 2:19

"38 Now the just shall live by faith: but if any man draw back, my soul shall have no pleasure in him.
39 But we are not of them who draw back unto perdition; but of them that believe to the saving of the soul." - Hebrews 10:38-39

Jordan,
All of these scripture verses prove that a truly saved individual cannot be lost.... The reason why is because Jesus keeps those who he saves. It's like having a million dollars. If I had a million dollars, I know for a fact I would not lose it, because I would do everything in my power to KEEP that money. Likewise, God does everything in his power to KEEP us because we are more valuable to him than a million dollars.

I have found that when I suffer with OCD thoughts, I must read the Psalms.... Mostly Psalms chapter 119. I find that this one chapter in the whole Bible brings more comfort than almost any other chapter in the Bible.

I hope this helps.

----------Brian

IF YOU DIED TODAY, WOULD YOU GO TO HEAVEN?

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