“But you, beloved, building yourselves up in your most holy faith and praying in the Holy Spirit, keep yourselves in the love of God, waiting for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ that leads to eternal life. And have mercy on those who doubt.” Jude 1:20-22 ESV
Being a Christian is not easy. We hold beliefs that are contrary to the rest of the world. The world believes they are in control, and that they are ultimately responsible for their salvation.
Christians, however, trust in the Lord Jesus Christ for salvation. We are incapable of saving ourselves, and would be damned to the lake of fire if not for the grace of our Lord, who by grace provides the faith required to believe. It is not of our doing. We just have to hold fast to the faith.
Father, forgive us our sins and keep us from evil. Remind us, constantly, that we belong to the family of God.