Is there any way I can know—really know—that I am going to go to heaven when I die? I believe in Jesus and have given my life to Him, but I still can't say that I know beyond doubt that I'll go to heaven.
Imagine for a moment that you owed the bank an enormous amount of money — far beyond your ability to repay, even in the best of times. Even if you worked hard the rest of your life, you knew you’d never be able to earn enough to pay this debt — and yet it had to be repaid or you’d lose everything.
Seemingly, your situation was hopeless.
But then suppose the banker’s son came along and befriended you — and not only that, but he offered to pay the debt for you. Would you accept his offer? Of course you would — and if you did, the debt would be canceled forever, and you’d be free from your fears of ever losing your possessions.
This is somewhat similar to what Jesus Christ did for you. You owed God a debt far greater than you could ever repay — a debt caused by sin. And no matter how good you were or how hard you tried, you could never be good enough to erase that debt. But Jesus Christ, the Son of God, did it for you! By His death on the cross He paid the price for our redemption, and now our sins are forgiven — completely!
The Bible says, “God made you alive with Christ. He forgave us all our sins” (Colossians 2:13). Remember: If you have trusted Christ, He has made you a member of His family forever — and nothing can ever change that. Thank Him right now for His love for you — a love that will never end and will carry you to eternal life in heaven.