She started to read her Bible in her alone time. God’s Word became more and more important to her. One night after church, she went back to her room and in private she prayed, “Lord Jesus, I am not sure that I am forgiven. I believe in you. I want you to live in me. Will you forgive me?” Again, Jesus’ voice did not speak out loud, but this time He reminded her of a Bible verse that she had memorized as a little child in Sunday school. It is I John 1:9, “If we confess our sins He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”
Did it say she was forgiven? It sure did. If she confessed her sins this verse promised God’s faithfulness and justice to forgive her. Now she could be sure that Jesus had forgiven her. Doubt finally left, not because of a good feeling, but because the Bible said so.
The fear of hell disappeared because Jesus paid for her sins and forgave her. Assurance took its place in her life where fear had been been in control for so long. Besides that, she had found Jesus to be her best friend, one who would never leave her.
Our little girlfriend has the most wonderful friend now. What is His name? It is Jesus. Does she still get afraid and lonesome? Sometimes, but that is when Jesus helps her. He reminds her of His promises in the Bible. She can feel safe because He is in charge of everything.
Is she glad she is a Christian? She sure is and I brought her here to tell you so. Her name is Wendy. I am that little girl. I hope you are all busy learning about Jesus at Sunday school. Listen well, memorize your Bible verses, because Jesus will remind you of the things you learn here when you grow up. He will talk to you from the Bible.