Thank you for your question. You mentioned that you have NEVER REJECTED the Lord. Please don’t be offended, but have you ever ACCEPTED the Lord Jesus as your Savior? I try not to assume things that have not been said. If you have never repented of your sins and trusted in the Lord Jesus as your Savior, please do so right now! The way of salvation is described in Acts 20:21: “solemnly testifying to both Jews and Greeks of repentance toward God and faith in our Lord Jesus Christ” (NASB). Repentance is to have a change of mind. To repent toward God is to change your mind about believing that you are a good person and agreeing with God that you are a sinner. To have faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ is to trust His finished work on Calvary’s cross as the payment for your sins.

After we are saved, then we can never lose our salvation. The Lord Jesus said in John 10:27-29, “27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me: And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My Father, which gave them me, is greater than all; and no man is able to pluck them out of my Father’s hand.” Notice in verse 28 that we are given ETERNAL LIFE, not life until we sin repeatedly.

If you are a believer, then you have a new nature that loves to please the Lord as well as an old, fleshly nature that loves to sin. The Apostle Paul wrote about the struggle between the believer’s old and new natures. We read in Romans 7:18-25, “For I know that in me (that is, in my flesh,) dwelleth no good thing: for to will is present with me; but how to perform that which is good I find not. For the good that I would I do not: but the evil which I would not, that I do. Now if I do that I would not, it is no more I that do it, but sin that dwelleth in me. I find then a law, that, when I would do good, evil is present with me. For I delight in the law of God after the inward man: But I see another law in my members, warring against the law of my mind, and bringing me into captivity to the law of sin which is in my members. O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death? I thank God through Jesus Christ our Lord. So then with the mind I myself serve the law of God; but with the flesh the law of sin.” We see in verse 25 that the road to victory over sin is found in our Lord Jesus Christ. The solution is NOT to try harder not to sin. The answer is to choose, with God’s help, to focus on the Lord Jesus by reading His Word, praying, and fellowshipping with other believers. When we are focused on Christ, then He will give us the power to honor Him and not sin.

When a believer sins, the Lord loves us so much that He won’t leave us alone until we confess our sins to Him. David experienced this after he sinned. David wrote in Psalm 32:3-5, “When I kept silence, my bones waxed old through my roaring all the day long. For day and night thy hand was heavy upon me: my moisture is turned into the drought of summer. Selah. I acknowledged my sin unto thee, and mine iniquity have I not hid. I said, I will confess my transgressions unto the LORD; and thou forgavest the iniquity of my sin. Selah.” Verses 3 and 4 describe David’s anguish before he confessed his sin. Notice in verse 5 that David did not have to “ask for forgiveness.” David confessed his sin, and the Lord forgave him. We do the confessing and God will do the forgiving.

As a word of warning, it is possible for a Christian to sin so severely that the Lord takes that believer home to heaven in death. Please read Acts 5:1-11 for an example of this happening. However, may it not be so for any of us! If you have confessed your sins, then God HAS FORGIVEN YOU!  If you are a believer, then He WILL NEVER FORSAKE YOU! The Lord tells us in the last part of Hebrews 13:5, “I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee.”  (DJ)  (580.2)