From beginning to end, the Bible proclaims this simple truth: God loves you.
Why, then, hasn’t God apparently come into your life? The key word is apparently. If you have confessed your sin and acknowledged that Jesus is your Lord, who died on the cross for you and rose again to give you eternal life, then God has promised to forgive you and save you. God does not lie, and He has promised that if we truly commit our life to Christ, He will save us and come into our life. Salvation is God’s gift to you – a gift paid for by Christ’s sacrifice of Himself for you.
If you confess with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved.
Billy Graham – Wisdom for Each Day