Sometimes people respond to this question with, “I’m trying”, or “I hope so”, or “I’m not sure”. These statements indicate that “you are not certain” if you have the Grace of God in your heart. God wants you to be certain about your stand in Christ.
Christ lets man know that every sin is forgiven. Christ lets man know he is right and the heart is clean. No trying to get it! Man has nothing to do with having a clean heart. Heart cleansing is what Jesus does and you will know it when Jesus does it! You will be certain about your changed heart and life. No hoping for it. No trying to get it. You will have certainty about your forgiveness, Salvation, and right-standing in the eyes of Christ. When the heart is right you will know.
Children of God are made right by God Almighty. Righteousness flows from Calvary into the believing soul. The conscience is freed and made clear from the guilt of sin. There is therefore “now” no condemnation. You will know it too!
Man should never “try” to get Saving Grace. If you try you will miss. Salvation is not based on your trying. Saving Grace is found through your “trust and belief” in what Christ did for you personally. If you continue “trying” you may never receive the Grace of God that bringeth Salvation.
Salvation is what Christ does. Forgiveness is what Christ does. Your righteousness is what Christ does within your heart. Belief in Christ “brings” righteousness. You can know for sure. You can be certain about your changed heart. All this certainty and assurance is not based on your trying. It is however; based on what Christ did in your character and make-up.
If your heart is right in the eyes of Christ it’s because Christ made you that way. Not because of what you do. Then you will quit trying and realize Jesus did it. You won’t have to hope or keep your fingers crossed…you will know the heart is clean and right. You will be certain and have assurance in your heart. You will mind the Holy Spirit. You will be ready when Christ comes back…like a thief in the night. You will be aware and conscious to His return! No guess-work!