Harris Dvores

Many of us have shared the gospel with people we love, only to have them respond very badly. You look back on it and wonder, what if I had done things differently? What if I had said this, or not done that? And, deep down, you feel that, in some way, it is your fault that they don't believe.

If you have ever felt this way, then hear me now. It is not your fault that your loved one is unsaved. You are not to blame for their unbelief.

How can I say this with such assurance, not even knowing the particulars of your situation? I do so on the authority of sacred scripture. No one can say that Jesus is Lord except by the Holy Spirit. You can plant a seed; you can water it; but only God can make it grow. It is not given to you to save anyone.

And since you cannot save anyone, you cannot be to blame for their being unsaved. Whatever guilt you have carried inside over this, lay it down now. You are free of it. This burden was . . .