Ephesians 2:8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God.
This is a verse I see a lot of people struggle with. The thought that there is nothing we can do to ensure our salvation is a scary one. But it also can be a very humbling and comforting thought.
If we dissect this verse a bit, we find that through our faith we are saved by God’s grace. Paul tells us this grace comes to us, not because of anything we did or didn’t do, but it is a gift from God. Have you ever thought that you don’t deserve this gift? I struggled with this for a long time.