You have been given the faith that set you free, you have been given the hidden key to freedom (God’s Word), and even though the power is not yours, you have been given the only power that frees.
Freedom is service; we are free to serve for no selfish reason at all because we have been served by Christ. Freedom is struggle; struggle against the sinful nature, struggle against the yoke of the law, and struggle to be on the lookup for the snares of temptation. But freedom also means we can grow fruits of faith through our new man who is connected to Christ.
You are elected (predestined) by the Father, who is ruling over all creation because he loves you, You are sanctified (set apart) by the Spirit so that you have the obedience that is faith. Therefor you trust that you are justified by the Son because he is your savior.
When you trust in Christ, you are a member of the invisible church of all believers, and it is God’s word that gives you that trust through the Holy Spirit, who is working to make you believe.
He purchased and won all sheep into his eternal flock. That is comforting for you because you are his little lamb and he has saved you. All credit for salvation belongs to him; he did all of the work. You will arrive safely into Heaven, cleansed by his blood, wearing a robe of righteousness, and there he will eternally pasture you on the waters of life.
All of us, like Saul before he became the apostle Paul, were an enemy living in a delusion, and the Lord had to reveal himself to break that delusion. The Lord has used and continues to use crosses to discipline and chasten us. The Lord sent a weak human being with the Means of Grace, and He used that Means of Grace to heal us (by giving us our new man). Finally, the Lord gives us the commission to tell others what God has done.
Despite many attempts to silence the good news that Jesus is risen, we see God working because He wants us to know that message cannot be silenced. When God calls on us, sometimes we spread it with a gentle whisper, and sometimes we shout it from the rooftops, as God presents the opportunities. We are never quiet, though, because He is risen.