My constant prayer to God for our church is, "Lord have mercy on us!". I confidently believe that God will complete the work of salvation in each of His children – He will not let even one be snatched out of His hand. But I also know that every Christian must continually "put off" the things that hinder and sin that entangles if they will successfully live the Life which Christ has set for them. Let's hold to both truths with all our strength, depending always on God's strength.
Hebrews 12:1-2 let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith