Calvin was well aware of the struggles that many people have with election. Most common is the objection, "But that's not fair!" That is not my concern this morning, as it is commonly dealt with elsewhere. Less frequently discussed is the fear that this doctrine sometimes produces in Christians who wonder, "Am I one of the chosen? Did God pick me for salvation, or do I just wish He had."
Commenting on Acts 13:48, "... as many as had been appointed to eternal life believed." Calvin says:
Again, because many entangle themselves in doubtful and thorny imaginations, whilst that they seek for their salvation in the hidden counsel of God, let us learn that the election of God is therefore approved by faith, that our minds may be turned unto Christ, as unto the pledge of election, and that they may seek no other certainty save that which is revealed to us in the gospel; I say, let this seal suffice us, that "whosoever believeth in the only-begotten Son of God hath eternal life," (John 3:36).