And I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; neither shall anyone snatch them out of My hand.
How comforting to know that God holds us securely in His hand, cradling us with great care and compassion. If you find yourself exhausted in the middle of a difficult season, be assured of several things.
Every detail of your life is filtered through the loving fingers of our Father. Nothing and no one can tear you away from Him. He is not shocked or alarmed by the drama or tragedy in your life.
Whatever you perceive as your greatest weakness, whatever is lacking in you, in the place that you feel the ugliest and the least lovable…you are His. Now and forever. He will not disown or throw you away. You are precious in His sight.
He cannot wait to swoop you up and pull you in close. Zephaniah 3:17 says that He delights in you as He sings with joy. Imagine His lips on your forehead as He hums a lullaby. You belong to Him.
Run to Him as fast as your tired legs can carry you. Throw out your arms in complete trust. He will swing you up, pull you close, and call you His own.
He won’t give you up, and He won’t give up on you. You are accepted in the Beloved (Ephesians 1:6). He’s got you. Better things are on the way.
May the Lord bless you and keep you. May the Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious unto you and give you His peace. May you experience the blessed assurance of belonging to Him as He pulls you close and fills you with hope for a better tomorrow.
Today's Bible Reading:
Psalms & Proverbs