Devotion for January 25, 2024

“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:28, NIV)

When our granddaughter was a toddler and we were walking with the family, if she was unsure of something she would reach up and take the hand of the closest adult that she knew, that was safe, and loved her. What a beautiful picture of our relationship with God the Father.

As we grow up through our teen years and into adulthood we tend to not take anyone’s hand. We know what we’re doing right? And so it is with God. After you put your hand in God’s hand, there will be times you’re going to want to let go. But no matter how your feelings or circumstances change, God is steady, sure, and faithful. When you become a Christian, He promises to keep you saved until heaven. Jesus said, “I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand” (John 10:28, NIV).

There have been times in my life when I have said, “God, it’s not convenient to be a follower of Jesus right now. I’d like to let go for a little bit.” God says, “Well, you might want to let go of me, but I’m not letting go of you. You are in my hand, and no one can snatch you out.”

How big do you think God’s hand is? Do you think it’s so small that you can get to the edge of it? His hands are bigger than the universe. You’ll never get to the edge of God’s hands. You’ll never get to the end of God’s love.

Once you are born again, you can’t be unborn. Once your name is written in the eternal book of life, it’s written in indelible ink, the blood of Christ. Once you’re saved, you are always saved.

You don’t know what your future holds or how many years you’ve got left. You might lose everything, but you will never lose your salvation. Even when the world seems to have gone mad, you have a loving Father who is working things out for good.

Be confident and rest assured that the One who holds you in His hand will never let you go.

Prayer

Father, I thank You for holding me always, even when I let go with my foolish, sinful ways. I thank You for loving me enough to always be there, no matter the circumstances. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.

Stay encouraged!

Pastor Mike

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