27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.
28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand.
29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father's hand. - John 10:27-29
It is such a privilege to meditate on this truth...He knows us individually, personally, intimately. He knows each of our individual desires, joys, fears. He knows what each of us need to feel protected and loved, to feel content and peaceful, and He knows what brings each of us joy. He knows our every thought, He knows our deepest secrets, He knows what motivates us and what makes us tick.
He also knows our fears and our failures, He knows our grief and our struggles. He knows our weakness and our idols, He knows our distractions. He knows our heart better than us, He sees those places in our hearts that we can’t even see.
And with it all, He wants the very best for us. He has created a specific plan for each of us, and that starts exactly where we are, where He's working to refine us and grow us to be more like Him. That refinement process can be so challenging, so heartbreaking - we often need to be broken to see those hidden places in our hearts that are not fully surrendered to Him. But He will not let us perish in our trials, and He will not let any of us be snatched out of His hand...not so long as we continue to seek Him with our hearts and our lives.
Press on ~ you are loved💗