God has a hold on you
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.
The Christian life isn’t just a matter of you and me holding on and hoping for the best. No, the Christian life is actually about God holding you and me in his grip, and us trusting him to not let go.
You see, as believers in the Lord Jesus Christ, you and I are still going to stumble and fall. God understands our humanity. And he knows our possibilities for greatness as well as our possibilities for failure.
Think about the apostle Peter and Jesus at the time just before the crucifixion. Peter told Jesus there was no way that he would ever deny him. And yet, he did just as Jesus said he would.
Jesus knew in advance about the shame, regret, and the complete sense of failure that Peter would experience. He knew all about it! Yet God was holding onto Peter every step of the way, and restored him in a mighty and extraordinary way to build his church.
A personal failure is a painful thing and it can send you reeling on a detour from the path that God has for you. It’s easy to feel so lost that you wonder if God even knows where you are. But I assure you that the Lord knows exactly where you are and he knows exactly what’s going on in your life.
So live your life with the great joy that comes with knowing Christ and the power of his redemption. When you fall, get back up and embrace his grace and forgiveness. And remember that he has you in his grip and nothing can take you out of his hand.
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE IS ABOUT GOD HOLDING YOU IN HIS GRIP AND YOU TRUSTING HIM TO NOT LET GO.