“I give them eternal life, and they shall never perish; no one will snatch them out of my hand.” (John 10:28 NIV)
We are held securely by God. Your worst day does not loosen God’s grip of love on you. Our excuses, failures, broken promises, and patched up best attempts never sways God’s incredible love towards us. Nothing can or will, for His love is constant.
“There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.” (1 John 4:18 NIV)
Fear and punishment cannot exist where perfect love dwells. God’s love dwells in us and drives out the fear of punishment in our lives. God’s full judgement and punishment for sin fell on Jesus at the cross when He took the full weight and penalty of our sin – past, present and future. This one act demonstrated God’s judgement, but also His undeserved grace and amazing love towards us. Now we are safe in the arms of love. There is no punishment left to give, for we are now perfect in Christ, held in the arms of love. What safety and joy there is in knowing we are forever loved by God!