Sometimes I struggle with feelings of insecurity. John 10:22-30 often helps me overcome.
In this passage Jesus is in Solomon’s Temple with people surrounding Him. They say, “If You are the Messiah, tell us plainly.”
Jesus replies, “I did tell you, but you don’t believe Me because you aren’t My sheep” (verse 25).
In verse 27 He says, “My sheep listen to My voice; I know them, and they follow Me.”
My thought: I am one of Jesus’ sheep. I listen to His voice. He knows me and I follow Him.
Jesus says in verses 29-30, “My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of My Father’s hand. I and the Father are one.”
Ephesians 3:6 also encourages me: “And this is God’s plan: Both Gentiles and Jews who believe the Good News…belong to Christ Jesus.“- New Living Translation) [The Good News is that we can have forgiveness of sins and be reconciled to God through Jesus Christ because of what He has done for us.]
I belong to Christ Jesus.
Other verses which help me replace insecurity with truth (Quoted from the Holman Christian Standard Bible):
Psalm 100:3-4 Acknowledge that the Lord is God. He made us, and we are His–His people, the sheep of His pasture. Enter His gates with thanksgiving and His courts with praise. Give thanks to Him and praise His name.
Isaiah 43:1 Now this is what the Lord says–the One who created you, Jacob, and the One who formed you, Israel–“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by name; you are Mine.”
Romans 14:8 If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord. Therefore, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.
Thank You, Lord, that I am securely Yours.