Jude 1 (NLT) “I am writing to all who have been called by God the Father, who loves you and keeps you safe in the care of Jesus.”
This verse struck me during my devotions, bringing me to a halt, making me stop and think. I’ve read it countless times, probably skimmed over it more frequently than I would care to admit. But this day the words “keeps you safe in the care of Jesus” stirred something deep within. Not a brand new revelation, but a reaffirming, a reminding.
All too often, I let myself get caught up in the busyness of life, in the concerns of day-to-day living. At times, I lose sight of who I am in Jesus, of my redemption and salvation, of the protection of the Blood.
This verse jerked me out of myself and my concerns and worries. It refreshed the revelation of who I am in Him. I am called by Him. I am loved by Him. And I am safe in His care in every area of my life: spiritually, mentally, physically, financially, and socially.
When the clouds of depression and doubt assail my mind and my emotions, I am safe and protected. They can’t harm me, unless I choose to give in to them, to dwell on the negative messages from Satan. And that is just what Satan wants me to do—focus on what he says about my dreams never coming to pass, about failing, about never being what I know God has called me to be.
But I am safe in the love and care of Jesus. I am immune from the attacks of Satan as long as I remember the safety of His love, the power of His words, and the protection of His covenant.
We are safe in Him.