You are His.
What a blessing. What an honor. What a joy. What makes each of these truths so sweet is more than you being His. As children adopted into the family of God, we receive a Father. Not only are you His, but He is yours.
Last week we saw that when we are His we a kept safe and secure in knowledge that He is in control. But it is more than that. How does being His look practically? That’s what I want to know. It’s what I need to know if I’m going to live what I believe.
Practically, Christ being ours means we have an advocate. We have One on our side who is fighting for us, encouraging us, and loving us.
“For we do not have a high priest who is unable to sympathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are- yet was without sin. Let us then approach the throne of grace with confidence, so that we may receive mervy and find grace to help us in our time of need.” Hebrews 4:15-16
The truth that He is yours matters because we have a Savior who, as the unknown author of Hebrews states, knows exactly what we are going through. We are not drowning out at sea with God in Heaven wishing He knew what we were feeling. The difference between us and Christ is not that we are tempted. It is not that we experience hardships. The difference is that we sin, and He did not.
This means that we struggle and fail, and Christ struggled but was victorious.
“‘Where, O death, is your victory? Where, O death, is your sting?’ The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. But thanks be to God! He gives us the vitory through our Lord Jesus Christ.” 1 Corinthians 15:55-57
Cling to this, my friends! Find rest knowing that where you are and the struggles you are facing are not unknown to Christ. Approach the throne of grace with confidence! Receive the mercy offered to you by Christ and find help in your need. Christ is sufficient. His grace is sufficient, as Paul says in 2 Corinthians 12:9-10.
God promises through Paul in 1 Corinthians 10:13 that “No temptation has seized you except what is common to man. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are temped, he will also provide a way out so that you can stand up under it.”
The verse in Hebrews talks about receiving mercy in your time of need. What is your ‘time of need’ right now? What is plaguing your thoughts and causing you to lack trust in God’s goodness? In God’s plan?
You are not alone. Surrender your concerns, your fears, and your situation- your ‘time of need’- to the God who watches over you. Cling to the promise that you are His. And because of that, He is yours.