“…My Father is greater than I” (John 14:28, NKJV).
As a tiny human being in an immense universe, Jesus needed to know that His Daddy was bigger and stronger than Him. And He did know it – to His deepest core. This gave Him the profound sense of security and confidence with which He walked through His thirty-three years in a vulnerable human body with a vulnerable human soul. He knew He could safely nestle into loving arms much bigger than His, and belong. He knew that, together, He and Daddy could take on the world.
He offers you this same heart knowledge today. Your Daddy is greater than you. Not only that, but whatever vexing, weighty circumstance you are facing right now – He is greater than that too. His greatness trumps your weaknesses, and His infinite might trumps any weapon formed against you. Yes, His limitless power trumps any enemy that could seek your harm… so much so that we can trumpet out the question, “If God is for us, who can be against us???” Every demon in hell knows that the answer is… NO ONE!!!
Do you face fears that you will not be able to follow the Lord well enough? That your falterings will jeopardize the fulfillment of your God-given longings and dreams? That your failings will derail what amazing future He might give you if only you could serve Him more faithfully?
He wants to set those fears at ease right now with His beautiful love. Jesus speaks these words to comfort and assure our hearts: “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me… My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand” (John 10:27, 29, NKJV, bold emphasis mine).
Hear these truths from His heart right now, and speak them out in agreement with Him:
- I am His sheep. His very own.
- I do know His voice.
- I do follow Him.
- I have been given to Jesus. I belong to Him. After giving up His life in a torturous death to make me His, there’s no way He’s ever going to let me go.
- My Father is greater than I. He is greater than all. His ability to keep me in His hand trumps my inability to follow Him perfectly. I am His. He’s got me. Forever.
Feel Him squeeze your hand. Look up into His eyes sparkling with delight that you are His. And walk forward with great confidence. Your Father is greater than you.
What would life look like, if we were always at rest in His love?