I was beginning to despair about my failings. I wasn’t doing enough or I was doing too much. I wasn’t appreciative enough or kind enough of my friends. I wasn’t praying enough. I wasn’t reading my Bible enough. The list went on and on. I was full of negative thoughts, no doubt prompted by the devil. He is very active.

Then I read the following from the Bible (which I did not read enough). ‘My sheep listen to my voice. I know them and they follow me. I give them eternal life and they shall never perish. No one will snatch them out of my hand ………… no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand.’ John 10:27-29

I still don’t read the Bible enough or prayer sufficiently. But no-one and nothing can snatch my out of my Father’s hand. Fortunately it doesn’t depend on me; it depends on Him.