"I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me - just as the Father knows me and I know the Father - and I lay down my life for the sheep." - Jesus (John 10:14, 15)
Jesus knows what each of us are going through. I believe that he knows his sheep - the people that belong to him - even at a deeper level. Does he know you? Do you know him?
Jesus says that his sheep know his voice. Shepherds in the Middle East in those days led their sheep and the sheep followed their shepherd's voice. How did they recognize it? Well, it takes time to get to know the shepherd's voice - time spent together. Do you know Jesus' voice? What has he been saying to you? Are you trusting him with your troubles and receiving his comfort?
"Give all your worries and cares to God, for he cares about you" 1 Peter 5:7.
When we follow Jesus and he leads us to places that we might not have chosen for ourselves, our natural inclination may be to worry or be afraid. Jesus tells us not to be afraid but to follow him anyway. Trust the shepherd. Listen to his voice. He knows you, what you are going through and what you need. Is he inviting you on a new adventure? Are there uncertainties? Give him your worries - after all he knows you and loves you. And, he is powerful to help and protect you. Awesome, don't you think?