This may sound silly to you, but I take great comfort in the fact that God holds my hand. I like to know that He is right there beside me, holding on to me. Psalm 37, which happens to be one of my favorites, says in verses 23 and 24: “The Lord directs the steps of the godly. He delights in every detail of their lives. Though they stumble, they will never fall, for the Lord holds them by the hand.”
Have you ever tried ice-skating? It is always a good idea to have a skilled skater to hold on to your hand so that if you slip and stumble, you won’t fall flat on the ice.
I am so glad that my Father holds my hand through this life. Life can take us through many situations, but we know that God is always hanging on to us. The Psalmist says: “I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.” (Psalm 63:8)
Isaiah 41 reinforces this idea: “Don’t be afraid, for I am with you. Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with my victorious right hand… For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you…”
Have you ever sung this song?
“Jesus hold my hand
I need thee every hour
Through this pilgrim land
Protect me by thy power.
Hear my feeble plea
O Lord look down on me
When I kneel in prayer I hope to meet you there
Blessed Jesus hold my hand”
Stay tuned for part 2! God bless you!