For I am the LORD, your God, who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you. Isaiah 41:13 (NIV)
Hold on. Hold on to what? Hold on to me. Take a hold of my hand. Is there a reason that I will need to hold on to you? Yes, there will be a whole host of reasons that you will need to hold on tightly to me. You are in for the ride of your life. Your life will not be dull. You will not be bored. You will not sleep walk through a bland and dreary life. You will encounter twists and turns. You will experience ups and downs. You will go through challenges. You will face difficulties. You will climb high. You will travel low. You will go where you did not expect to go. You will do what you did not plan on doing. You will be filled with wonder. You will encounter doubt. You will be challenged by fear. You will grow in your faith as you hold on to me. You will never be alone. I will be with you. I will help you. I will lead you through life. You can count on me. Then, I will hold on tightly to you. That will be very good.
Let’s talk a little more about holding on to me. As you hold on to me what do you think you will receive from me? As I hold on to you I will receive your guidance. I will hear your voice. I will listen to your instructions. I will follow your direction. I will go where you guide me. I will do what you ask of me. What else? I will receive whatever I need in life as I hold on to you. Like what? As I hold on to you I will be encouraged and strengthened. I will be revived and refreshed. You will help me to know and do your will. You will make me able to accomplish your purposes and plans. I will be able to go and do what you have planned for me to do for you. Why is that? As I hold on to you, I will see what you are doing. I will join you in the work that you are giving me to do. I will live the life that you are calling me to live. That’s right.
What will you let go of as you hold on to me? As I hold on to you, I will let go of my own wisdom and understanding. I will stop relying on myself. I let go of trusting in my own gifts, talents and abilities. I will rely on you for all that I need. You will give me your wisdom and understanding. You will give me ability. You will be my strength as I hold on to you. Yes, I will.
Heavenly Father, I need you to take a hold of my hand right now. I can’t walk through life all alone. Thank you that your hand gives me all I need just when I need it. I love and trust you. It is so good that my life is in your hands. Amen
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