Hold His Hand A Little Tighter
This precious picture is my granddaughter Ellie at school, holding mommy's hand close to her heart. The preschool had all the moms decorate their "hands" and they give them to the kids at rest time. Even though Ellie can't physically hold her mama's hand, this little laminated piece of paper can take away her hurts, her scared feelings, her restlessness. It is her source of comfort. All of us who are moms can relate. We look at this sweet picture and it touches our hearts and the yearning to be a comfort for our children is felt deeply. We understand. Can you see where I'm going with this? God understands. God yearns to comfort us. God wants us to know His hand is holding us up when we are restless, hurting or scared. He tells us~"I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee." Isaiah 42:6 And as David talks about God, he tells us this~ "Thy right hand hath holden me up, and thy gentleness hath made me great" Psalm 18:35b. God's gentleness. Think about those words. His gentleness. He is holding us and He is gentle. Just as Jessica poured all her love into decorating that hand for Ellie, knowing how much comfort it would bring her, God has poured His love into a book just for us. The Bible. Our source of comfort. In it He tells us that He is holding us. He tells us in Psalm 139 that He is acquainted with all our ways, that there isn't a word we speak that He doesn't know about. There is no where we could go that God isn't there. His hand will lead and hold us. Even when we are scared in the dark of night, He will make it shine like the day. Gods thoughts toward us are precious and if we could count them they would be more than the sand. And when we awake~ He is still with us. Let God's Word be your source of comfort. Turn to it when you have lost your way. Soak in the peace it gives every day. Take a moment to think about the gentleness you have toward your children and how very precious they are to you. That cannot compare to how our Father feels toward us. Today~whatever you might be going through~ reach out and hold His hand a little tighter. You may have lost the grip, but He never has and never will. Let Him hold you up, then rest in Him~with your hand tucked safely in His.
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