Thankful Thursdays: A God Who Holds My Hand
It’s Thursday and I’m thankful for a God who holds my hand!
Earlier today, I was leaving the grocery store. As I pushed my shopping cart to the side, I heard a woman behind me tell a toddler in a motherly tone of voice, “Hold my hand.”
I watched as the woman carefully guided the child through the parking lot, watching out to make sure that no car or person would hit or hurt her little girl. And I thought, “Wow! Isn’t that how God interacts with us, His children?”
God offers to hold our hand and help us navigate safely through this treacherous life here on Earth. Just like a mother wouldn’t dream of allowing her child to cross the street or walk through a parking lot without holding her hand so that she could keep her child safe, God doesn’t want us to try to make it through this life here on Earth without Him.
God wants us to hold His hand and trust Him to carefully and skillfully navigate us through the trials, obstacles, heartache, pain and other discouraging or dangerous situations we may face. Why? Because He is our Heavenly Father and He loves us will ALL of His Heart. Keeping us safe and saved in His Kingdom is what He wants.
The Word of God says in Isaiah 41:13 (NIV), “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.”
What a powerful promise from the Almighty God!
Won’t you allow God to hold your hand and help you through life? He is the best person to do so and you can trust Him. He never fails to guide, protect and bless you! And He will always be there for you, even when you cannot sense Him near. He loves you too much to leave you to do life alone.
Always remember that the Creator of the Universe (God) loves you!
Alexis A. Goring
Founder of “God is Love” blog