"Nevertheless I am continually with You; You hold me by my right hand." Psalm 73:23
Hello, my dearly loved friend,
My, adopted in my heart, grandson Mark was here for two days. He is growing so fast, going to be in the 7th grade this coming school year. It seems like yesterday I would hold his hand to keep him safe when crossing the street, or to keep him from getting lost in a crowd. Often, I grabbed his little hand to keep him from stumbling when he was coming down the stairs. Grandmas do that when they love their sweet precious little ones.
The Psalmist said, “My steps had nearly slipped” (72:2). Lately, Jim and I have had lots of bumps in the road and that is when I get out my cd player and start to sing old gospel. Loud! It’s both a plea and an affirmation. Lately I’ve been singing: Many things about tomorrow, I don’t seem to understand, But I know who holds tomorrow, and I know who holds my hand.
Do you remember that chorus? Another song I belt out is, Leaning on the Everlasting Arms. I’m sure some of you are facing trials, and if you and I are not vigilant, it’s easy to slip in our faith and become discouraged and lose hope.
Dear ones, don’t fret. God is very near and longs to hold your hand. Whatever reminds you of His Presence, be it meditating on His Word, walking in nature, prayer, just do it until you feel His everlasting arms embracing you. Jesus said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out and it was completely restored” (Matt. 12:13). Stretch forth your hand in faith, dear one. Hope, healing, and restoration are on their way.
Reaching for His hand, now and always, Linda