14 Nov 2017

Place Your Hand in God’s

by Richard Reed

Start by reading…Galatians 3-4Psalm 73Proverbs 14

Having two sons and two daughters has made life interesting, particularly in seeing their different traits and abilities develop as they grew up.

It is said that sons favour their mothers and daughters their fathers. I’m not entirely sure this is correct, but I believe there is some truth that sons will look for a girlfriend with the traits of their mothers and daughters for boyfriends with the traits of their fathers. I have always tried to treat my girls in such a way that they would look for similar positive traits in a boyfriend. I have always treated them with respect, opened doors for them and held their hands, even when they were teenagers.

In Psalm 73:23-26, we read of God holding our hand:

Yet I still belong to you;
you hold my right hand.
You guide me with your counsel,
leading me to a glorious destiny.
Whom have I in heaven but you?
I desire you more than anything on earth.
My health may fail, and my spirit may grow weak,
but God remains the strength of my heart;
he is mine forever.

A father holds his children’s hands for a short while, but God holds our hands for a lifetime. If we will take hold of God’s hand, He will lead us, direct us, comfort us and hold us up when we are weak. He will lift us up when we have fallen.

The psalmist shows that, whatever happens to us, we still belong to God. Even if our health fails and our spirit grows weak, God will not let us go.

Pause and reflect: Place you hand in Gods today. Give your burdens and anxieties to him. Allow him to lead and direct your life. Whatever your circumstance, know that God is always for you. He is yours forever.

Richard Reed
Richard Reed

Richard and his wife Mandie have four children. He has worked for an IT financial servicing company for more than twenty years, working with all the major banks in the UK. He has been a lay preacher for twenty years and is trained as a Christians Against Poverty (CAP) money coach. Richard is on the core leadership team at Victory Church Cwmbran and is passionate about bringing people to Jesus and seeing them released from financial burdens.

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