14 Nov 2017
Place Your Hand in God’s
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 God’s 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.