WBFN “I Overheard”
“Hold My Hand”
The waves of Lake Michigan were high and splashing
onto the pier one day as I followed a young family
out to a lighthouse. I overheard the young girl say
to her father: “Daddy, please walk alongside me &
hold my hand at this scary part.”
Sometimes life can be scary for us too: Loss of
loved ones. Financial woes. Health problems. As we
carry these heavy burdens and cares, we long for a
strong hand to hold ours to keep us steady and secure.
When Joshua took over the leadership of Israel,
Moses reminded him of God’s help in tough times.
In the difficult days to come, Joshua would need
to remember to trust God and His promises. Moses said,
“The Lord, He is the One who goes before you.
He will be with you, He will not leave you nor forsake
you; do not fear nor be dismayed” (Deut. 31:8).
Isaiah 41:13 encourages us with these words from
God: “I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand,
saying to you, ‘Fear not, I will help you.’ ”
When life gets scary, God is with us, we can hold
His strong hand.
This song by Lowell Alexander reminds us of God’s
presence: “You will face mountains so steep, deserts
so long, and valleys so deep. Sometimes the journey’s
gentle, sometimes the cold winds blow. But I want you
to remember, I want you to know you will never walk
alone. . . . Jesus will be right beside you all
the way.” (© 2004 Lowell Alexander).
He’ll walk alongside us and hold our hand at the
From Our Daily Bread
“Fears flee in the light of God’s presence.”
put together by Monica
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