So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. NIV
God could not have been more clear. What a beautiful, beautiful verse.
There is nothing to fear because God, the creator of the universe, the beginning and the end, is with me.
I shouldn’t worry, because He is my God, and once I’ve figured that out, everything else will fall into its rightful place.
The message translates that last phrase, “I’ll hold you steady, keep a firm grip on you.”
I love that.
For a variety of reasons, I don’t have very good balance, consequently, I fall down a lot.
One of the most comforting things about my precious husband is that he gets that, and, while I always seem to find myself unprepared for the inevitable fall, he is on the lookout. I can’t count the number of times that I have stumbled as we’ve been walking and he’s reached out and kept me from hitting the ground. It is at those times that he always calmly says, “I’ve gotcha.” Those words are such a comfort, and, it is exceedingly nice to hit the ground less frequently!
God has that grip on my life, my future, my eternity.
I’ll think about that today.