Holding On and Being Held

psalm-63-8-cling-to-you-hold-handAs we paddled in the lake, the rocks were getting a little slippy and so my daughter took my hand.

As we waded deeper she held my hand tighter and I made sure that I had a good grip on her hand so that I was holding her securely.

This all happened several years ago, but I remembered it recently as I was reading Psalm 63. David, who wrote the Psalm was depressed, discouraged and deflated and he prayed to God, saying:

‘I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely’ (Psalm 63.8).

Psalm 63 is one of my favourite Psalms and I love the way that it reminds us that God holds us securely as we cling to him.

As my daughter clung to me in the lake I could have let go or pushed her into the water, but what kind of parent would do that?

God is our loving father and if we choose to cling to him then he will hold us securely.

It’s comforting to know that when we are clinging on for dear life, that God clings onto us with dear love.

 

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About honestaboutmyfaith

Hi, my name is Graeme and I’m married to a very patient wife. We have 4 children, 2 rabbits, a terrapin (and not a lot of peace and quiet!). I’m a Baptist Minister who is especially interested in making Church accessible to people who have no church background and also in how we disciple people in order to equip them to live out their faith in the 21st Century. I am also a member of the Eastern Baptist Association's Council with responsibility for Mission Strategy.
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