Remember as a child when you just needed your parent’s hand to not be afraid? I do. In first grade, I was terrified of my French teacher. He was huge (to me). He had a deep resonating voice. Well, he was just plain scary to me. After a couple of horrific days of French class, my mom had to go to school with me. After she sat in class and made me participate in French with this giant man, I wasn’t afraid anymore. It’s so funny now because after her coming to school and holding my hand through that class, I loved French!
I can’t remember much French all these years later, but I remember needing someone to hold my hand. And her doing that was a game-changer for me. She gave me strength – hers- that helped me get through something frightening to me.
Jesus is just like that. He gives us strength – His – so we can get through life. Times when we are frightened and times when we think we can’t go any more His strength will sustain us.
He gives strength to the weary, And to him who lacks might He increases power. Isaiah 40:29
I’m so thankful that my LORD and Savior does that for me! I honestly don’t know how folks without Him make it. If you are a follower of Christ and find that you could really use a hand, reach out to Jesus. He is holding you already.
If you don’t know this Jesus that I talk about, He’s the Creator of the universe. He’s the only God and He is reaching out to you – just say “yes” to Him and He will take your hand now and for all eternity.