I am in the midst of writing more devotional prayers beginning with “God, You are…”. Yesterday morning, I came across a bible verse that referred to God as holding my hand. Wow, think of that–BIG GOD and little me walking through life together! In the same way I held my children’s hands when they were toddlers, He holds mine. He cares, He protects, He lifts up, He guides:
Because He is at my right hand, I will not be shaken. Psalm 16:8
God, You are my Hand-Holder. When I consider Your heavens, the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars, which You have set in place, what is man that You are mindful of him? And yet, it is by this same powerful hand that You lead me beside quiet waters. You even say that my name is engraved upon Your palm. How intimate is Your tender loving care for me, O God of the Universe! I hear You proclaiming to me, “I have chosen you and not rejected you. Do not fear, for I am with you; do not anxiously look about you, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, surely I will help you. Surely I will uphold you with My righteous right hand. And You also say, “I will lead the blind by a way they do not know, in paths they do not know I will guide them. I will make darkness into light before them and rugged places into plains. These are the things I will do, and I will not leave them undone.” Thank You for these promises that will not fail. Put my hand in Yours and hold it tight, so that even when I fall I will not be hurled headlong. Your care is complete; Your touch is sweet. Yes, I will put my hand in Yours and walk with You forever.
Psalm 8:3-4; Psalm 23:2; Isaiah 49:16; Isaiah 41:10; Isaiah 42:16; Psalm 37:24