When I was a little girl, my family went to Galveston to go crabbing between huge boulders that made up the seawall. Once there, we tied chicken bones on a string and dropped them between the rocks. The crabs would crawl out from under the rocks and take hold, and we would haul them up and place them in a cooler chest for a later meal.
Our quiet afternoon was interrupted by screams of terror. We turned to find my little sister had fallen between the rocks. Her little arms and legs quivered as she pushed against the boulders to hold herself up. However, there was no danger, she was actually just a few inches from the sand. But we couldn’t convince her to let go and set her feet on solid ground.
I’m sure she imagined an army of crabs ready to eat her if she let go. Yet, all she had to do was stand up and take my dad’s hand. Fortunately, dad safely retrieved her (and she enjoys eating crabs now).
It’s easy to imagine the worst happening, yet our heavenly Father is standing with us, telling us, “Let go, I’ve got you, I won’t let you fall.”
God will never leave you. You can drop your worries and cares, and take the hand of our all-powerful, all-mighty, all-sufficient God.
Heavenly Father, help me remember Your promise that You will never leave or forsake me. Thank You that You will never let me go.
“Do not fear [anything], for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, be assured I will help you; I will certainly take hold of you with My righteous right hand [a hand of justice, of power, of victory, of salvation]. For I the Lord your God keep hold of your right hand; [I am the Lord], Who says to you, ‘Do not fear, I will help you’” (Isaiah 41:10, 13, AMP).
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