Several years ago, my son and I joined his classmates at nearby camp for a day of activities. The schedule included hiking, nature studies, and a visit to one of those bizarre ropes-course contraptions that you only find at camp. This one is called “The Screamer.”
One by one, they harnessed in a kid, and the rest of the classmates pulled on a big rope to hoist the victim to what seemed like a totally irresponsible height. Then the kids on the ground would let go of the rope and the daredevil would go swinging through the air like a giant pendulum until the laws of physics eventually brought him to a stop.
I thought, It’s a good thing this is only for kids.
And then they asked if any of the moms wanted to try.
I never want to pass up an opportunity to make memories with my kids. So I strapped on that harness and up I went. All I could think in the moment before the kids let go of the rope was, “I really hope this harness holds.”
What are you trusting to hold you today as you fly through life? God’s Word says those who belong to Him are held by His righteous right hand:
“Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10).
His presence is the antidote for our anxiety: “Fear not, for I am with you.” We don’t have to despair, because He is ours, and we are His: “Do not be dismayed, for I am your God.” Through the storms and trials of life, all the power and guidance we could ever need is provided by His righteous right hand: “I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you . . . “
God’s got us. He’s not letting go. His righteous right hand will never fail to hold us and provide the strength we need for each moment.
No matter what you face this week, God holds you with His unfailing strength.
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