“So do not fear for I am with you, do not be dismayed for I am your God, I will strengthen you and help you. I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” - Isaiah 41:10
Earlier this year, I took my children to an indoor climbing centre. After being harnessed up, I scaled a wall only to be beaten to the top by my 10-year-old. Oh the shame!
The descent was rather more difficult. You see, I had to let go of the wall grips and lean back into the harness allowing the rope and pulley to take my weight. Fear gripped me. Though my brain told me the equipment would hold me, I found it difficult to let go.
Today’s verse reminds us that the God of the universe, the God who placed stars into space (Ps 8:3) will help us, strengthen us and hold us - all using only one hand!
Are there people or situations you need to let go and allow yourself to rest in the mighty hand of God? Do you have dreams you would love to fulfil but are fearful of stepping out into the unknown? Our God says to you today, don’t be afraid or dismayed, I am helping you and I’ve got you.
Father, thank you that You will never leave me or desert me. Give me the confidence to allow You to lead me in all areas of my life, knowing You are with me. Amen.
Take time to meditate on this scripture. Ask what would
it look like for me to allow the Holy Spirit to take care of situations I’ve been afraid to let go of and to lead me into my full potential with the knowledge that my loving, heavenly Father will give me the strength and the help I need?