by Tammy Phillips
August 26, 2021
God’s word to us is loving, encouraging, mighty and powerful. After reading the following passage, I was reminded of whose hand we hold, as we navigate through the raging rapids of this crazy, upside-down world. Be encouraged by words of David! He comes to the end of his reign and His son Solomon is about to be anointed King. He has collected offerings for the temple of God and is overwhelmed with goodness of God. He knows his son was chosen by God and will soon build the temple of God. These are the words of David:
“Blessed are You, LORD God of Israel, our Father, forever and ever.
Yours, O LORD, [is] the GREATNESS,
The POWER and the GLORY,
The VICTORY and the MAJESTY.
For all [that is] in heaven and in earth [is Yours];
Yours [is] the kingdom, O LORD,
And You are exalted as head overall.
Both riches and honor [come] from You,
And You reign overall.
In Your hand [is] POWER and MIGHT;
In Your hand [it is] to MAKE GREAT
And to GIVE STRENGTH to all.
Now therefore, our God, we thank You And praise Your glorious name.”
(1 Chronicles 29:10-13 NKJV)
Honestly, if those are not words of encouragement, I do not know what is. In His hand is power, force and firmness. His hand is fixed, steady, constant, stable, unshaken, and not moving. He holds us up as we cross the crazed currents. He gives us the might, energy, and ability to maneuver the fierce flows. In His hand are we made great, grown up, twisted, and bound together. His hand helps us to hold fast, be constant, persistent, and be undaunted. His hand gives us strength to become courageous, firm, and RESOLUTE to traverse these tumultuous times.
This is the same hand of God Almighty that holds us up, supports us and says, in one my favorite verses, Isaiah 41:10: “Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I [am] your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand.” (Isaiah 41:10 NKJV).”
I enCOURAGE you to literally reach out and join your hand with the hand of God. Allow Him to release His power, might and strength into your life. Lean into Him. Do not hold hands with the world, the world will fail you and let you fall. Know whose hand you are holding. As you hold tightly, take comfort in the fact that He will not let go. The Lord will not fail you. Hold tightly to Him, His word and His ways. He will always get you across, and through the deep, ferocious water to the other side.