“For I am the Lord your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, ‘Do not fear; I will help you.’ ” Isaiah 41:13

In His Grip

I have a friend in England who always signs his letters and emails “In His Grip.” From the first time I saw that, it impacted me. And during this unexpected journey when he has written words of encouragement, that salutation has been such a reminder to me that God “has me.”

When the storms of life blow through our lives—we’re “in His grip.”

When it seems our whole world is turned upside down with unexpected events—we’re “in His grip.”

When one difficult thing after another keeps bombarding us—we’re “in His grip.”

When we’re so weak that just getting out of bed in the morning seems to take more energy than we have—we’re “in His grip.”

When we face decisions that seem like they’re impossible to make—we’re “in His grip.”

When the responsibilities seem so much greater than we can cope with or know how to handle—we’re “in His grip.”

When the stress is so great that our bodies cry out for it to stop—we’re “in His grip.”

When sickness takes us so low that we don’t know if we’ll survive—we’re “in His grip.”

When weariness is so great that we’re afraid we can’t hang on—we’re “in His grip.”

When it feels like we’re all alone, we’re not—we’re “in His grip.”

He never, ever lets us go! He holds on firmly to us even if our grip is slipping. He is strong! He doesn’t grow weary. He’s not overwhelmed. He stays right by our side through whatever comes our way. We’re “in His grip!”

“The Lord will hold your hand, and if you stumble, you still won’t fall.” Psalm 37:24

“Lord, thank You for keeping me “in Your grip.” Even when I’m strong, I need You to take my hand and tell me that everything is going to be all right. The nail-scarred hands that once bled are now holding my hand through my trials. Thank You, Jesus!”