He Holds My Hand

Isaiah 41:10, 13
10 Don’t be afraid, for I am with you.
Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you.
I will hold you up with my victorious right hand.

13 For I hold you by your right hand—
I, the Lord your God.
And I say to you,
‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.

The hand of God, and especially the right hand, is understood as a place of salvation, refuge, and protection.
Think about this for a moment – “He holds my hand”
HE holds my hand
Holy God, Father, Son, and Spirit, Creator of the universe – HE holds my hand. Why would God want to do that? Because He loves me, cares for me, and wants me to be aware of His presence. His hand represents salvation, refuge and protection.
He HOLDS my hand
When someone holds my hand - a parent, a friend, a loved one - I feel connected, cared for, loved, secure. How much more true is this when I know that God Himself holds my hand.
He holds MY hand
My hand…. me… Who am I to have HIM hold my hand? And yet He does. His word affirms this truth many times in Scripture. He wants to be with me. He cares about me.
He holds my HAND
His hand in mine, mine in His. When I feel disconnected, afraid, unsure – He holds my hand. There’s a connection, hand to hand, which usually suggests shoulder to shoulder, His is with me and I am with Him.

Listen to the song or read the words
Stand in Your Love, Josh Baldwin Bethel Music

~ Pastor Linda Waldo