Friday, March 15, 2019

Reaching Out for God's Comfort

By: Sarah Geringer

From eternity to eternity I am God.

No one can snatch anyone out of my hand.

No one can undo what I have done.

Isaiah 43:13 NLT

A little child instinctively reaches for her mother’s hand when she feels afraid. Simply feeling her mother's hand inside her grasp restores her sense of security.

We are wired to look for comfort and security when we feel insecure. As adults, when we are fearful we may reach for unstable things when we feel afraid. If we don’t reach for God’s hand first, we can quickly get in trouble.

Do you know that God is holding you securely in his hand right now? Because God is infinite and powerful, nothing can shake you from his grasp. You can feel secure knowing that what Jesus has done for you, no one can undo.

When I feel anxious, I imagine God holding me securely in his hand. I enjoy meditating on these verses with word pictures about God's hand:

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 NIV

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 NIV

I sometimes need to be comforted by God just like a little child does with her mother. Thankfully, God reaches out to you and me when we need his comfort, strength and security. All you need to do is reach out to him in prayer when you need to be comforted. He will answer you and hold you securely.
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Have a wonderful weekend!

Blessings and God's peace to you,

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Reflection questions:

1. How can you praise God for holding your hand in past struggles?

2. Which one of these verses brings you the most comfort, and why?


  1. I am so grateful He is always there to bring me strength and comfort. How wonderful it is to know He not only holds my hand but that no one will ever be able to snatch me from His hand. Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. THANK YOU VERY VERY MUCH for availing yourself to God dear Sarah for He sure uses you as a conduit to incite much needed comfort to my weary soul and spirit and I am sure countless many others!!!!!!!

  3. It is comforting and strengthening, spiritually to think and know that the Lord has me in his hand. Sage and secure. I sometimes have irrational fears and have to remind myself of this.


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