Hold His Hand
Posted by Melissa
Your friends forgot to include you in their weekend plans. Maybe your parents forgot to pick you up after school. Whatever the situation, you felt abandoned and forgotten. But have you ever felt abandoned by God?
Read Psalm 37:23-26. Zone in on verse 24.
What promises did the psalmist proclaim for God’s people in these verses?
What was the condition for these promises?
How have you seen God’s guidance in your life?
In what areas of your life are you having difficulty trusting that God will come through for you?
Psalm 37 is all about how God will come through for His people. Earlier in the passage, the psalmist had encouraged readers to trust in God’s provision and seek His leadership in their lives. All of these promptings imply a quiet assurance that God will act in His good timing. In today’s passage, the psalmist outlines the tender care God shows to those who seek and follow Him. He guides their steps, holds their hands, and never allows them to be discarded or disowned. He upholds them and meets their needs. That is what God will do for you. So when He seems far away, take heart! He promises to come through for those who put their trust in Him.
Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand. —Psalm 37:24
Reprinted from ec magazine. © 2010 LifeWay Christian Resources of the Southern Baptist Convention. Used by permission.