Thursday, October 4, 2012

Keep Holding To His Hand

On the way to work this morning I heard a song called...I'm Not Giving Up.
Here is the chorus...

Well, I’m not giving up. No, I’m not turning 'round
By the grace of God, I’ll win a shining crown someday
I’ll keep holding on to that nail-scarred hand
I’m not giving up. No, I’ll keep going on

There is much more to the song but this was what I needed to hear. It reminded me how Jesus reached down one day...grabbed me...and pulled me out of the dark place where I was. Jesus reached down with that nail scarred hand...got a hold of me...and hasn't let go since! Not only does Jesus have me but He has everything in my life under His control. He's got me...my cares and concerns...He's got it all! So...just like the song says...I'll keep holding on!

If I have learned one thing it's this...

The Lord is my strength and refuge. Without Him I'm nothing...I don't have a chance. With Him...I'm everything! I have all that I need. Yesterday...and again this morning I read my calendar that sits on my desk. This is what it said...

Even though you may have things come against you, remember that I...GOD...am for you. When you come to me in prayer I will open the gates of heaven and provide you with everything you need.

WOW...isn't that cool! That's like an open invitation waiting for us to accept.

When life happens...and the devil tries to knock us out...we need to remember that all we need to do is call on The Lord. Don't let those things get a "way down deep" hold on you. Break free and reach up for His nail scarred hand...He's always reaching down to you. Jesus is what we need in those times. With Him we can be strong because we know...He's got us!

Deuteronomy 31:6

So be strong and courageous! Do not be afraid and do not panic before them. For the Lord your God will personally go ahead of you. He will neither fail you nor abandon you.”


Hebrews 10:23

23 Let us hold unswervingly to the hope we profess, for he who promised is faithful.

I believe that everything I go through has a purpose and a lesson for me...from God. He might not cause the things but He teaches me, and helps me, to come out of it on the other side closer to Him because of it.

What I can say to you is this...

Keep holding on to the Lord. Stay close to Him because when you start to drift things look a whole lot worse.

Here is a little story about this post...

This morning before I left I received an e-mail. I read it a couple of times and then left for work. I quickly jotted down what the Lord impressed on me to write today and then thought...Wow, that reminds me of the e-mail. So...I reread my e-mail. To me the song I heard...and what the Lord has put in me to write today...is confirmation that what I was told is from the Lord. The e-mail also contained a song...

NoteI believe the answer's on the way, I believe the LORD has heard me pray: "Cast not away your confidence" saith the LORD our GOD.  Now by faith in HIM alone I stand, firmly held by HIS almighty hand, fully trusting in HIS promise, Praise the LORD.Note

I don't believe in coincidence. I do believe that God is awesome! Whatever the answer is God is in control.

Still learning...





 

3 comments:

Just Be Real said...

Yes indeed I continue to hold on to His hand. Thank you Chelle for sharing. Hugs to you dear one.

Never Forsaken said...

With God there are no coincidences! He has carefully planned out each of our days. I love the lyrics and the scriptures you shared here. Have a blessed weekend, my friend. ~Lisa

Lauren Davenport said...

Lovely post :)