Who is Holding Whom?

There are verses in the Bible that mention clinging tightly to the Lord:

Rather, cling tightly to the Lord your God as you have done until now. Joshua 23:8 (NLT)

 My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:8 (NIV)

I believe it’s important for me to cling to the Lord and seek him as my hope, provider, and Father. At times in my life, my relationship with God has been the only thing left to get me through the day.

But I think it’s also important to recognize it’s not my power holding me in his arms. Sometimes, I’m so busy managing everything in my life that I start believing I’m also in control of my relationship with God.

Just like a child, I’m clinging to my Father. But when a child lets go, does her Daddy drop her? Of course not.

Because it’s his power and strength holding her there, not hers.

I often forget who is holding whom. I cling desperately, thinking I’m the one keeping my relationship with him in tact and moving forward.

Just like most loving fathers, God must love it when his children cling to him. But even when we let go, he’s just as close. He’s still right there—holding us, loving us the same.

He doesn’t let go.

Heavenly Father, thank you for holding on to me, even when I let go.

Do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be afraid, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you; I will help you;
I will hold on to you with My righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 (HCSB)

Content Copyright 2012. Allison @ Anointed With Grace.
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One response to “Who is Holding Whom?

  1. Bethany

    Thanks for a great reminder and encouragement. 🙂

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