Today marks the start of a 4-part series in which we will be pinpointing the ways moms can celebrate and rely upon some of God’s promises for us. We hope you’ll join us for a month of Mondays as we explore specific verses of scripture and discover what they might mean for us today.
You know those moments where you’re walking across a crowded store parking lot with your kids, and you have a sudden urge to reach for someone’s hand? You want to make sure your kids are safe, but you also want them to know you’re “there.” I mean, they know you’re there. But you want to make sure they know you’re there. Present. Watchful. Looking out for their good.
If you don’t have children of hand-holding age, maybe you’ll relate to being a mom of a middle schooler who was cut from the cross-country running team after a week of tryouts and a summer of dedicated training. While feeling incredibly brokenhearted yourself, you might not instinctively reach for their hand, but your hand might end up on their shoulder as you search for a pair of downcast eyes with your own.
Moms know all about being there. We’re generally really good at this.
Though isn’t it nice at times to remember that someone is there for us?
We love people. We love people being there for us. But they aren’t perfect. And that’s okay, because the best news of all is that God is for us. He fights for us and stays with us in ways we can’t even begin to imagine.
This week’s promise from God for us is this: He will hold your hand.
That thing you think you’re all alone in? That secret thing you haven’t told a soul? He’s there.
Those moments when the house is loud and you can’t find a single breath of fresh air? His hand is covering yours.
Even if we have the most loving and attentive people in our lives, they will never be enough. We need Jesus. He is the healer of all wounds and the giver of all hope. When things get rough, as is bound to happen, He will be there holding your hand.
Fear not, He is the one who helps you.
Through the times when sickness overruns your family. During that relational difficulty. When you don’t think you will survive dealing with that child’s attitude any longer.
He’s right there holding your hand.