“Here, hold my hand”… a parent often says to a little child when crossing a busy street…I think God says that to us as His children when we are in a busy or difficult place in our lives. Also, when children are hurting or they are afraid, one of their first impulses is to reach their hands up for someone to pick them up. God can and will pick us up too, if we will turn to Him.In fact, that is what the Bible says… “Don’t be discouraged, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you. I will hold you up with My victorious right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
Let’s think a few minutes about what this bible verse is teaching us. The first thing is Don’t be discouraged. Why should we not be discouraged? The answer is in the next phrase is “I am Your God”. That refers to your personal relationship with God. We need focus our thoughts upon God and all the many things He has done for us. God is with you and wants His best for your life. God is bigger than any problem we encounter in life.
The next part of that verse is “I will Strengthen You and help You.” The Lord is the ultimate and unending Source of our Strength. We have limits to our strength but God is an endless resource of strength for us. When we are weak, He is strong. We need to exchange our weakness for His strength. This is done by trusting Him making Him our focus rather than just our issues or difficult circumstances. Chuck Smith states that “God wants us to learn to trust in Him completely…even when we cannot see any possible solutions.”
“He will help you”…God doesn’t just wish He could help you or hope to maybe help you but He really will help you. Don’t limit your expectations to how God will help you, be open to options you may have never considered as you follow His direction for your life.
“He will hold you up with His Victorious Right Hand.” The Right Hand signifies His personal favor for you. Victorious means win, therefore He will give you personal victory. The key is for us to keep holding His hand and let lead us, step by step and day by day.