“I am the Lord your God. I am holding your hand, so don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.” (Isaiah 41: 13, Contemporary English Version)
Relax. Give up that personal sense of control. Let go of the fears and doubts that seem so real and personal and reasonable. None of those things are needed. What is needed is that grateful pause to realize we are not alone.
Our hand is in God’s hand. He is mighty and wise and all-good. He made us and loves us. God knows us as we truly are. He sees His little child and He sees this one’s worthiness to be guided and guarded and led to success and freedom. God’s purpose is to be God—to be the one power, presence, control, and the wise Mind that governs all harmoniously, without exception.
Don’t refuse God’s help. It is not a sign of weakness to accept this gift. It is a sign of intelligence. Doesn’t it make sense to take the hand of one to Whom all threats are nothing, Who is without fear, limit, or mistake? Isn’t letting go of personal control for divine control more rational and wise? God knows and sees all. He is the Father and we are the child. Children obey and are taught, kept safe, and by doing so are able to express what a perfect Father-Mother most wants to see in His child—freedom, happiness, confidence, life expressed with great expectations and with enthusiasm.
God is holding your hand, little one. Don’t be afraid. Accept the ready and effective help. It comes straight from the heart of infinite and unfailing Love.
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