Needing Reassurance?

Father's Hand

I have always like to be reassured of things.  I remember when I was little.  I would often run to my mom for reassurance that things were going to be ok.  Somehow, just being in her presence comforted me.  I felt that nothing bad could happen if I was with her.  Or, if the bad thing happened - she would make it better.

I guess I haven't changed a lot.  I still crave that reassurance that everything is going to be ok.

I've even noticed that the need has grown since the challenges in my life have escalated.

I wanted reassurances from my doctors.  I've sought reassurance from my husband, from my friends.

I want someone to tell me that everything is going to be ok.

Today, I was reading Psalm 73 and found these words in verse 14:

"All day long I have been afflicted, and every morning brings new punishments."

I don't know what the Psalmist was going through, but it certainly sounds like chronic illness, doesn't it? 

As I kept reading the psalm, I found that the writer was craving that same reassurance that I do: finding someone to tell him things were going to be ok.

He found that reassurance - as did I when I read his words.

"Yet I am always with you; you hold me by my right hand."

What a truth to hold on to!

Where I had to seek out my mom, the psalmist knew that he was always with God.  Always.

I used to run to take my mom's hand.  The psalmist knew that God was already holding his.

It seems to be a God initiated reassurance.

While my mom is still alive - and I can still seek reassurance from her  - I have something far more powerful to hold on to.

I am always with God - even when it doesn't feel that way.

God is already holding my hand - I only need acknowledge that truth.

What a blessing to know!  

When I walk with Him, I am never without the assurance  of His presence.

And neither are you.

Father God, Thank you that we need not trust our feelings on the days when it seems You are far away.  Help us to realize that, day by day You are with us.  And day by day You are holding our hand.  Amen and amen.

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