He’s Holding You | Psalm 63:8
I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
Sometimes all we can do is hold on. One doctor’s visit leaves our mind spinning. One phone call changes the course of our days. One text leaves our hearts heavy. These are not the times when we feel like considering the five possible interpretations of a difficult passage. We may not be up for reading a book about the theology and practice of prayer. Sometimes all we can do is cling.
David wrote the words of today’s passage when he was in a desert - a dry time, a lonely time. Maybe you can relate. Today you are in a desert of illness or loss, fear or doubt, confusion or anxiety. Your mind is swirling with questions about the future and real time decisions. You are exhausted from the tests, the waiting and the procedures. You are recouping from the treatments. You are reeling after the loss. Sometimes all you can do is cling.
You know what? That’s all you need to do. Hold tight to the Father. Fasten yourself to him. The ride may be bumpy so buckle up right next to him. His strong right hand is wrapped around you. He’s clinging to you more tightly than you are clinging to him. He will never let you go. Wherever you are and whatever you’re going through keep clinging to the Father. That is the only place of real protection, encouragement and peace.
Father, I am clinging to you! Thank you for holding tight to me. Thank you for never letting me go. In Jesus’ name. Amen.