As I was reading my devotional book, "Jesus Calling", I was reminded of a chorus from a song we used to teach our Sunday School kids....
Put your hand in the hand of the man who stills the waters
Put your hand in the hand of the man who calms the seas
Take a look at yourself and you can see others differently
When you put your hand in the hand of the man from Galilee.
I really enjoy reading "Jesus Calling" because it is written as if Jesus were speaking directly to the reader. I have found that it speaks so often to me with just what I need to hear, that I look forward to reading it each day! Sarah Young's creation is a blessing from God. One of my favorite devotionals talked about holding the hand of Jesus and the two of us walking forward through the day together. I sat back the morning I read it, closed my eyes, and envisioned Jesus and I walking together holding hands. It brought a smile to my heart and comfort and courage to my day. Since that day, I try to remember to envision walking hand in had with my Lord. His warm strong hand wrapped around mine.
If you are in need of a bit of comfort or courage today, and if you can use an extra smile for your heart, remember.....put your hand in the hand of the Man of God who calms the sea...who stills the water. Put your hand in the hand of our Lord who is here to help us!
"For I hold you by your right hand ~ I the Lord your God
And I say to you, Don't be afraid
I am here to help you."
Isaiah 41: 13