My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me.
Sometimes all we can do is hold on. One doctor’s visit leaves our minds spinning. One phone call changes the course of our days. One text leaves our hearts heavy. We’re not up for reading a book about the theology or the 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.
That’s all you need to do! Hold tight to the Father! Fasten yourself to him. The ride may be bumpy so buckle up next to him. His strong right arm is wrapped around you. He’s holding on to you more tightly than you are clinging to him and 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.
- Lord, today help me cling to you. Thank you for your strong right hand that holds me up.
Father, I am clinging to you! Thank you for holding tight to me and never letting go. In Jesus’ name. Amen.
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