Have you ever stumbled, and someone reached out a hand to you and asked, “are you alright”? Often from embarrassment we quickly struggle to get up and whisper, “I am fine thank-you”. Sometimes we are not, but it is a programmed response and we almost always say these words.
We all need a steady hand from time to time, a steady hand for those moments when we need encouragement, such as times we cannot pray properly due to a trying situation or when we faced with fear from day to day living. A steady hand in the form of a friend holding us up and just being there is a blessing, it reminds us that we are not alone and of God’s gift of companionship and help through a support system of friends.
In turn, we too can be that comforting hand helping to hold others up, especially when they need it most. The hand of a friend brings comfort and warmth in challenging times.
Knowing they are there can give us the strength (mentally, emotionally and physically) to carry on. However, the steadiest of all hands is that of our saviour Jesus Christ. He is always holding us up. He said in His word that “I will be with you when you fall and I will lift you up”. We cannot pretend that we are fine with him because he knows us inside out; afterall he is our maker!
So today, I am thankful for the steady hand sin form of friends and family who have become a strong support system for when I fall.
I am mostly thankful that I have Jesus as a steady hand for the challenging times I face. His presence has always been my comfort and confidence. Even when we can’t hold on to him for faithlessness, His steady hands is always there holding us up! Thank you, Jesus!
I pray that our gratitude is acceptable in your presence today, in Jesus name. Amen
Much Love, Debbie Okoro
Thank you for encouraging us to be grateful Debby!
Now, over to you beautiful people, what are you thankful to God for today? Leave your Gratitude Notes in the comment section or on our Instagram page @adayingodswill. Be uplifted, encouraged and inspired!
Debbie is a resident writer at Faithfulwait.com. Please visit her page for uplifting and inspiring articles.