“….The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to Him…..”Ezra 8:22
Dear friend, today’s promise is taken from Ezra 8:22,“The gracious hand of our God is on everyone who looks to Him.”I am reminded of a beautiful song called “Precious Lord, take my hand.” I am sure most of you might have heard about this song.
The lines in this song suggest “Lord, I am tired, I am weak; Please take my hand and lead me.” The song writer was going through all of these when he was composing this song. In fact,the story behind his song is sad.This songwriter was a very famous singer and while he went to perform at a function, he lost his wife during childbirth. By the time he could reach to see his wife, the doctor said that she had died already.But he was finding some solace to have his new born son alive in his hands. Unfortunately, that solace too did not last long as his infant son passed away the very same night. He was heartbroken and he cried out to the Lord saying “every day I sing Your hymns.Why did this happen to me? I am so tired and weary.” That is when the Lord made him write this heart-touching song,“Precious Lord, take my hand.” In the same way, the Lord promises to take your hand today.
The Bible says in Psalm 34:18,“The Lord is close to the broken-hearted.” Today, are you feeling so lonely? Have you lost loved ones in your life? Be of good courage, dear friend.The Lord promises you that He will take your hand. The Scripture says even if your mother or your father forgets you, the Lord will never forsake you. Yes, the Lord is always with you, my friend. So never feel lonely. Every day seek the Lord’s face; tell Him, “Lord, I need you in my life.”You will certainly feel His presence every single minute of the day. Today, let us thank the Lord for being with us always.
Lord Jesus, Thank You for Your lovely promise. Today, I am feeling very lonely, Lord. I feel like there is no one to help me or support me. But You, O Lord, have promised that You are always close to me. I put my trust inYou, Lord. Let Your loving presence surround me. Keep me safe under Your wings.I should never feel lonely again. I want to feel Your presence always, Lord.Thank You for taking my hand, precious Lord. Be with me, strengthen me and guide me. In Jesus’ name, I pray, Amen.