God, our Heavenly Father, wants to hold our hand and help us through all of the situations that we face in our lives. God wants to keep us safe. God tells us in the Bible that He will hold our hand and that we should not fear. God wants us to be safe and to prosper!
However, much like a young child sometimes tries to pull away from the hand that is protecting him or her, we sometimes try and pull away from God's hand. Sometimes we think we can accomplish things on our own. Sometimes we get distracted by the busyness of our lives and drift away from God. Whatever the reason, we need to remember that the safest place is holding God's hand and walking with Him!
When doubt creeps in or we begin to wander away from God, we can ask God to take our hand and lead us. As the hymnist Thomas Dorsey stated:
"Precious Lord, take my hand
Lead me on,
Let me stand
I'm tired, I am weak I am worn
Through the storm, through the night
Lead me on to the light
Take my hand precious Lord, lead me home."
Thank You for being there to walk with me, to hold my hand, and to take away my fear. Please help me to hold Your hand and not pull away. In Jesus' name, Amen.