As my daughter gets older, she is getting more independent. Even though she is growing up, I still remind her to hold my hand in parking lots, crossing the street, or in other public places. Even though she will continue to develop her independence, I still need to know that she is safe.
No matter how old we are or how independent we think we may be, we always need to be sure we are holding God's "hand." We can hold onto God's hand by holding His Word in our hearts. We can hold onto His promises. We can have hope in our faith in God and His grace, mercy, and power. We may think we are becoming more independent, but we always need God, our Father, looking our for us and we need to be sure we are holding onto Him - through life's highs, lows, and in-betweens!
Hold onto the hope that God provides, no matter how independent you feel!
Thank You for always being by my side. Help me to continue holding onto You and the promises that are the cornerstone of my faith. Through Jesus I pray, amen.