What Are You Clinging To? by Bridget A. Thomas

I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely. – Psalm 63:8

Have you ever carried too many things in your hands and felt one of the items slowly slipping through your fingers, as you desperately tried to tighten your grip to keep it from hitting the ground? That is how my life has felt lately. There have been numerous areas that suddenly felt so fragile, as I tried so hard to hang onto everything. Different areas of my life were growing heavier and my arms became overburdened. I tried to balance each item that came my way. But with the added weight, my hands began to lose their grip and I felt myself losing control.

As a result, every corner of my life suffered. My emotions were frayed and my spiritual life was weak. I found it difficult to read my Bible and pray when I constantly felt overwhelmed by the heaviness of life. So, I turned to the Psalms because this particular book of the Bible has a way of bringing me comfort, even in the midst of despair. I highlighted words and verses that resonated with me. This helped me to stay focused and find meaning in the words, even when my heart felt empty.

One day, as I was reading Psalm 63, the words in verse 8 struck me. “I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.”

Reflecting on this verse has taught me a few lessons during this stressful time in my life. First, I know that no matter what I am facing, I have to cling to God. He is my lifeline and the only way I could possibly stay afloat.

Also, God has been speaking to my heart and prompting me to let go of the things that I was holding so tightly. I don’t have to control everything and I don’t have to have all the answers. I can hand my issues over to God and allow Him to take the lead.

God has also shown me that my hands can only hold so many things at any given time. If I am holding onto my problems, I can’t also hold onto Him. Once I release my worries into His care, this frees my hands and allows me cling to God.

And finally, God has shown me that even in my weakest moments when I let go on my end, He will never let go of me. What a comfort that is!

Friend, whatever it is that you are up against, don’t let go of God. He is there beside you, every step of the way. And He is holding onto you. His strong right hand holds you securely. Even when you are weak and lose your grip, He will never let you go.

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© 2022 Bridget A. Thomas

About Bridget A. Thomas

Bridget A. Thomas is the author of numerous books which hit the top of the charts and continue to help many people find true contentment in life. In her spare time, Bridget enjoys reading non-fiction, fiction, and classic literature. She also enjoys crocheting and watching baseball. Bridget and her husband live in Florida, but often travel to the Smoky Mountains in search of black bears and other wildlife. To learn more about Bridget, visit her at bridgetathomas.com.
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2 Responses to What Are You Clinging To? by Bridget A. Thomas

  1. Judy says:

    Blessedly, yes He is ever faithful, even when I’m not.

    Liked by 1 person

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