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858th -- Hand In Hand


With the many struggles that we go through, we sometimes find it difficult
to have the will to continue on. What we must remember when the voice of
discouragement comes our way is that our Heavenly Father will be there to
pick us up when we fall and He will set our feet on solid ground where we
will not be moved. It is normal for anyone to have feelings of 
frustration and doubt when things seem to be going wrong around them, but 
we as believers must keep our eyes of faith focused on the Great I Am and 
remember that God has never failed His Saints in the past and He will never
fail them in this present time. The Lord loves us with an everlasting love
and His wish for our life is to be filled with His peace that surpasses 
all understanding. (Proverbs 3:5-6) (Jeremiah 31:3) (Isaiah 55:8-9)

When all else around us seems to be failing, we can still be at peace in 
Him because we know that in the end, all things will work together for 
good according to His purposes. We may not understand why right now, but
in the fullness of time we will understand everything and the temporary 
trials that came our way will seem inconsequential when compared to the 
glories that He has prepared for those who love Him. Be encouraged to 
trust in God's wisdom above all else and rely on His peace to keep you in
peace even while the enemy is cheering you on to quit. (Colossians 3:15-16)

I hope you are inspired and challenged by today's message to trust in the
Lord at all times and know that He will be there to pick you up when you fall.


I can remember when my first born son was learning to walk. Everyone in 
the house was full of excitement. We cheered him on as he pulled himself 
up on the coffee table and walked around it keeping his palms on it for 
support. We applauded when he began to make his way down the halls leaning
against the wall and going hand over hand as he toddled along. Every time
we stood him up in the middle of the floor, however, he would only take a
step or two before falling on his butt. Then he would look scared, frown,
and crawl over to the safety of his favorite wall to pull himself back up.

For a while there it looked like he would never walk without both palms 
planted firmly on it. Then one day we decided to give him a hand, 
literally. We began to take turns bending down and offering him a finger 
to hold onto while he walked. When we did this his fear disappeared and 
his smile returned. He seemed happy to walk along forever hand in hand 
with us. I spent a lot of time over the next few weeks walking like this 
with him. Thankfully, he finally did learn to let go and walk on his own 
before my back gave out.

In my own walk through life I sometimes find myself falling on my butt too.
I know that Heaven’s angels are cheering me on and urging me to get up and
keep going no matter how many mistakes I make and how many times I fall. 
Still, sometimes I find myself crawling instead of rising. Happily, though,
there is always a hand there ready to help me back to my feet. God’s loving
hand is always there ready to help us up and get us going again. His back
never gives out either. He will walk hand in hand with us all through this
life and into the next. 

If you stumble and fall then don’t be afraid. Just reach up and take your
Father’s hand. He will always help you up. He will always be with you too,
step by loving step. He will walk with you hand in hand down life’s dark 
and winding road and into Heaven’s shining light. 

By Joseph J. Mazzella

Read and meditate on these scriptures:

Philippians 4:6-7 “Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and
supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. 
And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your 
hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”

Psalm 139:1-6 “O LORD, Thou hast searched me, and known me. Thou knowest 
my downsitting and mine uprising, Thou understandest my thought afar off.
Thou compassest my path and my lying down, and art acquainted with all my
ways. For there is not a word in my tongue, but, lo, O LORD, Thou knowest
it altogether. Thou hast beset me behind and before, and laid thine hand 
upon me. Such knowledge is too wonderful for me; it is high, I cannot 
attain unto it.”

Psalm 37:3-6 “Trust in the LORD, and do good; so shalt thou dwell in the 
land, and verily thou shalt be fed. Delight thyself also in the LORD; and
He shall give thee the desires of thine heart. Commit thy way unto the 
LORD; trust also in Him; and He shall bring it to pass. And He shall bring
forth thy righteousness as the light, and thy judgment as the noonday.”

Psalm 37:23-25 “The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD: and He
delighteth in his way. Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down:
for the LORD upholdeth him with His hand. I have been young, and now am 
old; yet have I not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his seed begging bread.”

All of these scriptures can be found in the King James Version Bible.

Today's Selected Poem: WHAT IF?
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/inpoem16.htm

Today's Selected Testimony: THE FAITHFULNESS OF GOD
Click here to read --- http://www.Godswork.org/testimony48.htm

In Christ’s Service,

Dwayne Savaya
God’s Work Ministry


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