Nancy Kay Grace

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Do You Hold God’s Hand?

Do you hold God’s hand?

The small crowd headed toward the parking lot after exiting the theme park.

I chatted with a woman as she jostled her two young grandchildren. Walking away in the group, a little hand worked its way into my palm. I smiled at the naive eyes that quickly realized she attached herself to the wrong person. Grandma was nearby, and the child scurried to her. We laughed at the innocent mistake. Within the next second another little hand wiggled into mine. The brother of the first little girl looked up with the same surprised eyes. He, too, had the wrong hand, but then quickly grabbed ahold of the right person. All was right with the world.

The comforting hand of God held me in the past few weeks when things were not right with my world.

Once again I noticed some irregularity in the tissue in my mouth. I had an appointment with the doctor one day and a biopsy was scheduled for the next. This would be my 5th tongue biopsy; twice the results had been cancer. I had been on this road before and knew what doctor would do.

Fearful thoughts and apprehension tumbled around in me.

I knew God was in control regardless of the situation.

Entering the exam room I was instructed to have a seat on the chair. I had been on that chair just 6 weeks before, when the doctor said things looked good. How quickly the tissue had changed.
As I sat down, it came to mind that I was in a throne of grace. Even if it was cancer, I knew God’s grace would support me. “I called to the Lord and you made me bold and gave my heart strength” went through my mind. An inner calmness stabilized by emotions while the doctor removed the two lesions in question.

A few days later at the the follow up appointment I learned it was not cancerous!
Secure in God’s hand, safe in His refuge.

“For I am the Lord your God
who takes hold of your right hand
and says to you, Do not fear;
I will help you.” [1]

Are you facing unsure situations? Hold God’s hand in bold faith.

[1] The New International Version. 2011 (Is 41:13). Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan.
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