Thursday, February 14, 2013

take his hand

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. Psalm 29:11

I don't know about you, but I need some of that peace! Of course, I am the one preventing myself from reaching it. I was reading  a devotional called "Jesus Speaks" the other day and this jumped out at me:

"To receive My Peace, you must change your grasping, controlling stance to one of openness and trust. The only thing you can grasp without damaging your soul is My hand."

The only thing I can hold on to without hurting the purest, truest, best part of me is the hand of God. It's a pretty simple concept. Still, somehow my human heart and mind have a way of making it so difficult. But oh, how I crave that peace! How desperately my soul cries out for the peace that can only come from Him! Each day is a battle just to stretch out my hand. His is always waiting, always seeking mine. I just have to look up, reach up, and receive all the peace and comfort I desire.

This peace is the ultimate Valentine's gift. The heart of God, gift wrapped for each of us in the form of Jesus and delivered on a cross. Just for you and just for me. Forgiveness for our sins and the opportunity for a true relationship with the one who created us. And all we have to do is make the decision to reach out.

Happy Valentine's day
P.S. Don't forget to check out my Thursday Thankfulness page to see what I am thankful for today!


  1. beautiful..Happy Valentines Day, keep reaching <3

  2. Awesome! God's peace in the midst of turmoil.
    Have a nice weekend.

  3. "The only thing you can grasp without damaging your soul is My hand." Yet how often do we grasp everything BUT His hand. We need to let go of the one to grab the other.

    1. Yes, that is it exactly. Thanks for stopping by Julie!


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