Hannah has recently picked up a phrase that Josh used when he was her age. She will look up at you and say, “I need to hold you.” In essence, she is wanting you to hold her but that is the only way she knows to say it.
Last night, it seems she had a rough night. She tossed and turned. She would cry out in her sleep as if she was having a bad dream. This continued all night. Early this morning I went to her crib and she said through her cries, “I need to hold you.” Whatever she was dreaming about or upset about, she needed to be held.
In the trying days we live, we need someone to hold onto. With an unstable economy, rocky marriages, wayward children, sickness and disease, we just sometimes need to be held. You can see this in society because people are always seeking relationship after relationship to satisfy them. The only One that can hold us like we need to be held is God.
I cannot tell you how many times that I have faced struggles and cried out to God, “I need you to hold me!” He is never too distant to be there for you, to uphold you with His right hand. The Psalmist wrote, “23 The steps of a good man are ordered by the LORD, And He delights in his way. 24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down; For the LORD upholds him with His hand.”
If you are stumbling through life and need someone to hold you up, call on the name of the Lord. The Name of the Lord is a strong tower, the righteous shall run into it and be safe.