Scripture: “The steps of a man are established by the Lord, And He delights in his way. When he falls, he will not be hurled headlong, because the Lord is the One who holds his hand.” Ps 37:23, 24 NASB
Do you remember when you were young and your mom or dad held your hand when you walked with them? My parents used to do that quite a lot, especially from the time I began to walk until I learned to hear their call and obey.
If you grow up in an Amish community, you can see the men walking their young boys to the store, the fields or toward the house. If they are walking by the road, the boys are held by the hand for several reasons.
1) To help the boy keep up. The Amish men don’t slow down much for their boys. Many times the boys are running with their dads to keep up their pace and not fall down.
2) Safety from traffic. Little boys tend to explore without realizing the danger they might be in, especially of motorized traffic.
3) Safety from a fall. If your father has your hand, when you trip, the father swings you through the air by the arm until you are back on your feet again. And you don’t scrape your face on the gravel, concrete or asphalt road or sidewalk.
God holds our hand, if we’ll let him. He’ll take care of you, keep you safe and sound. If you let God have control, He’ll cushion your fall and help you move on to the next thing.