That Big Hand

by | May 24, 2003 | Protection

In learning to swim I recall struggling beyond measure. Every lesson I kept being like a stone and sinking to the bottom.

Constantly the battle against the fear of drowning raged in my head. In fact, I could see myself, as a five year old, not having the strength to stay afloat, and drifting downwards into the murky oblivion of death. What a morbid yet frightening reality for a youngster!

Then, one day, a new instructor arrived. His swimming lessons were a little different. Immediately he detected my great fear, and as I started to swim the mandatory five metres for beginners he walked alongside with his hand underneath my belly. That one hand was like a huge safety net in my mind, knowing that I couldn’t drown – my instructor was with me!

Are you facing circumstances that are frightening you beyond belief? Is there something in your life that you just can’t seem to get over?

Let God’s hand support you today. Know that He is there for you, that you can rely on Him!

“Even when walking through the dark valley of death I will not be afraid, for you are close beside me, guarding, guiding all the way.” Psalms 23:4

TODAY, push forward knowing His hand will protect you!

Bruce Wadd


That Big Hand