Isa 41:13 “For I, the LORD your God, will hold your right hand, Saying to you, 'Fear not, I will help you.' “NKJV
I do not like to fly, let me rephrase that, I do not like airports and all the hassles that accompany flying. After arriving at the airport the required one hour early, practically undressing to go through security and then waiting for the flight I think we would have gotten to our destination sooner had we just driven!
But, even with all that inconvenience, I really don’t mind flying, but once in the larger airports, I am met with another frustration, the confusion of getting from one place to the other…there are signs, monitors, gates, announcements from overhead and crowds of people.
To alleviate my fears, my dear wife, who actually enjoys the whole process, says, “Just take my hand and follow me.” So, I do and she leads me through the entire journey and eventually we arrive at our desired destination. She helps me through the fears and frustrations because she knows from experience what she is doing. I trust her even though I do not understand.
Life is like that. Here we are on a journey; sometimes it gets confusing, sometimes scary and often just frustrating. We have never been this way before and facing the unknown is sometimes daunting. It is at such times that Jesus offers us His hand and says, “Follow Me, I’ve been there, even through the Valley of the Shadow of Death (Ps.23:4), I will see that you get to your destination.”
The life of Thomas Dorsey was not an easy one. Coming to faith in Christ after a long illness, Dorsey was singing in a revival meeting when he received a telegraph telling that his wife had died during childbirth. A few hours after arriving to his home, the child also died. Grief-stricken, he fell to his knees and sometime later wrote the words to PRECIOUS LORD, TAKE MY HAND. Take the time to take His hand.