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“Hold On To Something!”
Hebrews 10:23 NLT
Let us hold tightly without wavering to the hope we affirm, for God can be trusted to keep His promise.
I think we all have had our fair share of hearing this phrase throughout our lives. Maybe it was when we were outside with other people and the wind started blowing extremely hard. Maybe it was when we were with someone walking across a bridge or walking down some rocks and we felt the surface begin to crumble below us. We could come up with numerous scenarios in which there’s a situation we are not prepared for and something happens causing us to panic and grab something so we don’t fall and get injured.
There are a lot of unexpected things that come up in our lives that send us running for cover and searching for something or someone to help and protect us. That’s how we are wired. When we’re in danger, we immediately want to seek help and relief. We want to hold on to something or someone.
It’s so tempting to reach out and hold on to earthly things or other people for hope and comfort when life throws us curve balls and/or devastating circumstances. While we definitely need each other in difficult times, we must always remember to first and foremost hold on to God and the hope we have in Him rather than putting our trust in other people or other things. Again, we definitely need to support and lean on one another to encourage and, but we must never put our hope solely in people or things. God must be our supreme source of hope.
I know that through the years I’ve found myself holding out for hope in things of this world, and I still do! I look for things that I think will hold me up and keep me safe and secure, but they all fail at one time or another. People and things were never meant to complete us and keep us afloat like God can. When we get scared in life, where do we run? Who do we turn to? What do we turn to? We definitely get bombarded every day with marketing tips that persuade us to turn to anything and everything other than God.
Instead of just holding on to something in life when we get scared, we must always remember that our hope comes from Christ alone and He is Who we need to hold on to. God will keep His promises. He will always help us when we reach out to Him. When the ground beneath us shakes, we can trust and hope in Him, no matter what.
What or who are we holding onto? God or worldly things?