Friday, September 28, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Grasp


These two words are quite similar in meaning, and yet grasp seems to have a hint of desperation behind it.

Grasping at straws.
Grasping for answers.

Jacob wrestled with God.  He grasped and grappled, and wouldn’t let go until he had received a blessing.  I think of the many times that I wrestle with God, grasping for answers or direction, earnestly desiring a blessing.  My mind and prayers flail, and I feel like things are reeling out of control.  It is when I finally come to the end of myself and stop, that I finally realize (again) that I have been in His hands the whole time. 

His grip is strong …sure  …secure.

If only I can grasp this truth, and hold on to it!

“My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all; and no one is able to snatch them out of My Father’s hand.”  (John 10:29, NASB)



  1. Yes, we have been there in His hands all the time. Love those words. He is faithful - good post, thanks!

  2. Yes and amen! I love this, Julie. So grateful for the way He holds us secure. And for this reminder. Beautiful.