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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Encouragement (02/23/12)

TITLE: THE MIGHTY GOD WHO HOLDS MY HAND
By Henrietta W. Romman
02/23/12


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THE MIGHTY GOD WHO HOLDS MY HAND ”



Years ago when I first read this gracious personal prayer by John E. Bode, I was living in Britain. Those were rough, challenging days of strong testing of my faith and energy. This great prayer-appeal to Jesus gave me the desired strength. There and then, I had made a decision to pray it for daily help along the years.

When I read it as an introduction to an important Newsletter for January of this year…..I simply praised our Holy Spirit who rendered this prayer so timeless..

“O Jesus I have promised, to serve Thee to the end,
Be thou forever near me, my Master and my friend,

I shall not fear the battle, if Thou art by my side,

Nor wonder from the pathway, if Thou wilt be my guide.”


Do we wonder then, why our heavenly Father liberates us when we give our

hearts to the Lord Jesus Christ? God sets us free, in order to clear the path from fear --—then He gives us rest in Him. This full rest will fill us for life, with bursting trust in Him….Hallelujah. For it is a great fact that until God finds our hand to hold it, we are simply wanderers…searching for any way out.

Colossians 4: 2 is one of the most wonderful support verses for being in

touch with the Lord Jesus as a child of God. “Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving.”

The trials and the pressurescome un-announced.
When we are fully dependant upon His help, we need to pray BEFOREHAND asking for the friendship of Jesus, reaching out to Him, seeking His guidance….Exactly like

J. Bode prayed in those blessed few lines.

Let us remember forever: God who holds our hand is mighty! If He allows trials—---God sees that they have a refining and a strengthening effect on our faith in all the years of our life.

God is also proving some things to us.

In Psalm 66:10, we read: “For thou, O God, hast proved us: thou hast tried us as silver is tried. Thou broughtest us into the net; thou laidst afflictions upon our loins. Thou hast caused men to ride over our heads; we went thru fire and thru water; but thou broughtest us out into a wealthy place.”


Here is an example that can teach us. It is of an innocent approach to the Lord in times of need:

Jasmine was only eight years old, when her mother went in, to tuck her in

bed for the night. As she opened the door she saw her kneeling by her

bedside, and heard her praying with great zeal,

“Oh Jesus, I love you and I know that you also love me. I know you can help me.

Tomorrow at school, I have a very hard exam. Will you please hold my

right hand as I write? Yes Jesus, I truly mean it…..my right hand---because I am left-handed. Thank You very much Lord Jesus” Amen





(All Scripture is taken from KJV)


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Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 03/01/12
This is lovely. I enjoyed your message.

You had a few spacing glitches. Hitting preview before submit will help with those.

I especially enjoyed the prayer of the little girl.
CD (Camille) Swanson 03/01/12
Awww...This was lovely from the beginning to the touching ending with the little girl praying in earnest. Loved it.

Thanks. God bless~
Leola Ogle 03/01/12
A great devotional! Loved little Jasmine prayer! God bless!
Amanda Brogan03/02/12
Very encouraging devotional entry! I think I'll have to save that John Bode prayer into my favorite quotes now ...
Edmond Ng 03/04/12
A nicely written and encouraging piece. Thanks for sharing this. God bless.