One of the popular phrases that I remember hearing in high school and college was: “YOU NEED TO GET A GRIP!” Whenever anyone was off base in what they were saying or doing, this was the phrase that was supposed to help pull them back into place!
I was dealing with some stuff this morning and I found myself getting to a place mentally that I did not need to be at and I said to myself: “YOU NEED TO GET A GRIP!” And then I thought: “I need more than a grip, I need the right grip!”
We need to get a grip, but we need to also make sure that our grip is on the right thing. A grip on the wrong thing is dangerous and could cause you and others a great deal of pain.
The grip I need to get and keep is on God and His promises, but I must admit – this is easier said than done. This is tough, because life is hard and a hard life causes us to wonder!
Many times we hope God will be faithful, but we don’t know He will be. We should know He will be, but we don’t always believe it and if we don’t really believe it, then do we really know it? This is the place where our grip can become weakened and where we’ve got some work to do!
Can we know that God is faithful and will be faithful? Is it possible for us to assure our faith and get a grip? Yes! My faith is my assurance! Our Bibles are our assurance! Jesus is everyone’s assurance!
God has given us all we need to be assured that He is with us and that He will not leave us or forsake us. We need to claim this promise and live in its power!
“Never Will I Leave You; Never Will I Forsake You!” Hebrews 13:5