hold his hand


Never look ahead to the changes and challenges of this life in fear. 

Instead, as they arise look at them with the full assurance that God, whose you are, will deliver you out of them. 

Hasn’t He kept you safe up to now?

So hold His loving hand tightly and He will lead you safely through all things.

And when you cannot stand, He will carry you in His arms.

Do not look ahead to what may happen tomorrow.

The same everlasting Father who cares for you today will take care of you tomorrow and every day.

Either He will shield you from suffering or He will give you His unwavering strength that you may bear it.

Be at peace, then, and set aside all anxious thoughts and worries.

~Francis de Sales

(photo taken January 2006 on ferry crossing from Morocco to Spain)

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