"So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with My righteous right hand."
Much of my life, I did fear a hand. The hand of man, which was raised against me. It is a comfort, a joy and an ongoing challenge to rest assured in my God, whose hand upholds me and does not harm me. I know I am not alone in this reality. May we, whom He has called to further His kingdom, hold fast to our God whose promise is to strengthen and hold us up. His hand is a helping hand, not a harmful hand.