"The Lord spoke to me, like a firm grasp of the hand."
Isaiah 8:11 ROTHERHAM
Blessed be the Lord our God, who does - if we speak the honest truth - cause His word to come to us in just the way: like a strong hand reaching out for us to take hold of firmly, and to take hold of us.
Trust, means: to lean on, to place the weight of my confidence upon
There are many Psalms that provide great comfort when translated this way. For instance, "I have trusted in [leaned on, placed confidence in] your lovingkindness" - Psalm 13:5
It is that lovingkindness which has loved me with an everlasting love, which forgives and cleanses and will never tire of me - that lovingkindness, Lord, I will lean on.
"What time I am afraid, I will lean on thee."
Psalm 56:3, KJV
"I will lean and not be afraid."
My Father, You welcome NEEMA girls into your presence. Then you invite them to lean against You... and a bolt of self-reliance in them resists. But I want them to trust You. To relax the weight of their fears and anxieties against You. To rest, to know how fully trustworthy You are. Help the girls, Father. Let them reach for Your hand, feel Your firm grip... and lean their weight against You now.
Devotion rewritten from "I Come Quietly To Meet You", Amy Carmichael.