“HOLD MY HAND” – JESUS (A testimony of deliverance)

“Hold my hand,’ He said.

“But Lord, You’re much stronger than I. Wouldn’t it be safer if YOU held my hand?”

“I always hold you, my dear,” He replied. “But the road is going to get rough. For your own peace of mind, do hold me as well.”

I had this conversation with the Lord many years ago. At that time, I had no idea the kind of turbulence I will face in my life. God asked me not to rest in the knowledge that He was holding me alone, but to engage myself in holding Him as well. He wanted me to put my faith to work so that even when He seemed inactive, even when He seemed silent, even when my circumstances seemed to overwhelm me; I won’t be overcome, I won’t give up because I’m fiercely holding onto Him.

Sometimes life is like that. There are periods of dryness and denseness or even total darkness. God may seem far away at such times. We may not feel His presence or His power. It is at such times that we need to hold onto Him tightly and tell Him:

“Though I may not see You, You are here
I may not hear it, Your voice is near
I will hold onto Your hand for safekeeping
And You will pull me through with thanksgiving”

That is what happened to me. That was how God delivered me from that season of intense demonic oppression. I am a survivor, a trophy of God’s grace, as I often like to call myself.

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How did I hold God’s hand? By devouring His word. It built unshakeable faith in me (Romans 10:17). I put my confidence in what His word said even though the things I saw were contrary. By exercising my faith in God’s word, I was holding onto His hand even though by my circumstances and experiences, I could have given up because I wasn’t feeling the superior pressure of His hand upon mine. No wonder He said, “You hold me; exert the effort for this spell, hold My hand.”

I want to encourage you today. Are you at a time in your life when God seems distant or uncaring? Remember He is not defined by what you are passing through or what you might be feeling at the moment. He is the same yesterday, today and forever. Your circumstances may vary, but God remains as loving and faithful as His word says He is.

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“For I am the Lord, I change not …” – Malachi 3:6.

“Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning” – James 1:17.

“5. … he hath said, I will never leave thee, nor forsake thee. 8. Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.” – Hebrews 13:5,8

You know what you should do? Stock up on God’s word in your heart. And hold on to Him. Call out to Him according to the testimony of His word and He will come through for you in His faithfulness. Do not lose heart because of the howling of the wind and how treacherous your path looks. At the end of the trial, you will be closer to God than you were before and you will become an instrument for His glory.

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“1. I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth.
3. O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together.
4. I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me … .
8. O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him.
9. O fear the Lord, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
11. Come, ye children, hearken unto me: I will teach you the fear of the Lord.” – Psalm 34:1,3,4,8,9,11

In the passage above, the psalmist testifies of God’s deliverance and embarks on a mission of teaching others to praise, serve and trust the Lord. All that is encompassed in fearing the Lord.

But before that can happen, you need to give God access to your life through our Lord Jesus. God manifests Himself through Jesus, His Son, whom He sent to die for us. When you accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you not only grant God access but control over your life.

“Behold, I stand at the door, and knock: if any man hear my voice, and open the door, I will come in to him, and will sup with him, and he with me.” – Revelation 3:20

“Ye call me Master and Lord: and ye say well; for so I am.” – John 13:13

God can then forewarn you of the dangers ahead and tell you how to navigate them.

“And thine ears shall hear a word behind thee, saying, This is the way, walk ye in it, when ye turn to the right hand, and when ye turn to the left.” – Isaiah 30:21

“I will instruct thee and teach thee in the way which thou shalt go: I will guide thee with mine eye.” – Psalm 32:8

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Here is an example from the life of Apostle Paul of God’s leading during the troubling time that followed his conversion:

“17. And it came to pass, that, when I was come again to Jerusalem, even while I prayed in the temple, I was in a trance; 18. And saw him saying unto me, Make haste, and get thee quickly out of Jerusalem: for they will not receive thy testimony concerning me.
19. And I said, Lord, they know that I imprisoned and beat in every synagogue them that believed on thee:
20. And when the blood of thy martyr Stephen was shed, I also was standing by, and consenting unto his death, and kept the raiment of them that slew him.
21. And he said unto me, Depart: for I will send thee far hence unto the Gentiles.” – Acts 22:17-21

(You can pray the salvation prayer at the end of the post to settle this most important issue of life.) And for those who have already done this:

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“Hold my hand.” Is the Lord telling you that today? Then don’t be afraid of any impending storm, how bumpy the road seems, how dark the skies.

“Hold onto My hand for safekeeping
I will pull you through with thanksgiving

Amen in Jesus’ name.

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The scriptures used in this post are from the King James Version of the Holy Bible.
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If you would like to accept Jesus as your Lord and Saviour, you may pray this short prayer:

PRAYER FOR SALVATION

Almighty God, I repent of my sins and ask you to forgive me. I receive the work Jesus did for me by shedding His blood for my sins. Write my name in the Lamb’s Book of Life and send your Spirit to live in my heart and teach me your word. I receive the grace to live a life that honours you henceforth in Jesus’ name. Amen.

Now, you are born again. Join a Bible-believing group of believers to help you learn, through studying the word of God and prayer, how to live and practise your faith. You are blessed in Jesus’ name.

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178 comments

  • “Though I may not see You, You are here
    I may not hear it, Your voice is near
    I will hold onto Your hand for safekeeping
    And You will pull me through with thanksgiving” This quote said it all. I’ll hold ur hands, Jesus, irrespective of the challenges I may encounter, Amen.

  • God is very wonderful all the time. He holds us well and tight in time of problem and confusion. Our mistakes he pardons. He is God and not a man per say. I Love God. Thanks for this article, Ma. God will bless you. Amen.

  • EDEH CYNTHIA OLUOMACHI

    Revival spirit is all i long for oh lord, that i may cling to you, and understand the power of ur resurrection, help me to live a life that will continually honour ur name, help me to recognise only u as the king, guide me in the right path, and help me to meet my destination which is heaven. thank u, ma, for this piece. am inspired.

  • Amachukwu Amarachi mercy

    I confess to Almighty God unto you my brothers and sisters that I have sinned through my own faults, in my thoughts and ways, in what I have doneand what i have failed to do, I asked Jesus to forgive me and the whole world through this spiritual piece and direct me through his word so I will hear when God speaks. I declare on Psalm 27 that God will shield the world from dangers of the storming sea so as to make us overcome all the challenges and obstacles that will take us to hell and lead us to salvation. I would call upon the Lord hand to show me the way that lead to eternal life.
    Nice piece, Ms Edith. I pray God gives you the strength to continue in the journey of evangelization and winning souls to Christ through your blog and books. Amen.

    • Edith Ohaja

      Amen. Thank you, my dear! God has already shown us the way of salvation. In my own humble way, I’ve explained it in the post. We all just need to follow it. You are richly blessed in Jesus’ name.

    • “Though I may not see You, You are here
      I may not hear it, Your voice is near
      I will hold onto Your hand for safekeeping
      And You will pull me through with thanksgiving” this said it all. As we hold you, Lord, don’t let us off your sight.

  • Agi Comfort Obahi

    Just what I need right now… Thank you, Christ Jesus, for always holding our hands and I ask u to give me d grace to hold urs and to have peace of mind too. Nice one, ma.

  • Ofodile chinenye

    Thanks for sharing this lovely message with us, ma. It’s true though sometimes, things happen in my life and I begin to question God’s love for me but I only realize later on that these things happen for a reason: to build us for Christ and make our faith firmer in him, for he is God and true to his words. He changeth not, he knows what is best for us and can never fail us as long as we put all our hope and trust in him. Bless you, ma.

  • Ajibo Lovelyn Onyedikachi

    God is our solid rock. He has been faithful to me. He always makes a way for me when it seems all my hope is lost. I never knew that a day will come when I will be in the university because my aunt whom am staying with already made it clear to me that she doesn’t have the money to sponsor me through the university, but I held unto God who said in his word, “Come unto me all ye that are heavy laden and I will give you rest” till he did it for me. Praise Master Jesus!

    • Edith Ohaja

      Thank God for your faith, Lovelyn! God honours that, hence your testimony. May His name be forever glorified.

  • Eze, Nnenna Victoria

    Yeah, holding unto God is the best. I am a living testimony to that. There is nothing better than trusting God with everything so that whatever life presents to us, we will be able to bear it. Thanks, ma, for this inspirational piece!

  • Ekpali Joseph Saint

    God is always holding us.. It is now for us to decide whether we are going to hold His hand or not. I like these words, “a trophy of God’s grace”. And really, am also a trophy of God’s grace.. Thank you ma for those words of encouragement.

  • Onyibalu kosisochukwu Maureen

    Trust God blindly and foolishly because his foolishness z wiser than d wisdom of the wisest man… #GOD IS NOT A MAN, HE IS GOD. He has everything under control, we should just trust him, that’s all.

  • Ezeorah Cynthia Somtochukwu

    There’s this song that says “…Count your blessings, name them one by one,
    And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done”. So whenever I feel sad about the bad things happening, I don’t feel discouraged because I know that each day given to me is a blessing. Being alive, having family and friends, the good, the ugly that goes with being human, I count them all one by one as blessings.

  • Njoku chiamaka Constance

    God is so wonderful and has loved us even before we were born. Sometimes challenges seem overwhelming but with God nothing is too much to handle.
    Just like when one falls alone, it hurts a lot, but when you fall with the one who loves you enough to catch you and you suffer only a scratch and it doesn’t hurt a lot. That is who our God is.

  • EDEH CYNTHIA OLUOMACHI

    all i desire is to be held in your arms, to walk with you and abide by your words lord, i cannot do this on my own, all i need is your grace, and your mercies. hold me strong lord because if you leave me i will fall, hide us under ur wings and strengthen us to love you more. this is my prayer everyday of my life.

  • I love this!
    Blessings,
    Lynn

  • Ibe Chinwe Cynthia

    Depending on God is good, but making efforts on one’s own path makes it even better. God always delivers, He does not fail us when we call upon Him. Not getting an instant reply or result doesn’t mean God doesn’t care, the hour may have just not come. In His time He will do it. So while we wait, we need to be patient and hold hands with God. He will surely deliver!

  • Vanessa Ezenwafor

    God holds us and is not tired of doing that.. It is up to us to hold him also. I hold on to you O Lord and pray that you come to my aid in periods of light and darkness. You are my Lord and personal saviour.
    I believe strongly in You

  • DIM CHIKODIRI VIVIAN

    GOD I will forever hold you because you are my maker, my strength and stronghold. GOD is the only one that can never let go of our hand so it is best if we Christians hold onto him tight. No matter how strong the enemy is, it can’t be compared to the hand of GOD.

  • ONYEABOR PRECIOUS

    reading this post i imagined the length of our arm when being stretched and the Length of Gods arm if he stretches it towards you. just make an effort towards drawing closer to God and He will definitely fulfill His promise, “draw nigh to me and i will draw nigh to you,” and of course, “i’ll give you rest.” I’m Inspired!

  • Ishiwu victor c

    Oh!! May God keep on blessing you Ma with powerful spiritual thoughts as you continue to converts souls to thee. I was and will continue being a testimonial of his upliftment Because truly he holds me and i will forever praise thy lord.

  • Ugwuanyi Cyprian Fulton Tochi

    This Proverbial chapter captures how we ought to be if truly we want Jesus to hold our hands and we also holding his…
    “Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths”. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
    We only need FAITH as the most important virtue because this faith enables us to stick more tightly unto God especially when in the worldly view nothing else can be done.
    May the Salvation prayer that our Mum taught us teach us the need to confess our sins before God and this leads us to be born again and in this situation we will have faith to belief strongly unto God’s will.
    O Lord Jesus please let nothing separates us from thee. Thanks Mum for this inspiring write-up, God bless you abundantly Amen

  • Chinemerem Onuorah

    This is so perfect for a Sunday morning. May we always grant God access into our lives; to let him take control. May we always remembee his undying love for us. Amen.
    Happy Sunday, ma. God bless you.

  • “Though I may not see You, You are here
    I may not hear it, Your voice is near
    I will hold onto Your hand for safekeeping
    And You will pull me through with thanksgiving” this quote said it all. I ‘ll hold ur hands jesus, irrespective of the challenges i may encounter, Amen.

  • Eze stanley justice

    i am blessed with this post because it makes me to be stronger in the lord irrespective of life challenges one may be passing through,it also made me to understand that God is a merciful God, faithful and ever ready to save us.

  • Maduabuchi Emmanuel Chidera

    “O taste and see that the Lord is good: blessed is the man that trusteth in him”.this scripture has always been an assurance that the hands of the Lord is always outstretched for those in need of it.Could still remember when I was passing through a difficult situation,how the Lord held my hands and saw me through it,all glory be unto his holy name.

  • Analike, Vivian U

    Holding unto God’s hand is the most important thing every human being must endeavour to do and stick to all the days of their lives. John 3 Vs 16 made us to understand that God gave his only son to die for us and now it only depends on is to believe in him in order not to perish but be saved and have everlasting life.
    Only them can we be saved and enjoy unmerited favour from thee all the days of our life.
    I pray God never leave us as we struggle to hold and cling to him. Amen

  • Joseph Jennifer Ezinne

    I just read through and the striking rhema I received from this post is when you said the Lord wanted you to hold him as well. Sometimes,we feel that God should hold us and drag us along to victory. We forget that we have a role to play and that role is to hold him as well.by my circumstances and experiences. No wonder He said, “You hold me; exert the effort for this spell, hold My hand.” even when we don’t feel the superior pressure of his own hands! God has seen us through various circumstances in life which we felt we wouldn’t survive! He’s always there. Hold his hand,hold on to the word of God tightly,embrace his word,pray in season and out of season. A good measure of faith is needed. Faith is what makes you use the past tense instead of future tense. You say “God has done it” in place of “God will do it”,although you have not seen any manifestation of what you asked for. That is how to hold onto God. Don’t try to do it on your own. Do your best,leave the rest for him by holding his hand and your breakthrough shall locate you. Amen! Thank you so much Aunty Edith. I’d comment on the graphical illustration accompanying this post. Its imagery is strong and compelling.

  • SAMUEL GODSGIFT AKACHUKWU

    lord, i have decided to hold you because you are already holding me, all that i have and all i will face tomorrow, i hand them over to you. you are faithful and you are strong, and your word is your bound. therefore even if the world is aganist me, hold me and give me peace in this troubled times, amen.

  • AKWOLU CHIAMAKA

    ma,, your testimony is really motivating, it teaches me that even if things are contrary to the word of God, i should believe in you and hope that everything will be fine. by holding you, i am submitting to you and i am making you the king of my life. come now oh lord and hold me, and let me hold you too for the world is scary and only you can bring me the peace and comfort i will ever need.

  • Ani uchenna adanna

    I will always hold thy hands Jesus, for i do not have anyone else to hold, I know am safe in your hands. Thank you Lord ?

  • Analike, Vivian U

    Holding unto God’s hand is the most important thing every human being must endeavour to do and stick to all the days of their life. John 3 Vs 16 made us to understand that God gave his only son to die for us; it now depends on us to believe in him that we may be saved and we may not perish but have everlasting life.
    We can hold unto God’s hand through prayers, evangelisation and preaching his word, our behaviours and attitudes towards our neighbors etc
    I pray God help us and hold us as we strive to hold and cling to him.
    Amen

  • Onoh Johannes chiazo

    My life belongs to God and so shall all my life endeavours and activities be based on doing his will. Jesus right from when we where baptised is with us and is ready to do all things only if we can learn to love him, serve him and obey all he said commandments. He can’t stand sin yet he forgives us everytime we sin and run back to him. He keeps us safe from harm and fulfil all our heart desires. Who r we not to pay him back with just love, obedience to his will and rules as we prophesize and preach his gospel in order to win back lost souls.
    Let’s endeavor to make him our lord and personal saviour

  • Ndukwu cynthia chizoba

    As usual another Sunday reminder of God’s love and mercy. Christ is calling us to cast our burden unto him. we should be constant in serving him. i love the LORD with all of my heart

  • Caleb

    Inasmuch as God never turns His back on those who believes in Him, He also expects and firmly urges us on a consistent note to always put our trust in Him……… Problems seem bigger when we are focused on it, but when you are looking upon God, you’re equally looking away from the problems which would divert our minds and thinking from it’s (The problem) existence.
    Thank you Ma for this write up

  • OMEGO BONAVENTURE CHIGOZIE

    A man who have built a life without Christ is in crises, when you walk with christ, you walk with joy, we should all learn to not only hold him tight but also lean on him, he isn never tired

  • Gideon Kosiso

    Wow!! This is very encouraging ma’am because sometimes in life, I feel there is no hope again, I wondered if God is actually there. I will keep on believing and trusting in him and hold his hands in any situation because the thought he has for us is the thought of good and not of evil. Thank you ma’am.

  • HILARY EZEME OBINNA

    All our efforts in securing the future will hope for will surely end to a laughable failure if we don’t seek to hold God’s hands firmly.

    May we all hold his hands strongly in our best days as desperately as we did in our worst days! GOD IS FOREVER FAITHFUL..

    AMEN!

  • Chinecherem Victoria C

    Looking unto God, the author and finisher of our faith…
    God is amazing. Verse 8 even said so but, inasmuch as He is an amazing and wonderful God, He expects us to obey Him and love him. We are to put our trust in Him.
    Wonderful write up MA. God bless you.

  • Maduabuchi Ebube Deborah

    Tho I may not see you but you are here”

    Oh God,you are my only hope,my backbone and my pillar…..your words of encouragement keeps me going……lord I know that sometimes things doesn’t go the way it suppose to but lord always hold my hand,always lift me up when I am down, always whisper to me that you are stil holding my hand….
    O Lord u are the God I abide in,nd I will forever nd ever hold your hand too….and no matter the heavy storm I will always have it in my mind that you are here with me….

  • azunna ikechukwu

    bless the lord oh my soul!

  • ugochukwu ogwu

    This piece reminds me of the quote God’s foolishness is wiser than our wisest decision that’s why we should never loose hope in him because he always makes a way for us even when it seems all that we have in terms of hope is lost. Thank you ma for your blessings from this piece

  • ugochukwu ogwu

    Interesting piece ma. It’s very sad that love is scarce in the city of love but it’s better not to find fake love than to look desparate for love because love is something that grows if well planted.

  • Reuben Empere

    Very uplifting and encouraging story, I just hope that people would come to recognise and hold Jesus’ hand

  • Obiorah Emmanuel Paschal

    What can we become of tomorrow, without God? What can we really do without him? He’s the cause of our existence and whatsoever we can become, is because of him.

  • Sunday Ezekwesiri Daniel

    Though the journey may seem rough now I know that there is joy in serving the Lord. He promised not to allow my foot to be moved;He that keeps me shall neither sleep nor slumber(PSM 121:3-4). Remember God said He will bless the works of our hands, He will take sickness away from us all we need to do is to continue to serve Him in truth and in spirit. Those who trust in the Lord are like Mount Zion which cannot be moved, but abides forever. I may not see Him but I do know that He is always with me to direct my path. Hold my hand Jesus and may I hold your hands too till the end of age. Remain blessed ma.

  • Amedu Blessing Amarachi

    God is able to do just what he says he will do, if only you hold his hands with faith.. God bless you MA, for this post.. It really inspired me!

  • MOKOGWU JOSEPHINE

    There is one important message i understood from the bible which is endurance,no matter the trials or tribulations you are encountering, you have to hold on to God,it is not the end of the world just like the quote ” Hold my hand” meaning stay with Jesus no matter the condition, or circumstance or situation. We can be closer to God by studying the Bible and by praying to God.

  • EZEMA CHIDINMA GLORIA

    I Am really blessed by this post. with God all things are possible. God has shown me his goodness,salvation, healing, deliverance e.t.c in so many ways, most especially making me to be alive today and even many years to come. My advice to people is that they should always hold on to Jesus, no matter the circumstance, God is always there for us.

  • Ogota Jennifer Adaeze

    God has filled my life with mind blowing testimonies that i dont no where to start from. entering the campus in 2015, UNN greeted me with a fatal accident in front of my faculty but the Almighty saved me with his mighty hands. i want to bless him coz he has being more than a father to me.

  • Onu victor tochukwu

    This is the most inspiring post I ever read. I always believe that God never thought of me as his own but then, after reading this I noticed that i had to hold on to him no matter ther situation. I believe He will continue to see me through temptations. Thanks ma for this article.

  • Hillary

    This story is really touching, no one wants to be stuck up on the stage of life all alone without God.
    It’ll be like a sad song

  • Attih Faith Etim

    Eventhough God holds our hands to comfort us during trials and tribulations, knowing that he is actually working for our good and trusting him is another thing we must not lose sight of as believers. Let us continuously trust him because he said that his plans for us are good; bringing us to an expected end.
    God’s grace abounds.

  • onyeabor ijeoma Rita

    there is no testimony greater than the gift of life, even though the road is rough i still thank God because am giving the opportunity today through this post to surrender my life to him and also to believe his promises even when it seems he is silent and all hope has been lost i will still believe he is there and will come to our rescue because he said in matt 24:35 that heaven and earth shall pass away but his words will always remain the same. ma may the Good lord bless you and all those who took and believe in the word of the lord…Amen

  • Ugwuoke Kenneth Ekene

    Hold me Lord,hold me tight.The road ahead is rough. I might be blown away from you, Lord. Never, ever let me cut myself away from you again. Father the temptation is too much, but with you, I know I can withstand all the tactics of the evil one

  • Chikwado Ezeh

    God’s Hand is forever stretched out that believers would always cling on to, and hold tight onto it in the times of tribulations. Life is all about struggle for survival; to attain a certain position in life. for an individual to survival and be spiritual and physically balanced, one most need a spiritual anchor. To the Christians, Christ is the the only hope of salvation. He is the best a Christian can ever have in order to scale through the obstacles of life (temptations and tribulations). This write-up therefore serves to remind the Christians world-wide the need to hold onto God always…Thanks for this wonderful piece, Auntie!

  • osuegbu prisca

    There were times when i felt like God is no longer by my side, i felt i was alone in this journey but soon i realized that God is the same yesterday, today, tommorrow and forever. Sometimes, God tests our faith in him and i have learnt to be steadfast in the word of God and always pray and trust God. Thanks ma for this ispiring message.

  • Odeke Chidubem Camilus

    God is the alpha and omega, he cares for his children dearly. Even in trials and tribulations, his hands are there to comfort us. Inspiring post ma.

  • Chigbo God'spromise E

    Walking with God is the hope of Glory, through all the storms in life, his grace is sufficient enough to shield us and strength us through times to come.

  • Onah chiamaka Geraldine

    This tells us on how important it is to trust in God so as to attain whatever we want in life, we should hold his hands so that he can lead as through every obstacles in our way and guide us to a good path

  • Nnaji Emmanuel chibuike

    God is really great and we should look up to him in the time of distress, we should never let go off his hands because he is the author and finisher of our fate

  • Anowi chisom

    GOD’s grace and mercies is always very sufficient to those who trust and believe in him in all situations. faith is the most important thing every believer should have at all times “God sent his only begotten son to die for our sins that whoever believes him shall have everlasting life” and the only way to increase your faith is by reading and preaching the gospel.

  • Ifebunandu Angela Chiemerie

    Father, I come before You in prayer and in faith believing your WORD which says You desire for all men to be saved and to come into the knowledge of the truth and your word in Matthew 11:28 which says “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. So I bring myself before You this day asking that you take over the reins of my life. Amen

  • Onwusonye Promise

    Wow…Like a Father, God is always there even when it seems no one is present. My Prayer this day is ‘O Lord help me to trust in you with all my heart’…He is Emmanuel, He is always with me. As visually impaired, i’m perturbed because He is my sight and my light.

  • obidigbo ifunanya

    There are times in our lives that we think every thing is against us and everyone has turned their backs on us, but the good news here is that, God cannot abandon us. We are His children, he created us for a purpose and we are going to fulfill that purpose, we need not to be sad about material things, God is here to wash away our tears, put God first and you will see how wonderful he is.

  • Ndubuisi Uchenna Nicholas

    as our lord offer his hand to us we should hold on to it and never let go of him no matter what because without him there is no other way to eternal life

  • Charles Emmanuella

    Sometimes we feel empty and void . Sometimes we question ourselves and our existence. Sometimes we forget our faith. We tend to forget that God is there for a reason. We forget that he brought us this far for a reason and he’ll never leave nor forsake us.

  • Gerald

    The love of the heavenly father is forever evergreeen and ever strong. it is alost impossible for man to carry out any activity at all without an enabling permit from the creator of all life forms

  • Ekwueme Victor

    My salvation, redeemer and my refuge, In you in trust and look unto Lord. Hold my hand and do not let me down. You neither sleep nor slumber for my sake oh lord.

  • Alexis Okoye

    The message is so captivating no doubt. It teaches us how to dwell our heart and life in the hands of the son of God and more also, how to follow the footsteps of Jesus Christ who is the son of God. This is more like a gospel full of message. Thank you so much Aunty Edith.

  • Dike Gerald Osinachi

    Man, alive on earth, faces raging tribulations and temptations, interior and exterior. Holding unto Jesus is the only act that gives a guarantee of triumph. “Cut off from me and you shall do nothing”. detached from Jesus, we are like a drying branch cut off from a tree. With Him, we are the best. bless you more. A happy Easter.

  • Somto irene

    We should always put your faith in God,believe in him even in our darkest hour. Mostimes we don’t feel God presence in our life but we should know that our God is a good God. We should always hold unto him and see good things happen.

  • Okemiri Ifunanya Diana

    This is lovely its very clear that without God there is no human so therefore ,we must put him first in all that we do to show that he is our lord of lords ,and also so that he will hold our hand when we need him.

  • victor chukwudi udeh

    HOLD MY HAND-JESUS
    Lord has indeed shown me his mercy in the past and present. This article has clearly illustrated how God Almighty has help his people even in the mist of confusion and trouble, he keeps on holding us.
    however, as human being we continue to sin against him, but as God who values human lives more than any thing he ever created he continues to show us his mercy. Ma! may his Grace continues to strengthening your effort. Thanks

  • iheanyi ugochi elizabeth

    I am greatly blessed by this post. although God is invisible He is always there for us in time of storms of life

  • EKWUEME VICTOR OBIORA

    Lord, you are the rock of ages. I hide in you, my redeemer and my refuge. I believe HE never sleep nor slumber. I plead you oh lord to hold my hand. In you I trust and I look unto you. Thank ma for sharing this.

  • Blessing obidudu

    This message is so empowering. It teaches us how to place all our hope and heart God,and He will handle all our trials and fears.

  • uzoma chidera

    To you oh! lord I put my trust, never let me go astray and don’t let my enemies triumph over me, take me and build me into the person you want me to be. SELAH!!

  • Sefiya

    Thank you for making us understand that God is always holding our hands and he needs us to also hold his, for us to be at ease during hard times and even when it seems like he’s not there we should have faith and we would overcome any situation or difficulty

  • Nwokolo Chidera Mirabell

    ‘Lord! Use us as instruments for your work’, Amen. God’s love for us is ever Green, and we holding his hand is the only way we can survive and endure the hardship we face in this world.

  • Henry

    There’s a phase in a man’s life called ‘Wilderness experience’, where all around seems withering and hopes dash like thin air. However, its an experience and a phase which surely would go and experiences, do make us stronger. I have faced such experiences but knowing God holds me and i hold him, there is no giving up. Hallelujah.

  • Kat

    I’m glad that he pulled you out of any trouble you might have faced. The Lord does not disappoint, doesn’t go back on his word. I believe in his love and grace and i know he is ever ready to help those who hold his hand. Even if i were holding his hand before, i will hold it closer still because of this wonderful testimony. Inspiring story, Aunty, very inspiring

  • ologhofor sampson

    Wow! i pray this prayer with faith. Oh Lord hold me till the end,never you allow me to leave your presence because i cant do without you, you mean a lot to me, give me the strength and grace to hold you too till the end. Am touched by this writeup, bless you ma.

  • Egbo Rita Somtochukwu

    This is an inspirational one MA, we must understand God’s love towards his children and we must always hold his hands not only in trials and tribulations but at all times as he holds us in his right hand. Praise be to God!!!

  • Anyalewechi Chinaza Victory

    In times of difficulty, in the midst of the storms of life, the appropriate thing to do is to plead for that Jesus will hold us with his right hand because only him is the solid Rock

  • Thanks ma for sharing this message. It’s very inspiring. Sometimes l question if God is really alive. I pray for God’s grace and mercy upon me. I pray he holds me tight

  • Okechukwu Timothy chima
    I love this post.I have been going through problems feeling God is silent and doesn’t want to help,now I knw the fault is from me.I have nt been holding his hand.

  • Chidinma Obasi

    God is able to do what no man can ever think of doing in our lives. Therefore, he is the only one we should run to whenever we are in difficulties. Ma, thank you for this encouraging message, because it has really touched me.

  • Ujevwe Emmanuel

    We should seek God’s guidance in our journey through this path called life. We should not just wait for him to always stretch out his hands to us but we should always cling to him

  • stella

    if only we can understand how evergreen the love of the heavenly father is to us, we wouldnt dare give in to the promptings of the devil always

  • helen

    God’s love is eternal and undying..ever elastic and replenishing

  • Afiadigwe Nnedinso Rita

    I believe you ma. I will continue to hold my father’s hand(GOD) because with Him, nothing can happen to me.Though l may not see you, you are here, l may not hear you, your voice is near, l will hold on to your hand for safekeeping and He will pull me through with thanksgiving.Praise the lord!!!

  • Adonu Ifeanyichukwu B

    Hold my hand Jesus and teach me to hold yours without wavering. Christian Faith is often tested with trials. My prayer is that we over come every challenge with renewed love and zeal to walk in the ways of the Lord. I am a living testimony of one who has enjoyed the love and friendship of God because I chose to hold unto his hand at all time.

  • Chukwuma Chekwube Jennifer

    To you oh! Lord I put my trust, don’t let me go down take me and build me into what you want me to be

  • Theresa

    This post is just so inspiring and encouraging like it was written just for me. At a time when I felt all hope was lost. I jus pray my faith and trust in God wld neva cease, becos I know he is always holding my hand… I won’t look at my storms or situation like Peter did but I wld fix my eyes on d saviour trusting him to see me through..
    Tanx Ma for sharing

  • Orji Chidubem Blessing

    I believe in the saying that one with God is majority. Lord, I know that by holding unto you guarantees my happiness and my comfort. Therefore, I plead for your existence in my life…… oh Holy spirit as i hold unto you may all my problems be solved. Amen

  • Joshua igwe

    I am not shaken nor moved by life’s battles and trials because I lay my trust and faith on him who holds my hands and guides my steps, for Christ upholds me bless u ma this is really an inspiration

  • Ani Fabian

    As Christians we have our role to play.when he hold us,it comnands we hold back as well without wavering. God’s love is unending and forever lasting.when we turn to him problems and situations that looks impossible to solve becomes possible.i pray earnestly for the grace to hold and rely upon the lord.

  • Ezeh onyekachukwu c

    I surrender all to you Lord, hold my hands, lead me so that I can live a fulfilling life. Lead me so that I can leave a life that will please you Lord.

  • I don’t have to worry because my anchor holds in Jesus. In his mighty hands he guides and shades thee through the tribulations and trails. More grace ma.

  • Agu Ginika R

    The world is a difficult place and our lives are faced with too many tribulations, but in other to overcome them we need to draw closer to Christ, to tighten our grip on him. By holding on him, we need to embrace his scriptures and have maximum faith that he would grant our desires and clear every stumbling block in our lives. So we should always turn to him.

  • Euniprecious

    His hand is not short that he can’t save us, his ears where not deaf that he can’t hear us, his eyes where not blind that he can’t see our tears but one thing I known and definite In my heart my tomorrow must be greater than today if only we can pounder in God’s words and his promises. At times it seems that God has forsaken us but if you hold God’s hand he will never fail you.

  • Akuma Victor

    God’s mighty hands is my shade with which am more than a conqueror. The problem of the world is that we are yet to understand God’s person, In his benevolence he calls and welcome us back to the fold. If only we can heed to his instructions. Who can be like him, the bleeding heart that still cares. I wish to be held by him forever.

  • Otti Augusta Uzoma

    Thanks ma, this post really came in handy,I will forever hold on to thee no matter the situation, though it won’t be easy I need your grace to get my testimony.

  • Ezeh Blessing

    Wonderful post ma. Words can not begin to explain the importance of holding onto God. He may be there for us but sometimes we have to put in the effort and call out to him. He never fails. Your post brings that to light. Thank you

  • UGWUOKE BLESSING NNEDINSO

    The Lord is our way bearer. He leads and directs us on the right way to follow. His presence brings comfort, joy and peace. When he holds your hand, the turbulence of the world will not drown you.

  • Ogbonnaya Noble Comfort

    HOLDING HIM CLOSELY IS A GREAT ASSET TO CHRISTIANS BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER LIFE’S STORM

  • Queen

    Holding someone means trust in that person. God holding us is protection and guidance and we holding Him is trust in his leading. May grace help us hold His hand.

  • Ayigbo Chineme Edna

    I believe the Lord everyday, tells each and everyone of us to hold His hand for safekeeping and for seeing us through. If only we are patient and attentive enough to hear Him. Sometimes when I am in trouble, I ask the Lord to take the wheel i.e telling Him that I am holding on to His hand to see ne through my current situation and sure enough, the Lord does deliver. Thank you ma for this loving article.

  • Akaniru Chioma Theodora

    Let us continuously trust in the Lord because he said his plans for us are of good, bringing us to an expected end. Nice piece ma

  • Udeobasi Ngozi B.

    Our God is ever faithful and loving. He is a great treasure which every human must thrive to possess. if he took care of us and protected us when we were in the womb and when we were still infants that doesn’t know him as God, how much more now that we are grown and acknowledge him as our lord and personal saviour. When we put our trust in him, he has assured us that he will never forsake nor abandon us.

  • Ugama Gloria nkechinyere

    Lord continue to hold me tight has you have held me from onset. I look up to you.

  • Ugwuaneke Grace U.

    Thank you Jesus for I know you have held my hand,Lord no matter what comes to me,I will hold you tightly and never leave you because I know you have a better plan for me and that you o! lord will see me through,though it may not be easy for me,my heart ponders,my head aches but I will keep on searching for you lord for who ever trus in you,you will not lead astray.

  • Nwogu Chiamaka

    God is the same yesterday, today and forever. Let’s hold unto him even in that troubling situation, although in may tarry but the word of God is true and most not return void. We must try to close watch our life because most time our sins prevent our request from being granted.

  • ABONYI CHISOM. E.

    The love God have for us is unconditional, am also a living testimony to that, he always keeps his words. We should hold Gods hands tight and never let go of it. He is always with us all the time even when we are facing difficulties.

  • Ewurum john

    Thank you lord for being our pilot
    Thank you lord for being our sailor
    Thank you lord for being our hero
    Thank you lord for holding our hands
    Nice piece ma

  • Nnorom wisdom

    David the psalmist appreciated jehovah and his hand in everything regarding david’s life.
    he knew that he could not rely on his strength alone but needed the help of jehovah to help him through difficult times.
    David also made out time to study and read in an undertone the commandments of jehovah and never forgot to beseech jehovah in prayer.

  • Nwabuike Onyinyechi

    The best person to hold on to at all time is god because he will let go of our hand no matter the situation, he will always be with us cause of the love he has for us.

  • Edet Elijah

    This story simply talks about the need for us to hold unto God no matter the storms of life that we face. He’s always going to be there for us if we hold on steadfastly because he alone is the solution to our problems. Even though we do not see God, we should believe that’s is with us always. Most times as Christians we are faced with trials and in most cases we think God as forsaken us but he does these things to test us and make us stronger.

  • Iroegbu Chinatu Amara

    “I always hold you, my dear,” He replied. “But the road is going to get rough. For your own peace of mind, do hold me as well.” This part of the post really touched my life. It’s not just enough for God to us, it’s also necessary for us to Gold unto him.

  • Agugbua Miriam Chisom

    I always hold you my dear he replied. Indeed God never let’s go of our hand no matter the circumstances. His love for us never cease. However it’s also wise to hold unto him for our Peace of mind.

  • Sunday Kingsley Odinakachukwu.

    Hold me jesus. of a truth i know i can’t do anything of my own. Lead me and show the path to take.your ways are ever perfect.i pray earnestly for the grace to hold you back till the end. Nice piece ma.

  • Unwana Ekere

    God is the author and finisher of our faith, he is our stronghold,our redeemer,Emmanuel etc..
    Without him mankind would have been long gone so therefore we should always praise this awesome and wonderful Friend and father.
    Thank you lord for your unending grace and love.

  • Eze Chinyere

    I love this!! Us holding on to God is like a kind of test which God puts us through to test our faith and trust in him. During trials and tribulations, we should hold fast onto God, keep trusting in him and believing that he will one day restore us and crown us with glory. This post is good for people who are down or have lost hope in God. Thank you for sharing. Nice lesson learnt.

  • Arene Ifeyinwa Ketochukwu

    Thank you because this writeup is full of words of encouragement, indeed God cannot let us down because he is faithful.

  • Precious Gold

    I will stick to the word of God because I do not have any alternative when the trials and storms of this life comes. This is wonderful; God telling us to hold His hand as He also holds ours. We will never lose faith if we hold on to Him. Thank you Ma.

  • God is always able to fight our battles but He can’t do such if we exhibit lack of faith in Him and allow ourself to be overwhelmed. We must hold unto Him steadfastly even when all seems to be going wrong, we must trust He’ll make a way when there’s no way.

  • Essien Anietie Archibong

    God is very wonderful . He holds us tight and Never lets go in time of problem and confusion. Our shortcomings he pardons,He is God and not a man. I Love you Lord. Thanks for this article, Ma. God will bless you. Amen.

  • EKPEMANDU DOMINICA NNEKA

    This God is too good, even when men and women forsake you, he will never forsake you, as far as you hold on to him, I have being in a situation where i was confused with life, but God showed me that with him all things are possible. If we stick to him, his testimonies and thanksgivings will always be in our life. Thank you Lord for being our personal saviour.

  • Onah Chiamaka Geraldine

    One with God is majority. Stick to God and u will be a living testimony.. Jesus is the way, the truth and the life. Father Lord forgive me my sins and always protect me from the shackles of the evil one. Amen

  • Nwata Blessing Chinyere

    Hold my hand, Lord.
    I would be safer if you hold my hand. You are stronger than I am Lord. You are my strength,my comforter, my redeemer.
    Though I may not see or hear you, but you are near. I lay my confidence in you. Save and protect me from evil oppressions. Amen.

  • Ezema chidiebere blessing

    Often time we beckon on God for help and he came to our rescue but whenever we are needed to be paitence about something, we always lost hope and trust on God. God is always faithful to his promises but humanbing are the most unfaithful and also full of complaint, there is a saying that a faithful lover is a jealous lobver, but instead of God who is always faithful been jealous of us on how we cheat and threat him, we humanbeing are the one that is a;lways complaining. we always choose to run to God only when we are in trouble, wich is very wrong.

  • Levi ifeanyi

    What an encouraging post. We should hold unto Christ with all our heart to avoid being douse like Peter, when he became double minded. (Hold fast to God no matter how the wind howls or how slippery the path is.)

  • Precious

    am not surprised
    My God has always been a wonderful and a faithful father.. Am a living example of his awesomeness..
    I can’t imagine my life without his grace and love..

  • Chioma Harmony

    Don’t just hold my hand, grab my hands Jesus. I want to be all yours

  • Nwankwo Amanda

    Faith can move mountains, with faith everything is possible.

  • God delivers us when we look to Him for deliverance. It’s hard, but when we cling to God’s promises, eventually we can come out the other side of the trial.

  • Nwankwo gift

    That is what keeps me going,though I may not see or hear him but I know strongly that he watches me and I derive much more Peace knowing fully well that I have a father who watches over me!!

  • Ngwoke Peter Chinaza

    One with God is majority, God have being doing wonders in my life even though sometimes we Dont acknowledge that, but when we are left without any option his is always their for me, God I thank you for the gift of life.

  • Ngbede Emmanuel

    In every circumstance, God is ever with us and willing to help, sometimes our response from him may not be quick but we just need to know that if we ask by faith he is always ready to answer.

  • OGBOBI BLESSING OJONOMA

    Hmm, faith! when our faith is as strong as the mustard seed, we can move mountains. When things are not rosy our faith in Christ is still unshakable. Trust God always, and let Him lead you through.

  • Ezike winifred udochukwu

    If man were God ,,we should all be dead,,God is indeed merciful towards us bearing in mind that whatever we do in life ,God is right behind us and ready to back us up.?

  • Nnaukwu Emeka John

    God is awesome and very wonderful all the time. He holds us and encourages us through His word. Of a truth, He that called us is faithful and He will never ever abandon us in this life despite all the challenges.

  • Ngwu Ifebuche Celestina

    My God has always been so wonderful and faithful to me.. Am a living testimony of his awesomeness.. I can’t imagine my life without his grace and love..

  • Eze Chioma

    Though I may not see you, you are here. .I will hold on to your hand for safeguarding and you will pull me out with Thanksgiving. This is a quote I will hold on to because it shows once you out your trust in God, he will pull you out of every misfortune

  • Ochei Anthony mkpulumma

    We should have faith in God and depend on him in times trouble and believe he can save us

  • Woow…quite motivating. Thank you lord for always being here for me.I pledge not to let your hand slip from me no matter the circumstances am in by your Grace because you alone can save me in life…. So help me Lord

  • Abasiofon Nkem

    I agree with you ma.we should never leave God in times of difficulty. i pray to always hold on to God as he holds on to me. may he give me the grace to go deeper with him.

  • We should always hold on to God in times of difficulties, temptation because he is a loving father he never disappoint those who trust in him ,he always helps them out when ever they need him.

  • God Almighty I will always hold your hand tightly I will not leave you,because you have promised me first that you will not leave nor forsake me.give me your grace oh Lord to hold unto you,not withstanding the challenges or problem around me.I know… God is faithful and he will not let you be tempted beyound your strength… 1 Corinthians 10:13. Jesus said in mark 16:16 ” he who Believes and is baptized will be save; but he who does not believe will be condemned”. So,for one salvation to be completed he/she needs to be baptized(by immersion) into the body of Christ which signifies we dying with Christ and resurrecting with Christ in newness of life.

  • Happiness Chizy

    In every situation in life we should learn to trust God…. Cox he never fails. One thing about him is that he works when all hope is lost. .

  • Chinelobi Treasure Oluchi

    Nothing can change the existence of God, whether we can feel Him or not, He is real and always with us

  • Oma

    Thank u ma for this inspirational post, I know am not alone ,even when the world is crumbling on me I know he is with me.
    This post gave me the assurance again that jesus loves me.

  • Oshana Oyaku Endurance

    Even if God seem to be a far when we a facing a kind of turbulence in life, the truth is, he never leaves us, he just wants us to exercise our faith. Take example from peter, when he saw Jesus walking on the water, he was shocked, then he told Jesus, if really its you bid me to come and Jesus did, Peter started walking on the water toward Jesus but when he took his eyes off Jesus and doubt set in, he started sinking. This is exactly what happens with contemporary Christians.

  • Ibe Arinzechukwu Christian

    “Though I may not see You, You are here I may not hear it, Your voice is near I will hold onto Your hand for safekeeping And You will pull me through with thanksgiving” I’m so much in love with this lines. It gives me more reasons to anchor firmly to God. Nice piece. God bless you for sharing this.

  • The lord is with us at all times. We should hold unto him no matter the difficulties /challenges we are facing cause Him alone can save us
    Thank u ma’am for this mind lifting piece

  • Ewa-Ifeanyichukwu Chidinma

    “But Lord, You’re much stronger than I. Wouldn’t it be safer if YOU held my hand?”
    “I always hold you, my dear,” He replied. “But the road is going to get rough. For your own peace of mind, do hold me as well.”
    This statement almost brought tears to my eyes.
    There’s honestly nothing as comforting as knowing he’s there always.

  • Ugwu Ogochukwu A

    There is no doubt that when you hold his hand, you will be unshakable, that when trials and tribulations overwhelms you that you can withstand all of it by holding his hands. He is a father that never fails his children. But the big question is “Can we persistently hold onto his hands when the roads gets tougher and becomes very bumpy”?

  • Akupue Chibuike

    Even in our deepest critical moment he is always there for us. let’s hold unto Him always and remind Him of his words, believe me he must surely act.

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