Listen to this devotional:
Listen while you read: "Glory Be To God The Father"1 (Lyrics)
Psalm 63:8 – My soul clings to you; your right hand upholds me. (NIV)
I was asked to write about the lessons that I learned while I was living with a broken arm. Here is one prayer that I prayed in various ways through my trauma, based on today's verse:
- Lord, I grasp for You now … where before I only reached. Now, I grip feebly the hand that You so freely offer … because You welcome me, clinging to You! I cling to You; Your right hand upholds me.
You see, my right arm was broken, and God offered me His. My clinging did not depend on the strength that I had but on the strength that He is! My clinging did not depend on my arm but on my clinging. While clinging means to hold onto something with arms or hands, it also means:
- to adhere to something by sticking to it or staying very close to it;
- to refuse to give up a belief or tradition that one has grown fond of or used to;
- to have a strong emotional attachment to somebody.
And so, I clung. I pray that You cling to Him, too, no matter your weakness … for He is our strength.
Isaiah 40:29 – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. (NIV)
Prayer: Lord, we cling, we cling, and we cling some more. Amen.