February 8 – Joyful Security
“I will uphold thee with the right hand of My righteousness.” – Isaiah 41:10
Fear of falling is wholesome. To be venturesome is no sign of wisdom. Times come to
us when we feel that we must go down unless we have a very special support. Here we
have it. God’s right hand is a grand thing to lean upon. Mind, it is not only His hand,
though it keepeth heaven and earth in their places, but His right hand: His power
united with skill, His power where it is most dexterous. Nay, this is not all; it is written,
“I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.” That hand which He uses
to maintain His holiness and to execute His royal sentences – this shall be stretched out
to hold up His trusting ones. Fearful is our danger, but joyful is our security. The man
whom God upholds, devils can not throw down.
Weak may be our feet, but almighty is God’s right hand. Rough may be the road, but
Omnipotence is our upholding. We may boldly go forward. We shall not fall. Let us
lean continually where all things lean. God will not withdraw His strength, for His
righteousness is there as well. He will be faithful to His promise, and faithful to His
Son, and therefore faithful to us. How happy we ought to be! Are we not so?