Hopefully Devoted: Held

I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go. I’m telling you, ‘Don’t panic. I’m right here to help you.’ (Isaiah 41:13, The Message)

I don’t have a lot of words this morning. Some days are like that.

That doesn’t meant I don’t have something to share.

This morning, as I sat down to the keyboard, I didn’t find nifty words—I found presence.

My favorite image of God is that of a child curled up in his hand. Like this:


For me the most comforting and complete image of God is being held. I was told by a therapist that I’m touch deprived. The ache in my heart finds peace when I feel held.

Held together…when everything around me feels like it’s falling apart.

Held back…from foolish and destructive choices.

Held close…when the the ache of loss feels devastating.


Maybe you need to be feel held today.


Scriptures to read to reinforce: Psalm 91

Author: tinamhunt

ESFP with a dash of ADD. Lover of the Word and words. The cup of my life is neither half empty or half full--it overflows! I'm blessed to be a blessing and I'm here to share the journey.

4 thoughts on “Hopefully Devoted: Held”

  1. Held together. That’s a great analogy. I truly feel a little touch deprived myself today and now I know I can get to the Lord and find that comfort there.


  2. I have three small stature on the little girl leaning into God’s hands. All three I picked up in Germany from different church gift stores so they are also trip memories too. I often use them as places to center my prayer and focus on God. Loved it that you too like that image.


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