When we lived in Italy, it was a novel idea for the Italian Mamas to carry their baby on their hip. But it worked so well for me! With one arm I could hold on to my child and have another arm free to carry other things. Even though I was busy with life’s chores, I held that babe securely and safely.

I remember when my little girls were old enough to hang on to me like little koalas. The grasp of their tiny arms around my neck was so sweet. But even though they could hold on tightly, I couldn’t rely on their hold on me to keep them from falling.  I never relaxed my hold on them.

God is such a loving and responsible Father, even more than we. Even though we try so hard to keep a hold on Him and hold fast to His word, His hold on us is what keeps us safe and secure. Our faith in our own ability to keep hold on Him is misplaced. Our ability to hold on changes from day to day, but God never changes and He has promised that He will never relax His hold on us.

Trust His ability to hold on to you. He will never relax His hold; you can rest in that truth!

For He God Himself has said, I will not in any way fail you nor give you up nor leave you without support. I will not, I will not, I will not in any degree leave you helpless nor forsake nor let you down, relax My hold on you! Assuredly not!

Hebrews 13:5