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Hold My Hand, Lord

I saw a meme on Facebook that said 'You relax on a plane, even though you don't know the pilot. You relax in a ship, even though you don't know the captain. You relax on a bus even though you don't know the driver. Why don't you relax in life knowing God is in control?'

This meme really hit home to me, and today while trying to decide what to write, I searched out another poem. For me, the songs, memes and poems about holding God's hand touch my soul as I do imagine myself holding His hand a lot through life. That's the way I let Him lead me when life gets tough. I pray this poem will be a blessing to someone today.

Hold my hand through troubled waters,

Lord I'm tempest-tossed and frail;

Without Thee, I'd surely flounder

Like a ship without a sail.

Be my anchor, lest I perish

For there is no help but Thee.

With Thy might strength, uphold me

While I cross this stormy sea.

Sorrow's clouds are growing darker;

Paths ahead, I cannot see,

And the gales blow fierce about me...

Thou, my Savior, pilot me!

What a comfort, Lord, to know Thee!

Feel Thy blessed presence near;

And to hear Thee gently whisper,

"Child I'm with you...do not fear."

I accept this trial from Thee, Lord,

For I know 'tis as You've planned;

And I'll trust Thy love and wisdom

Though I do not understand.

One glad day, I'll know the reason,

See Thy blessing now disguised,

Know just why You chose to lead me

Through these waters deep and wide.

But for now...just hold my hand, Lord,

And together we will row

Through this sea of troubled waters.

'Tis enough for me to know

That You never will forsake me

In the blackness of the night;

And Your life will safely guide me

Through the storm to morning light.

Beverly I. Anderson

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