“I hold fast to Your statutes, O Lord; do not let me be put to shame.” -Psalm 119:31
The irony is as we hold fast to the Lord, He has the better grip on us. Just as Peter could not save himself from drowning, the Lord Jesus took hold of him to save his life (Matthew 14:22-33). He will hold you fast- always. As His child He does not forsake, change His mind, or let go of us according to how we measure up on any given day. Isn’t that wonderful? To hold fast to God’s Word is the deep mystery of God’s Sovereignty and man’s will. He gives us the desire and understanding, but we must take care to cultivate this gift. It is where delight and discipline meet to fulfill our duty as His people. As we hold on to our dear Savior minute by minute through His revealed truth, He will not allow us to experience the great shame of His rejection. We are firmly His.
Grace upon grace,
Grow deeper: James 1:13-18