Charlyne Cares for Kids

Are you standing for the restoration of your marriage? A daily devotional that will offer encouragement from God’s Word as you stand for the restoration of your marriage.

Who Holds Up Your Hands?

As long as Moses held up the staff in his hand, the Israelites had the advantage. But whenever he dropped his hand, the Amalekites gained the advantage. Moses’ arms soon became so tired he could no longer hold them up. So Aaron and Hur found a stone for him to sit on. Then they stood on each side of Moses, holding up his hands. So his hands held steady until sunset.  Exodus 17:11-12 (NLT)

This scripture comes from the story of the Israelites journey to the promised land. Joshua was battling the Amalekites who had attacked them. While Joshua fought, Moses climbed to the top of the hill with the staff of God in his hand. As long as that staff was held high, the Israelites prevailed. But when Moses got tired of holding the staff up, he had his friends Aaron and Hur to help him.

There may be times during this journey of praying for restoration of your family that you may get weary. You’ve been holding that staff up for a long time and maybe you just can’t anymore. But never forget those who come alongside you to help.

Who holds up your hands? First and foremost, your greatest strength is in Jesus. When the journey seems long and the circumstances seem impossible, a whispered prayer to Jesus can make all the difference. He hears and He will answer, in His time and in His way. It might not look like You expected, but Jesus knows the way and He will not let You down. When you come to Him in humble prayer, He will hold you up.

Confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The earnest prayer of a righteous person has great power and produces wonderful results.  James 5:16 (NLT)

Your family can also be a source of strength for you. Do you pray together for your mom or dad? Do you have daily devotions in your home? These things can keep you strong when your hands get too heavy or your strength gets too weak. Jesus loves families and He loves to see them joining together for prayer and devotions. Let Him be the rock on which you stand and the strength on which you rely.

Never let loyalty and kindness leave you! Tie them around your neck as a reminder. Write them deep within your heart.  Proverbs 3:3 (NLT)

Need some extra strength to hold up your hands? Look to your church. Pastors can help you find scriptures to keep you strong and standing in faith. Become a part of the youth group in your church. There is strength in numbers. Jesus loves to see His children gathered together in faith and prayer.

“For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”  Matthew 18:20

And don’t forget about your friends. They may not be in the same situation as you but friends can be another source of strength and support. They may not understand your feelings, but because they are your friends, they will be there for you. I am still close with many of my friends from school. We may live miles apart in all different circumstances but I know that if I need prayer or just a listening ear, they will be there for me. Let your friends be there to help you hold up your hands.

We all get weary along life’s journey and sometimes we may need some help to keep walking. All we have to do is ask.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”  Matthew 11:28-30

God bless

A Stander in Nebraska

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