December 28–What Takes Hold of You?

What takes hold of you? What do you let take hold of your heart, your emotions, your perspective, your thoughts, your words, your actions?

Sometimes we let fear or pride or anger or vengeance or loneliness or depression or judgment or shame or selfishness or laziness or greed or any combination of these…along with all manners of unhealthy and unhelpful addictions and habits…take hold of us. And we are left drowning in our selves and in our circumstances.

Our God reaches down continually to take hold of us. The LORD knows how much we need His love, His help, His rescue, His will and His way as we live in this world. And our LORD wants to take hold of our lives—so that nothing else will.

He reached down from on high and took hold of me;

he drew me out of deep waters.

Psalm 18:16

May we each choose to let our LORD, who loves us intimately, passionately and perfectly, take hold of us—in every area of our lives. Because in the LORD’s care we are given new life…new hope…new perspectives…as He takes hold of our lives!

In love, peace and purposeful passion,                                                               Sylane

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