Held Fast

By Robin Mohle

Psalm 139:7-10 

Where can I go from your Spirit?

Where can I flee from your presence?

If I go up to the heavens, you are there;

if I make my bed in the depths, you are there.

 If I rise on the wings of the dawn,

if I settle on the far side of the sea,

even there your hand will guide me,

your right hand will hold me fast.

When I lived for a short stint in Germany, this became an anchoring verse for me so far away from the familiar. In moments of loneliness, this verse reminded me that I was not alone, no matter how far I had physically travelled from my home. It’s still a section of scripture I return to when I find myself cast out to sea or in a place where I feel like no one else knows where my soul has gone – but God does. 

He knows where each of us resides as we shelter in place, and while there is a loneliness that goes with not being able to see each other in these days and weeks, God is there, and he is holding us fast.

Follow this link to the Casting Crowns song, “Praise You in the Storm”

Robin Mohle is the current director of youth ministries at Grace.