Do you ever feel like a small ship adrift on a stormy sea? How do you stay afloat when the waves relentlessly come crashing down over and over again?
On a ship “hold fast” implies that rigging is tied securely. During inclement weather, sailors would actually wrap themselves in the lines to help maintain their grasp. Seamen often tattooed this phrase on their knuckles as a reminder. With this information in mind, I had to smile when I read Hebrews 4:14 in The Message:
Now that we know what we have—
Jesus, this great High Priest
with ready access to God—
let’s not let it slip through our fingers.
This sailor is securing herself to Her Savior.
May He tattoo these two words on my heart: Hold fast.
I know He specializes in stormy seas, and He won’t let me slip through His mighty fingers.
How do you hold fast during hard times? Let’s dig deep and discover the secret for the next 31 days….
Day 12: Remember Help is on the way.
Day 14: Never let go of your Lifeline.
Day 25: Watch your step.