Freedom Comes From Holding the Father’s Hand

Freedom Comes From Holding the Father's Hand - Grace Fox

True freedom doesn’t come from doing our own thing; it comes from obeying God’s Word. We experience it when we trust His care and plan for our lives.

The city park near our home contains several playgrounds. They resemble human anthills on sunny days. Kids are everywhere, running and climbing and swinging.

Depending on personalities, some kids are content to let their parents or caregivers hold their hands as they walk from toy to toy. Others resist, tugging and protesting until they manage to jerk free and run away. Some listen and obey when the caregivers tell them to stop; others don’t.

What happens? The kids might dash toward a swingset without realizing the possibility of being knocked by a swing already in motion, or they might dart towards the sidewalk, into the path of an oncoming bicyclist or rollerblader. They want to experience freedom, so they disregard their caregivers’ counsel and pay painful consequences.

These little people remind me of big people…

“Hold My hand,” says the heavenly Father.

“But I want to go a different direction,” we argue.

“Trust Me,” He says.

“But I don’t want to go where You’re leading!” We tug and protest until we yank loose from the Father’s hand. Then we run where we please, thinking we’re experiencing freedom at its finest. That approach to life seldom works.

True freedom looks different than what we think

True freedom is found in obedience to God and His Word. We experience it when we trust His care and plan for our lives, recognizing that He knows best.

“Make me walk along the path of your commands, for that is where my happiness is found…I will walk in freedom, for I have devoted myself to your commandments” says Psalm 119:35, 45.

Want freedom?

The recipe’s guaranteed – tuck your hand into the Father’s and stay close to His side.

Know you are loved,


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