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Sometimes my daughter Olivia wakes up in the middle of the night and needs to use the bathroom.

It’s my job to get up and take her there, so I get out of bed to find her at outside her room.

She takes my hand as we go to the bathroom, which is about 6 feet from her door.

Does she need my hand to show her the way? No, she wants to know I am near. Then any fear and apprehension she may have about the dark goes away. She probably doesn’t consciously even think about it.

It’s kind of the same thing with us. Sometimes we are troubled, fearful or just need some encouragement.

What a comfort to know that God is there with an open hand to take ours and lift us up when we are down, encourage us when we are weak, and calm us when we are fearful.

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