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Each Friday my writing stems from a word prompt. Five minutes, one word prompt. The prompt this week is … Stuck.

These one word prompts take me on a journey I so enjoy each week. Today was no different.

“Stuck”, according to, has many definitions and I sat perusing through for some time, wanting one to jump out at me. I sat staring at the words on the screen, and became stuck on these words (pun not intended): “to hold, cleave, or cling”.

Turning to the verse which came to mind, I read:

“I cling to you; your strong right hand holds me securely.” (Psalm 63:8, NLT)

In this psalm, David lets us know his soul is clinging to God and this is done through the strong grasp of faith. But even more stunning to me is that it is God’s right hand which also holds him securely. It is a mutual clinging.

Grabbing my Key Word Study Bible, I turned to read the meaning of the word cling. ‘Cling’, in the Hebrew (dabaq) means: “to be united; hold fast, cling to, to be stuck together.” The image of hands grasping one another comes to mind along with the familiar words of this old hymn:

“He holds my hand, Jesus holds my hand.
Safely to heaven, He leads the way;
He is my keeper from day to day.
He holds my hand, Jesus holds my hand.
The road may be long, but my Savior is strong;
And He holds my hand.”

It is a mutual clinging.
Jesus and I are stuck together for this journey of life.


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