The Lord upholds my hand

"The steps of a man are established by the LORD,
when he delights in his way;  
though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong,
for the LORD upholds his hand." - Psalms 37:23-24
This has been one of my favorite verses for a long time because this whole section is about the Lords justice for the good. This verse in particular comforts me. I read that it might also be translated "The Lord grants success to the one who desires to obey His commands."

The Bible does offer a few things to believers before the next life. Though sometimes it seems we're mostly just promised justice at judgement. I like this verse because it comforts me to know that my steps are established by the Lord that or, the Lord blesses those who desire to obey his commands.

The NASB translates the second line as "and He delights in his way." I like to think the Lord delights in my way. Establishing my steps and most importantly when I fall I will not "be cast headlong."

I've mentioned my wife is pregnant. Every day we go for a few walks in an attempt to bring the baby out, and we'll often walk along a path beside a lake. When we're off the main road on the dirt there are rocks and dirt around the path. I hold my wife's hand tighter than normal because I want to be sure if she falls she wont be "hurled headlong."

It's a loving walk we take and knowing the Lord is walking with me, holding my hand in the same manner, watching out for me. He knows that if I walk long enough I will fall, but He'll be there to hold me up, with His hand. Delighting in my every step.

Thank you Lord that you delight in me.