The Pit and Pendulum (Reaction Paper)

   For I, your God, am grasping your right hand, the One saying to you, ‘Do not be afraid , I myself will help you.’  -Isaiah 41:13

          In the story The Pit and Pendulum, the rescue that resolves the tale is shown by the mysterious person that hold the hand of the narrator and thus prevented his fall. If in the story, the hand which rescued the narrator is from General Lasalles’s Army, in real life the only One who can help us during our falls to our own pits is God.

         Like the narrator, we have our own incarcerations which may seem to be without any escape. But in these times that we are totally down, when we are in the perfect position to pray and ask for help from the One who can grasp our right hand and the One telling us not to be afraid. (Isaiah 41:13)

We may at times feel overwhelmed by the pressures of life but we do not have to face such challenges alone. God is willing to reach out and grasp our hand. Like trusting children, we can hold on to his mighty hand, confident that he will lead us in the right direction and help us in our time of need.—Psalm 63:7, 8.

(Original Title: Violent Yet Ultimately Hopeful)

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