Heb 10:23 Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful.
There is a feeling of comfort and security for a child when parents extends hands and a child holds on to it tightly, especially when a feeling of terror or fear of some kind strikes a child.
In times of uncertainties, we want to encourage ourselves with the knowledge that God loves and cares for us. Still there is another level of comfort and security that provides that assurance when we sense that He has stretched His hands in our time of need to rescue. In response, we hold fast to all the truths and ways of the gospel against all temptation and opposition. Not that we feel that He might let go of us, but that holding fast gives perfect assurance that greater hands are holding onto us. To hold fast the confession of our hope is not for our security but for our comfort, that we are secured in Him already and should not fear. Hope rests on faith, and at the same time quickens faith. It is the ground for our bold confession. To not waver is to remember and hold on to His promises. His faithfulness should excite and encourage us to be faithful, and we must depend more upon His promises to us than upon our promises to Him. Rom 15:4 “For whatever things were written before were written for our learning, that we through the patience and comfort of the Scriptures might have hope.”