Bread for the Journey
A young child will be quick to hold his father's hand when afraid. They are willing to try something new, trusting that their dad will be there to catch them if they slip or fall.
God, our Heavenly Father wants us to have that trust in Him. Throughout scripture He invites us to trust in Him. He assures us that He will always be with us, and He will help us.
In Isaiah 41:13 God gives us a promise, and tells us to not be afraid.
For I, the Lord your God, will hold your right hand, saying to you, "Fear not, I will help you."