I like being in control. It is hard to depend on others. Sometimes it is hard for me to yield control even to God. Simple things, I’ve got this. Harder things, I use learned wisdom from the world and God. But finally God brings me to my knees and reminds me that He is completely in control.
Today’s devotional will challenge us to think about who is control, why, and our need to submit.
My times are in Your hand!
(“Every Day!” Author unknown, 1872)
“My times are in Your hand!” Psalm 31:15
Is not this truth a joy to you, my soul?
It would be a sorry thing for me, if my times were in my own hands–and it would afford me little satisfaction, if my times were in an angel’s hands. How restful should I be in knowing that my times are in my precious Savior’s hands!
He sees the end from the beginning.
He knows how to apportion my sorrows and my joys.
He knows what to give–and what to withhold.
He knows also when to give–and when to take away.
But, alas! how often is my heart mistrustful–how often have I murmured under the trying dispensations of His providence! O my soul, be ashamed and confounded—be humbled in the dust that you should ever call in question the wisdom or kindness of the dealings of Him who so loved you as to give His only Son for your redemption!
Help me, O God of my salvation, henceforth, with childlike confidence and peaceful trust–to yield all to You, and to rejoice in the assurance that “My times are in Your hand!”
“My times are in Your hand;
Why should I doubt or fear?
My Father’s hand will never cause
His child a needless tear!”
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Pray through this devotion and ask God what He wants you to do.
Tom Stearns, WASI Chaplain, 907 715-4001