As a child I use to sing the song “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”, even today the words still hold such vivid truth for me. The older I get the more I understand that everything that occurs in my life rests in His hands. “For all this I considered in my heart even to declare all this, that the righteous, and the wise, and their works, are in the hand of God: no man knoweth either love or hatred by all that is before them.” Ecclesiastes 9:1
Some days I find myself in a stew trying to figure things out for myself, a complete waste of my time. No matter what happens or doesn’t happen it all rests in the hands of my God who loves me and sees my need not only for today, but also for tomorrow. He is all powerful, in complete control of every situation I face even before I know what is happening He has a plan in place.
“Both riches and honour come of thee, and thou reignest over all; and in thine hand is power and might; and in thine hand it is to make great, and to give strength unto all. Now therefore, our God, we thank thee, and praise thy glorious name.” 1 Chronicles 29:12-13
A much better use of my time would be to simply spend time praising Him for who He is and stop trying to control what He is already managing quite well. More times than not I get in His way, creating more of an issue of things than the situation called for in the first place. We serve God, not a little god who lacks power and wisdom, but the God of the Universe, the Creator of all things the all powerful one. I’d say it’s high time I remembered that, because He’s got this; I’m the limiting factor. He’s got the whole world in His Hands.
“And said, O Lord God of our fathers, art not thou God in heaven? and rulest not thou over all the kingdoms of the heathen? and in thine hand is there not power and might, so that none is able to withstand thee? Art not thou our God, who didst drive out the inhabitants of this land before thy people Israel, and gavest it to the seed of Abraham thy friend for ever?” 2 Chronicles 20:6-7
“And they dwelt therein, and have built thee a sanctuary therein for thy name, saying, If, when evil cometh upon us, as the sword, judgment, or pestilence, or famine, we stand before this house, and in thy presence, (for thy name is in this house,) and cry unto thee in our affliction, then thou wilt hear and help.” 2 Chronicles 20:8-9