“The works of His hands are faithful and just.” Psalm 111:7 NIV.
All that is in God’s hands is in good hands.
My thoughts and comments today are about being, “in good hands.”
I am grateful for good friends, friends in whom I can trust and upon whom I can rely. I find solace in their friendship as well as their company. “A true friend is always loyal, and a brother is born to help in time of need.” Proverbs 17:17 NLT. I hope to be that kind of friend to others as well. In that sort of friend, you know your secrets and safety are secure in their hands, and you will have their help when you need. Of necessity, your circle of such friends will be small. For one and all, there will be times when your well-being is in the hands of another.
However, some things are more than the best of friends can share. Life presents occasions when you must seek refuge in God. “Because God has said, ‘Never will I leave you; never will I forsake you.’ So we say with confidence, ‘The Lord is my helper; I will not be afraid. What can man do to me?’” Hebrews 13:5-6 NIV. Such times and circumstances require that they be placed in God’s hands. “In the beginning, You laid the foundations of the earth, and the heavens are the work of Your hands.” Psalm 102:25 NIV. The One described as, “upholding all things by the word of His power,” can be trusted with your cares and concerns. Read Hebrews 1:1-4 NKJV.
Paul gave simple, practical instructions how to do that. “Be anxious for nothing, but . . let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 NKJV.
Prayer. “In everything by prayer . . let your requests be made known to God.” When you pray, you invite God to work His will in your situation. Worrying and whining about your difficulties brings neither peace of mind nor assurance of heart. Include God.
Supplication. “In everything . . by supplication, let your requests be made known to God.” Supplication suggests a heightened sense of urgency and strong conviction that God alone holds your answer. Pray earnestly. See Ephesians 6:18 NKJV.
Thanksgiving. “In everything . . with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God.” Prayer and supplication remains unfinished until sincere thankfulness concludes your petition for God’s grace and intervention. Give thanks. “Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful.” Colossians 4:2 NIV.
Peace of God. “In everything . . the peace of God that surpasses all understanding will guard and keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” All that is in God’s hands is in good hands. Solomon advised, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek His will in all you do, and He will direct your paths.” Proverbs 3:5-6 NLT. Be at peace. God’s peace can and should rule in your emotions and thoughts.
Today, I pray for you to place, “all your care on Him for He cares for you.”
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