My Times Are in Your Hand
“But I trust in you O Lord; I say, ‘You are my God.’ My times
are in your Hand, rescue me from the hand of my enemies and from my
persecutors” (Psalm 31:14-15 ESV).
Life is full of the good times, the bad times; the
happy times, the sad times; the times filled with joy, the times filled with
pain; the times shared, the times of loneliness. Every one of us goes through
the times or seasons that come together to make up life.
Maybe it takes the bad times, the difficult times, the
painful times to make us realize that as Christians our times are in God’s
hand. The old song goes, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.” This is, of
course, true. However, for His people it is especially true that He has our
times in His hand. With this in mind may we:
- Turn over our hard times into His hands. There are
times in our lives that we just cannot handle by ourselves. We face those
things in our lives for which we have no answer, and before which we are
helpless. These are the times in which we must realize that our hands are not
large enough to handle these things. We must depend on the hand of the One Who
is over all.
- Recognize that the good times come from His hands.
All good and perfect gifts come down from God above, according to James. We
need to raise the voice of praise and thanksgiving for the benevolent hands
that provide for us. Our attitude must be one of gratitude. It is easy in the
good times to forget our dependence on the hand of God.
- Dedicate each moment into His hands. Our lives
consist of the “times” that we are given. Each heartbeat, each second, minute,
hour, day, week, month and year is a gift from God. From the depths of despair
may our hearts transcend to our Beloved Creator as we submit our times into His
hands. In the heights of joy and abundance may we ever look and see the
presence of His loving hands.
- Jump out in trust, depending on His powerful hands.
Like the Psalmist, we must put our trust in the Lord. It has often been said,
and yet is still powerfully true, we do not know what the future holds, but we
know who holds the future. We can depend on the hands of our God because they
will not fail; no load is too heavy, nor any obstacle to great for Him.
- We must always say, in words and actions, “You are my
God.” As we face all of life’s challenges, all of the times of our short abode
on this planet, may we always declare our love, faith, trust and dependence
upon our God.
The Christian must always say, “My times are in Your
hand.” That is the only way to truly be successful here, and in eternity.