Devotions

In His Hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands

He’s got the whole world in His hands…”

Maybe like me, you remember this song from Sunday School or Vacation Bible School.

You are probably humming the tune right now.

According to Wikipedia, this African American spiritual was first published in 1927, and recorded 30 years later by singer Laurie London.

There is something about these simple lyrics that give me comfort, especially now.

God has the whole world in His hands.

Babies, brothers, sisters.

Doctors, nurses, cashiers at the grocery store.

You and me.

Everyone.

“So God created human beings in His own image. In the image of God He created them; male and female He created them.”  Genesis 1:27 NLT

Everything.

“On the seventh day God had finished His work of creation, so He rested from all His work.”

 Genesis 2:2 NLT

HIS.

Our heavenly Father sees our brokenness, our fears and worries.

He desires us to draw close to Him, just like a parent shows love and tenderness to a child.

“The Lord is like a father to His children, tender and compassionate to those who fear Him.”

  Psalm 103 :13 NLT

Circumstances will change, but the love of the Lord remains forever.

“But the love of the Lord remains forever with those who fear Him. His salvation extends to the children’s children.”  Psalm 103:17 NLT

Our Abba Father does not want us to be fearful as we face trials and tribulations,, but to seek our strength from Him.

“So you have not received a spirit that makes you fearful slaves. Instead, you received God’s Spirit when He adopted you as His own children. Now we call him “Abba, Father.”  Romans 8:15 NLT

“And since we are His children, we are His heirs. In fact, together with Christ we are heirs of God’s glory. But if we are to share His glory, we must also share His suffering.” Romans 8: 17 NLT

In our present circumstances, we can draw comfort in knowing that we are HIS.

And as His children, made in His image, let us reflect His light and love into a world that is in need of hope and comfort.

“Imitate God, therefore, in everything you do, because you are His dear children.” Ephesians 5:1 NLT

Remember friends….

He’s got the whole world in His hands.

And there is no better place to be.

Amen.

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