If there ever was a time when I needed to believe that the hand of God is covering me, my family, and my nation, it is now. There are days when I say to God in prayer, “I cannot believe my eyes and my ears anymore. I feel like I am living in some kind of surreal dream.” Some of my discouragement is personal, and some of it relates to our culture and the decline of Christian morals and values in our government and neighborhoods.
These days, it’s incredibly important for me to remember that God is still in His heaven, and He knows every concern, great and small, that I have. There are many scriptures that speak of God’s hand, and this is one of my favorite:
So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10
Whatever concerns you today, whether it has life-devastating potential or is a tiny ripple in your day, if you are God’s child, He is controlling all. That thought may not bring you comfort if you are struggling in your present circumstances and cannot understand what God is doing in your life or why He is doing it. Even then, taking the time to pause, to look toward heaven and acknowledge that God is God—majestic, holy, perfect, and sovereign—can reset your mind to dwell on the power and peace of God instead of your situation.
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you. 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Scripture taken from the HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION ®. NIV®. COPYRIGHT © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.®. Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.
© 2016 Jeanne Dial