It’s in God’s Hands
“It’s in God’s hands.” Do you hear people say that? Is that a phrase that you use often too? When there’s a big decision to be made – “It’s in God’s hands.” When you’re sick or a loved one’s health is failing – “It’s in God’s hands.” When something has made you worried and afraid and you really don’t know what to do – “It’s in God’s hands.” Think of that beloved hymn, “Precious Lord, Take My Hand.” We like to think about our lives being in God’s hands.
Here’s some good news: That’s really true! The idea of our lives being in God’s hands comes straight out of the Bible. King David didn’t have an easy life. He wrote Psalm 31 in the midst of a dark time, when even his closest friends had turned against him. But David was still absolutely confident that God was his rock, his refuge, his righteousness, his fortress, his God. So this is what he prayed, “Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth” (Psalm 31:5). David’s life was in God’s hands.
So is your life. So is my life. It’s in God’s hands. Wouldn’t this verse be a great thought to have on your mind when you wake up in the morning and when you go to bed at night? “Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.” Your life doesn’t really depend on you. It doesn’t depend on how well work is going or who your pastor is or whether your relationships right now are strong or rocky. It’s in God’s hands. My family is facing a big decision right now. I bet yours is too. Every day brings decisions and challenges and fears and anxieties. Make this your prayer of trust in God:“Into your hands I commit my spirit; redeem me, O LORD, the God of truth.”
Those words should sound familiar – “Into your hands I commit my spirit.” Where else have you heard them in the Bible? Do you remember? When Jesus died on the cross for us, these were his last words: “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit” (Luke 23:46). In his darkest moment, Jesus trusted in God his Father and placed his life into his Father’s hands. When you see Jesus die for you on the cross, there can be no doubt that God loves you. That Jesus forgives you. Your life is in his hands.
May Jesus fill you with peace this week, knowing that it’s all in his hands,