All In His Hands
Scripture: “See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are ever before me.” Isaiah 49:16
Devotional: All of us want security whether it is on our job, in our relationship, in our finances, or in our homes. It is truly our hearts desire to live in the state of freedom and fullfillment, without worry or concern in what we do or what we enjoy. As Christians, we have the assurance of knowing that we are not alone; for God is with us and He lives inside of us through the power of the Holy Spirit. Thus, you and I are in His hands, but we are also in Him because He has, through the blood of Jesus Christ, carved us into those Hands and we have His protection, we have His provision, and we have His promise!
Prayer: My Father and My God, how we thank that You have engraved us into Your hands; a place where there is safety and security, a place where the weary can be at rest, a place where we can find peace in the midst of storms, a place where trouble and tribulation cannot find us; thank you Lord for your great love for us! Now Lord, allow us to trust You to laying our burdens and our petitions in the palm of your hands; remind us that we can find joy in releasing all of our problems into these Hands; the Hands of the one who suffered bled and died for us but He arose with all power in His Hands, Jesus Christ we pray, Amen and Amen!
Reflection Question: Are you holding on to your problems or releasing them to Jesus?
When the problems involve adult children, it’s difficult to untangle a father’s loving desires for them, which may be contrary to God’s will, and God’s actual will for them.
This week’s devotional hit hard. There are so many times I turn things over to God but take it back. I am really making every effort once I turn it over to God to leave it there. The battle is not mine but the Lord’s. This week Devotional opened my eyes.