His hands are big enough to hold these times of ours

Psalm 31:14-16

But I trust in you, O Lord;  I say, “You are my God.”  My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me.  Let your face shine on your servant; save me in your unfailing love.  NIV

I love the fact that God gifts his children in many different ways.

I have a sister who is an unbelievable communicator, especially when she is writing.  It is clear to me that God gave her this gift and this passion.  And, she chose to use it.  When she was a kid, if something upset her, she wrote about it.  If something made her happy, she wrote about it.  It seemed to me that she wrote, and wrote, and wrote — the whole time that we were growing up.

Now that we are older, I stand in awe of how God is using her gifts for communication, and how he prepared her — without us being aware of it — for this age when so much of our communication as a society is through the internet and the written word.

It strikes me that David was likely the same sort of person as my sister.  I can easily see him going to the equivalent of his room in his time, taking out the equivalent of a ball point pen and pouring out his heart on the equivalent of our modern day paper.

And, how God has used that!

I am so thankful that David’s writings were preserved, especially his Psalms.

In this one, David is extremely upset. In verse 13 he says, “there is terror on every side.”

But, David trusts God.  And writing that out is, no doubt, helpful to him.

His words are helpful to me too.  In these times when oil is pouring into the Gulf, and things are so unsteady in many parts of the world, I, too, can say, “my times are in your hands.”

God’s hands are big enough to hold them.

I will think about that today.

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1 Comment

Filed under Fear, Old Testament, Psalms, Trust

One response to “His hands are big enough to hold these times of ours

  1. Bill

    Hi, Sarah:

    Thank you for introducing me to your blog…and thanks for today’s contribution. I will keep this in mind as we start our AMS Summer Policy Colloquium this evening.
    Bill

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