Psalms 31:15. My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
Trusting the Hand of God
Our life is in the Lord’s hand. He controls the day-to-day happenings that cross our paths. David said that his times were in the Lord’s hand. The hand controls much of what we do in life. We use our hands for most physical tasks. The Lord delivers us from many situations that occur in life. As Christians, it is not uncommon for us to doubt the Lord’s hand in our life. Much like the heathen, we begin to doubt if the Lord is really present in our lives. The heathen only blame God for the bad and fail to acknowledge him for the good. Just like the heathen, we begin to think that the Lord is not really in control when bad happens. We need to seek the Lord’s guidance and direction in all that we do, even when bad things happen. After that, we need to move out and trust that He is there to bring about His will.
A Life of Faith is Not Always Clear
The Lord moves in mysterious ways. We don’t always see a bolt of lightning from heaven that guides and directs us. Most of the time, it is just a still, small voice; causing us to question if it is really there. A life of faith is not always super clear. We try to get in the Word of God looking for guidance so we can make decisions based on prayer and seeking the Lord. We wait for that still, small voice, and seek God in all that we do. We acknowledge him and seek him. Yet, in the midst of any given situation, there is often doubt and fear wondering if the Lord is really there or if we are really doing what the Lord wants. The reality is, that this is what a life of faith looks like for real, human creatures. If God wanted a life of faith to always be obvious, he would write the directions in the sky or on a wall. Instead, we just need to learn to trust his hand and realize it will always guide and direct our life.