Matthew 28:20 And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.
Isaiah 41:10 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 49:16 See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands
There is way too much bad in our world today. Evil lurks around every corner. COVID 19 ran rampant for far too long. People are still fighting for their lives. There is sickness among us…physical, mental, and emotional. We’re all drained and weary after watching the news for less than 30 minutes a day. Goodness, when we watch the nightly news, we hear the reporter list off all of the shootings and resulting deaths that occurred over the past week.The numbers are shocking, although, I feel that I shouldn’t be shocked by anything anymore.
With all of the chaos, sadness, sickness, and just the day to day messes that we find ourselves in, we have to have something to keep us grounded, to keep us focused on the bigger picture, and to keep us moving forward. Thankfully, we can lean on our Lord and Savior and rest knowing that He’s got us right in the palm of His hand. We can rest on Matthew 28:20 knowing that Jesus promises that He is with us to the end. That means He is always there through thick and thin, good times and bad times, and with us whatever life is throwing at us. He never leaves. Isaiah 41:10 has become my stand on verse lately. There is no reason to be dismayed and get all catawalpus. We have the promise that God will be our strength and that He will hold us up with His righteous hand. God has never broken a promise so I know with all that I am that I can trust in those words.
My husband, Jeff, is always encouraging to the kids, and he has been such an encouraging light through these trying times. I overheard him tell them, “Me and God spoke about it. Its gonna be okay either way so I’m just gonna go with that.” We know that no matter the outcome of any situation or trouble, God has control, and we merely need to lean on Him and trust that He has us right in the palm of His hand.
Knowing that God really does have us in the palm of His hand is so very reassuring. With that knowledge, we can approach the day knowing that either way, it’s gonna be okay. God’s got this!