How many of us have listened to the local, national and global news and wondered, “What in the world is going on?”  Just this week there’s been another mass shooting. Political rancor seems to be at an all-time high. There are daily reports of violence in the streets of our neighboring cities. Without a firm foundation of biblical truth, we can easily be overcome with fear and despair.

 

When I was growing up, we used to sing: “He’s got the whole world in His hands,” and I believed it.  I could just picture God’s huge hands holding the world.  Then we grow up, get married, have a family, get a job, and as life starts happening, we slowly lose focus of this.  Careers, problems, bills, responsibilities, and problems grow bigger and bigger.  And as that happens, the hands of God seem to look smaller and smaller. 

 

The good news is God’s hands have not changed.  What happens is our outlook changes.  He still has the whole world in His hands!

 

Do not lose sight of God’s hands.  When the news threatens to dislodge your peace or cause despair, when the ups and downs of daily life cause stress and frustration, remember who holds you in His hands.  Just keep singing, “He’s got the whole world in His hands.”

 

See you Sunday!

 

Randy