He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

While settling into this new year of 2023, one verse of scripture had a profound effect on me. I’d like to meditate on it and keep it at the center of my thinking and being as I watch the overwhelmingly negative, chaotic, confusing, troublesome world news headlines splashing across my television screen, flooding my daily email inbox, and posting around social media platforms.

The verse reminds me there is someone who really is in charge, who really is powerful, who really is great, who really is high and lofty, who really has won battles (fairly), who really is beautiful and majestic to look on and strong enough to draw from, who really is the biggest real-estate mogul. 🙂

1 Chronicles 29:11-13 (ESV) says,

Yours, O Lord, is the greatness and the power and the glory and the victory and the majesty,

 for all that is in the heavens and in the earth is yours.

Yours is the kingdom, O Lord, and you are exalted as head above all.

Both riches and honor come from you, and you rule over all. 

In your hand are power and might, and in your hand, it is to make great and to give strength to all.

And now we thank you, our God, and praise your glorious name.

I would like to keep this truth about God at the forefront of my mind for the rest of 2023, and thereafter. It assures me I have a safe place to run, where I can talk about the crises that sometimes threaten or shatter my well-being on earth. I’m confident that He’s unlike the self-aggrandizing person but is always sitting high but looking low, carefully circling the heavens and the earth–perusing, watching, monitoring, seeing, knowing, providing, and in complete control of all the people, places, and things He owns—even if it seems He’s not.

I can rest knowing that “He’s got this!”

Be blessed until next time…