Monday, April 20, 2009

Safe hands

Safe Hands

"My times are in your hands; deliver me from my enemies and from those who pursue me."
Psalm 31:15

Hands. You can tell alot about a person by looking at their hands or by feeling their hands. Whether they work on cars or on a computer. Whether they work inside or outside. You can tell whether a person bites their fingernails as a nervous habit or if they take great care of making their hands look pretty with manicures and keeping them clean and neat.

Hands are used for grasping, reaching, holding, pointing, and waving. Hands can caress our cheek in a show of affection or strike our cheek in a sign of anger. Hands can make us feel loved or rejected. But, God's hands are a place of safety.

God holds our lives in His hands. We can find safety, security, healing, and comfort in the hands of God. Sometimes we need a hand to hold, sometimes we need a gentle touch, sometimes we might even need a swat on top the head to get our attention. God shields us like no other.

No matter what we face in this life by our own mistakes or the fault of others, we can always find refuge in the hands of God. Like a mother touching her new born baby for the first time, a daddy picking up his little crying girl who fell and bruised her knees,or the first time you held hands with your future spouse, or running into the arms of a loved one after time a part; God's hands are so much sweeter than even those precious moments.

Right before Jesus died on the cross he spoke these words, "Father, into your hands I commit my spirit."(Luke 23:46 NIV) Even the son of God knew where to find peace that only God can give.

Death, divorce, abuse, neglect, depression, bitterness, anger, resentment, betrayal, gossip, addiction, or anything you are experiencing because of your own mistakes or the effects of others mistakes, you can always find a safe place in the hands of God. God will give you a healing and helping touch that you can find in no other.

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