~Psalm 31:14-15a, NASB
This little nugget of beauty is stuck in the middle of a lament. The verse before ends with “they scheme to take away my life.”
Some wonder how one can live with hope when they are surrounded by despair. Here is the anchor, the hand-hold on truth: My times are in God’s hands. And this God is mighty in power, gentle in spirit, loving at heart and good in all He does. Though thunder rolls and waves crash and fires blaze all around, my life is kept secure in the immutable hand of God. Things may not make sense from where I stand, but His plan is sure and will not be thwarted.
I often listen to Alistair Begg while I’m on the elliptical at our local YMCA, and this week I went through his series called “my times are in your hands,” which came straight from Psalm 31. I loved what he had to say about this verse, this security.
“I am not trapped in the grip of blind force.”
In other words, my life is not shackled to an ambivalent fate. My life, my everyday living and doing; my past, my present and my future is held fast by the very hands of creation.