Our Times Are In God’s Hands

My times are in Your hand;
Deliver me from the hand of my enemies,
And from those who persecute me.

(Psalm 31:15)

LORD Jesus, we praise You, for You are the Alpha and Omega, the Beginning and the End. You are the Creator who has made the heavens and the earth and everything in it. All is Yours, O God, and You are also the Master of time. Every place, thing, and person is (and remains) in Your Hands. Hallelujah! Help us to see that You have always been, You are at this very moment, and You forever will be in control. In Jesus’ mighty name we pray. Amen.

In last week’s blog post, I asked,

Have you set your goals? What are they? Did you come up with a workable plan that will help you in reaching them? Have you thought of ways to keep you going while things are not working out so well?

I will write more in some of the future posts. Let’s start today with the question:

Who is able to master our time?

I’m capable of listing the necessary steps to reach my goal/s, and I can come up with some of the best plans to make things happen. The problem I run into is that there is just too much to do and not enough hours in the day/s to accomplish every single listed task. Hm… Does that sound familiar?

I know of people who are excellent at revealing what needs to be dealt with. They also get things done, or so it seems. I often wondered why. Now some, not all of them, but some, are masters at finding work to do while they are also mastering finding people who will do the job (for them).

The greatest hindrance against managing time well is the thought of trying to find the “perfect” time. Having the perfect timing for everything is not something we are capable of doing. Of course, we can complete tasks in a set chronological order, but we cannot answer the question, “What will happen within the next few minutes, hours, days, weeks, months, or years.” Only God knows!

Listen to what Matthew Henry comments on today’s verse. He writes that,

The time of life is in God’s hands, to lengthen or shorten, embitter or sweeten, as he pleases, according to the counsel of his will. Our times (all events that concern us, and the timing of them) are at God’s disposal; they are not in our own hands, for the way of man is not in himself, not in our friends’ hands, nor in our enemies’ hands, but in God’s; every man’s judgment proceedeth from him. David does not, in his prayers, prescribe to God, but subscribe to him. “Lord, my times are in thy hand, and I am well pleased that they are so; they could not be in a better hand. Thy will be done.”

Trust in the LORD with all your heart, and know that your times are in His hands today.

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