Thursday, January 5, 2012

In the Palm

It seems to me, the roughest ends produce the most hopeful new beginnings.  It is true, hurts may often cause fear... we may be reluctant to step out into hope at first.  But it isn't we who seek to do if we let the Lord take over and do through us. 

It is this mixture of rough ends, hopeful beginnings and a desire to squash fears and reluctance that have led to greater Leaning and deeper trusting in recent weeks... it led to this heart truth;

He Who holds the world in the palm of his hand, holds my entire life too.

What if we really considered that...

Who has measured the waters in the hollow of his hand,
   or with the breadth of his hand marked off the heavens?
   - Isaiah 40:12

Who?  How much water can we hold in the palm of our hands?  If only that much... how much can we really handle ourselves?

though they stumble, they will not fall,
   for the LORD upholds them with his hand
- Psalm 37:24

That same hand that measured the waters and marked off the heavens... it holds us.  We may feel we have fallen, but like the Footprints in the Sand, have we really fallen at all?  Or is Someone holding us from something even worse?

Why do you complain, Jacob?
   Why do you say, Israel,
“My way is hidden from the LORD;
   my cause is disregarded by my God”?
Do you not know?
   Have you not heard?
The LORD is the everlasting God,
   the Creator of the ends of the earth.
He will not grow tired or weary,
   and his understanding no one can fathom.
He gives strength to the weary
   and increases the power of the weak.
Even youths grow tired and weary,
   and young men stumble and fall;
but those who hope in the LORD
   will renew their strength.
They will soar on wings like eagles;
   they will run and not grow weary,
   they will walk and not be faint. 
- Isaiah 40:27-31

I'm not quite sure what 2012 holds, but I am absolutely positive Who holds 2012.  If this doesn't convince you enough, try this song, I pray it sings to your heart the way it is singing to mine today:

Have an absolutely blessed New Year, just think.... you are His beloved and He holds you in the palm of His hand.

Blessed to you,

Linking up with Somegirl today:

Palm photo compliments of stock.xchng


  1. This is such an encouragement, and the exact reminder I need going into the new year!

  2. Naomi, truly a blessing for me to know God could speak to you here today! Thank you for stopping by :)

  3. Thank you SO MUCH for this reminder.

    "He Who holds the world in the palm of his hand, holds my entire life too." Perfect timing to hear this truth, especially the Scriptures posted.

    We can trust Him with our lives, and our kids' lives... NO WORRIES! YAY! Abba's sooo good!

  4. Aaron, You are welcome and yes! I am blessed God's word could speak to you here today. HE is truly amazing :) Be blessed!