“ My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies , and from them that persecute me. “ – Psalms 31:15
Every event is under Divine control. Nothing is left to chance.
The hand of God is in all that occurs; directing, overruling, and sanctifying to our good.
He appointed all that concerns us, and appointed all in infinite wisdom and love; therefore we should not judge rashly, or conclude hastily. We know not what may occur today, but we know that the purpose of God cannot be frustrated, nor can His purpose fail. He worketh all things after the counsel of His own will.
He says, “My purpose shall stand, and I will do all My pleasure.” But this is our comfort, that He taketh pleasure in His people, and in the prosperity of His servants.
Let us consider, then, everything passes under our Father’s eye; is overruled by our Saviour’s power; is directed by the Holy Spirit to do us good. It shall not be as our enemies wish, or as our hearts fear; but as our God and Father pleases, and has ordained.
Be not therefore anxious, troubled, or cast down; the Lord God omnipotent reigneth, and He is God. He shall preserve thee from evil, He shall preserve thy soul.–James Smith
I know not what may soon betide,
But Jesus knows, and He’ll provide;
My life is by His counsel plann’d,
And all my times are in His hand:
I’ll therefore trust, nor yield to fear, But cast on Jesus all my care.