Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Quiet Moments With God -- In The Palm Of His Hand

The past several weeks have been hectic. My husband has been driving up and down Interstate 5 to complete work on my mother's homes. We've moved from one house to another. Our daughter moved into a new place. And my husband is now making repairs on a rental home so it will be ready for new renters. In the middle of all this the regular pulse of family life continues--illness, time with Mom, an election, football games for one grandson and wrestling practice for another, financial concerns and on it goes.

I've felt a bit frazzled, but God knows what's going on in my life. And as He so often does He gently reminds me that He has me and those I love in the palm of His hand.

This morning when I sat down to read a devotion from Streams in the Desert this is what I found.

"It is not necessary to be continually speaking to God, or always hearing from God, in order to have communion or fellowship with Him, for there is an unspeakable fellowship that is sweeter than words. A little child can sit all day long beside his mother, totally engrossed in his playing, while his mother is consumed by her work, and although both are busy and few words are spoken by either, they are in perfect fellowship. The child knows his mother is there, and she knows that he is all right."

What a beautiful picture of what our fellowship with God is supposed to look like. Knowing He is always beside me and watching over me, offers peace. I can rely on Him. All I need to do is remember His presence. When I get frazzled it's a clear indication that I've forgotten God is caring for me.

What a blessed God we have. Even when we get "it" wrong, He remains steadfast and faithful, holding us in the palm of His hand.

Is there something that has you frazzled or afraid? If so, I'd love to pray for you. We can pray for one another.

Grace and peace to you from God,



  1. Anonymous6:36 PM

    This is something we all need to remember Bonnie. Always in a prayerful attitude and putting our troubles in HIS hands. I am a big worrier and it helps nothing. I have been trying to not be stressed over what will happen to our ccountry. Will it start to get better, or just keep on the path of destruction. So many are just trying to take GOD out of our lives and our country. take care and blessings. Maxie

  2. Maxie, like you I find fear creeping into my heart when I consider the direction of our country and the world.

    We should do all we can to bring God's love and truth into our sphere of influence. Step in, roll up our sleeves and get involved where we can. We need to pray.

    Beyond that we must release our cares to God. He has the ultimate say in the direction of our lives.

    Scripture says things will get worse as we approach the coming of the Lord. When that is, I do not know, not even Christ knew. What we do know is that we are in God's hands and that we can trust our lives to Him.

    I am praying.