My Grace-Full Life

4.6.20 Praise & Prayer Prompt: My Future Is In His Hands

TODAY’S SIGNATURE VERSE ••• But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, “You are my God!” My future is in your hands. (Psalm 31:14-15a NLT)

PRAISE & PRAYER PROMPT ••• I don’t know about you, but my emotions since mid-March have ranged from “I want my mommy, fetal position” crying to “everything’s going to be okay” confidence. I’ve pondered countless rounds of “What If” scenarios and gone from obsessively checking the news to not checking the news at all, back to obsessively checking it. If my emotions were a line graph, we’d probably get motion sickness from all the ups and downs.

Through it all, I’ve been praying. And trying to pray. Sometimes, the prayers are easier than others. I remember one trip to the grocery store when up one aisle, I was full of weepy prayers and the next, bold confident prayers. My conversations with God have zigzagged along that same vein for days and weeks.

But yesterday, as I read the Bible, I came to Psalm 31:14-15a. It says, “But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, ‘You are my God!’ My future is in your hands” (NLT). Oh, how glad I am that this is true—no matter what our future holds, it IS in God’s hands! God is STILL in control and He STILL has a plan! Knowing that makes it easy to declare the words of the Psalmist, “But I am trusting you, O Lord, saying, ‘You are my God!’”

How about you? Can you say that? Do you mean it when you say it? Will the words hold true:

  1. If you contract the virus?
  2. If a loved one contracts the virus?
  3. If you suffer financially?
  4. If you lose your job or business?
  5. If you have to redefine your priorities?

Despite our circumstances and all the unknowns we are facing, we have a God we can trust Who is holding our very future in His loving hands. We can trust Him, no matter what. After the final paragraph, I’m sharing something I read on Facebook that I think is a beautiful way to remember God’s faithfulness in this ordeal. I wish I knew who wrote it because it’s wonderful! So please — keep reading to the end.

Today, as you pray, thank God for holding your future. Ask the Holy Spirit to help you trust, even when your emotions are all over the map and when your mind is full of “what if’s.” Ask Him to give you the words of this Psalm to comfort you and remind you that God is still in control.

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