Tuesday, May 22, 2012

What I hold in my hand

I cry out to God Most High, to God, who fulfills his purpose for me. Psalm 57:2

One beautiful old translation of this verse says, "He will perform the cause I hold in my hand." 

That makes it very real to me today. 

The very thing "I hold in my hand" -- my work today, this concern that is beyond my control, this task in which I have greatly overestimated my own abilities -- this is what I may "cry out" for Him to do "for me," with the calm assurance He will perform it. 

"The wise and what they do are in God's hands" (Eccl. 9:1).

Frances Ridley Havergal
Streams in the Desert

photo by Raúl Hernández González