It’s a song from my childhood.
“He’s got the sun and the rain in his hands.
He’s got the moon and the stars in his hands.
He’s got the wind and clouds in his hands
He’s got the whole world in his hands.”
I hear it in my head, and if I could sing worth anything I would sing it for you all.
One of the last lines is “He’s got everybody, everywhere in his hands.” It’s a child like song, and the message can get lost in the repetitiveness, but when I sit and think about it, I am amazed. I can’t even keep my house in order, but God has the whole world in his hands.
It’s the hard moments, when life isn’t going as planned, when we are forced to sit…maybe be patient…or find contentment in our circumstances that we just don’t like…that trusting this little phrase to be true can seem massively hard. It can feel like you are falling through the gaps in his hands.
I have found myself relearning a hard lesson again. I am not in control. I did my part to prep this house to sell and although I said it is now in God’s hands….I have not been living that in my heart. I thought my beautiful creations and staging could pull them in by now (its been just over two weeks).
Pride and disappointment built a lot of anger. This week was hard. I was annoyed at every showing. It was in my way. It messed with our school day. I was tired of cleaning this house.
I still am.
But my eyes are open. I am not in control. Although I do wish this house would sell, so this phase of waiting is over….it is out of my control.
I sit and wait. Maybe God is not finished with us here or maybe a dream home in IN is not available for us yet. I do not know his plans. I wish I did, but I need to trust that HE does have the whole world in his hands and that includes me and my little world.
No matter what, I want God’s will to reign over our lives. I believe his plan is best. With his plan, is his timing. So, I hang my head, ask my family to forgive my angry, prideful heart, put my trust back in Jesus hands…again. It’s a daily thing. Praise Jesus for Amazing Grace!
I might not be happy to vacuum my house for what seems like the 100th time in a week, but I will smile and be kinder knowing that I have a heavenly father watching over me and he has not forgotten me.
This is a season, I may feel like I can’t do it, but HE can do it through me.
So, friends if you too find yourself in circumstances you don’t like. Drink a cup of something you enjoy, breath, get outside and play, do something you love (like painting a pillowcase), eat some Skittles, buy yourself some flowers, and wait.
We don’t know why we are in these circumstances, we may never know, but we can find peace in knowing God sees the whole story and he still has us in his mighty hands.