June 20, 2016

Leave Everything in God’s Hands

Written by Boyd Bailey

Leave Everything in God’s Hands 6.20

Thoughts from daily Bible reading for today – June 20, 2016

I took you from the ends of the earth, from its farthest corners I called you. I said, ‘You are my servant’; I have chosen you and have not rejected you. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:9-10

Leave everything in God’s hands and eventually you’ll see God’s hand in everything. I have seen this truth work itself out over the years in my marriage, parenting teenagers (four all at once!), career transitions, health challenges, relational issues and financial struggles. As my grandmother told me as a young man, “Son, I’m good at leaving things in God’s hands, but I struggle not to take it back into my hands.” I’ve never regretted giving anything to the Lord, but I have regretted taking it back. I’m learning to trust the hands—of the One whose handiwork declares His glory!

Isaiah poetically and beautifully describes us as servants of the Lord chosen and accepted by Him. No need to fear or be dismayed, because the presence of God is pronounced and personal. He strengthens and helps His children by His Spirit and upholds those He loves by His totally trustworthy right hand. Jesus died and committed His spirit to His Father so He might fulfill the promises of God—salvation for all who believe and the sufficiency of His grace to name two. Faith unfolds by leaving everything in God’s hands and by beholding His hands in all things.  

“My hands have made both heaven and earth; they and everything in them are mine. I, the Lord, have spoken! “I will bless those who have humble and contrite hearts, who tremble at my word” (Isaiah 66:2, NLT).

What do you hold—even loosely—that you need to place in the hands of your heavenly Father? A child, a hurt or an opportunity that is slipping away? Place your fear in the hands of the One whose hand calmed the sea, and He will calm your heart. Leave your hurt in the hands of the One whose hand gave sight to the the blind, and He will heal your wounded heart. Put your financial desires in the hands of the One who owns everything, and He will give you peace and security. Put your personal view in the hands of the One whose perspective is perfect and He will give you clarity.

The joy of leaving everything in the Lord’s hands is seeing the Lord’s hand in everything. An answer of “no” today, becomes God’s better answer of “yes” tomorrow. Just as an effective relay racer places the aluminum baton in the hand of their teammate—make a clean exchange with Christ. Hand off all to Jesus—whose hand is on your life—and faithfully run the race of life with the One who gave His life for you. By faith, leave everything and everyone in the Lord’s hands and begin to look for His hand at work through everything and everyone.  

“His splendor was like the sunrise; rays flashed from his hand, where his power was hidden” (Habakkuk 3:4).

 

 

Prayer

Heavenly Father, help me leave everything in Your hands so I can see in everything the work of Your hand.

Application

Who or what am I holding on to—that I need to leave in the Lord’s hands?

Related Reading

Psalm 89:13, 121:5; Isaiah 64:8; Luke 1:66; Acts 7:50; 1 Peter 5:6

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Comments

  1. Tony Maxison says:

    Perfect timing. Good read. Clear directions

    1. Gwynne says:

      Dear Tony,
      Thank you so much for taking the time to reach out to us and let us know you enjoyed the Wisdom Hunter’s devotional “Leave Everything in God’s Hands”. Isn’t it just amazing when our Heavenly Father puts the words in front of us at the exact time He wants us to read them? His Perfect Timing.
      We are so thankful that you are a part of the Wisdom Hunter’s family and look forward to hearing from you again soon.
      Grateful for you,
      Gwynne

    2. Kenneth CAMPBELL says:

      Very trustworthy words

  2. Ronald says:

    I have trouble when l hand it all over to GOD.l was abused as a child and than used as the scapegoat in this matter l just want to foregone and live my life in peace in Jesus name l pray amen

  3. Jessica says:

    Thank you for posting this. I needed this peaceful reminder even though it’s hard to keep this as my mindset. Pray for me to feel freedom and happiness soon.

    1. Gwynne says:

      Praying for you, Jessica!

  4. Margaret Kinyanjui says:

    I am truly blessed

  5. Jedidah says:

    I needed this and do pray to God to be with me. I put my worries in His Hands.

    1. Madelyn garcia says:

      I want to leave it into God’s hands this was a true blessing needed this!

  6. jenny apalla says:

    thank you so much for sharing this inspiring writeup…it enlighten my heart mind and soul…❤❤❤

    1. Leslie says:

      I am working with indigenous youth and the parent company want me to learn and teach the indigenous ways. I have prayed for this job and God answered by placing me there. Now the company is hassling over my wages and such. I need prayer to accept my position and also for the company to value my work and worth. I need prayer to leave all of this in God s hands. Thank you.

  7. Marcus says:

    I will pray for you. May your noble work be appreciated by mortals and you are rewarded a decent livelhood. Please pray for me as I am a manager trying my best to reach to everyone kindly but I do meet intollerance. Im leaving my performance in the hands of God.

  8. Rosalinda says:

    I so needed this beautiful message today. I have always believed this but struggle doing it. One of my wonderful sons sent Wisdom Hunters to me to read. I thank you God I am truly blessed and leave my worries in your hands. Thank you son, love you.

  9. Zoe Campos says:

    Thank you for reminding me that I need to leave everything in God’s hands and trust that He’ll be able to show me how He could help. I’m currently in the middle of a crisis right now and am losing hope each day, but all I want to do is to strengthen my faith and be stronger. It might be a good idea to look for some websites that provide online Christian counseling sessions that can help me with my situation.

  10. Elvie says:

    Thank you for these wonderful words. Leaving everything to God’s hand is something I should always practice so I can stop asking the whys of now and hows of me and my daughter’s future.


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