I take great comfort in knowing I’m in good hands through the trials and stresses of life.
My grandkids watch a program called ‘Grandpa in My Pocket’ (a young boy’s grandpa who can put on his magical shrinking cap and the lad can pop him in his shirt pocket.)
Before getting to the shirt pocket, the lad lays his hand out flat for grandpa to jump on.
I see myself like that at times. I have this Huge and Powerful God who has me in the palm of His hand.
Me being so small in comparison to Him makes me feel so safe. Everything is alright when I’m in His hands.
And it feels like God often picks me up and pops me in His pocket where i am safe. That pocket is right there near His heart, where i can relax and find comfort sometimes right in the middle of a drama.
*Psalm 139.9,10 If I dwell in the remotest part of the sea, even there Your hand will lead me, & Your right hand will take hold of me.
The Bible talks about a storm out to sea in *Mark 4.35-41.
*^*Late that day Jesus said to them, “Let’s go across to the other side.” They took him in the boat as He was. A huge storm came up. Waves poured into the boat, threatening to sink it. & Jesus was in the stern, head on a pillow, sleeping! They roused him, – “Teacher, is it nothing to you that we’re going down?” Awake now, he told the wind to pipe down & said to the sea, “Quiet! Settle down!” The wind ran out of breath; the sea became smooth as glass.
Sometimes it can feel like we’re on a boat in the middle of a storm, can’t it! We can panic and freak out like the disciples – focused on the storm – wondering ‘what are you doing God?!’ ‘Where are you?!’
We get mad at Him for not preventing the storm – the mess, the argument, the sickness. Whatever.
We REACT like this when we feel helpless.
We feel helpless when we forget that our Great Big Huge God has us in the palm of His hand.
There’s times when we can be just like the disciples, desperate for Jesus to calm the storm – ‘Come on God, just take this drama away!’
But jumping up and down freaking out rarely solves anything. Jesus offers what we need, we need peace. Real peace. Just stop and take a minute. Review the situation calmly.
Remember that Jesus is actually IN the boat. He’s in MY boat. He hasn’t gone anywhere. He’s right here. Always. He has promised in *Hebrews 13.5 and *Deuteronomy 31.6 that he will never leave me or abandon me.
It’s His plan. He’s the One steering this thing. I’ve given my life to Him and allowed Him to be Lord. If He isn’t Lord of all, then He isn’t Lord AT all.
Unlike me, He’s not caught by surprise with the storms of my life. That’s probably why He can rest through them. I wonder if I should be resting through them too. Allowing myself to chillax.
Note it was His idea to cross those waters. He knew about the storm and still took them through it. Maybe that’s where their faith’d grow best? Not by dodging it or avoiding it but by trusting Him IN it.
He knows everything. And He is always there – bringing his supernatural peace to us. Relieving stress and worry as we remember He has us in the palm of His hand.
That’s the hand that calms the sea. He calms us right in the middle of it – not at the end when its all over. He’s right here. Holding us. We can rest in His bigness. He’s got this.
No storm takes him by surprise and there’s no storm he can’t bring peace to. No storm he can’t comfort me through.
Instead of being anxious or feeling overwhelmed, I can just curl up and rest with Him. Can you? He’s reaching out His hand, all you have to do is hop on.
I’m in good hands. He’s got me in the palm of His hand and popped me in His pocket. The safest place in life … comforted by the steady heartbeat of God.
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