Trusting In The Mighty Hand Of God
I Peter 5:6,7
Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God...
Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
On the night of May 2, 1863, General “Stonewall” Jackson was seriously wounded and his left arm was amputated the following day. Through perilous times, General Jackson, never lost hope in the Lord, the Shepherd and Guardian of his soul (I Peter 1:3-5). What is there to fear when in the mighty hand of God we are comforted, protected and given direction. Jackson was quoted as saying, “My religious belief teaches me that I’m just as safe on the battlefield as I am in my bed. The Lord has already appointed the day of my death so I need not worry about that. I live my life and prepare myself so I will always be ready to meet my Lord, when death does overtake me.”
The Lord encourages us as His children, to cast all our anxieties, fears, and doubts upon Him. God does not want us to sink under the load of needless cares and fears. The Lover of our soul is watching over us and cares about every detail of our life. Resist the temptation to distrust the One who has made heaven and earth and holds you in the palm of His hand. Trust God's mighty hand to guide, direct and lift you up during times of doubt and personal conflict.
As we cast all our worries on the Lord and prepare ourselves for battle, let us never forget who our enemy is. Satan’s purpose on this earth is to blind, discourage, and destroy God’s people. Satan tries to undermine the character of God and wants us to doubt Him, His Word, and His magnificent power. Casting all our anxieties upon Christ will help us to resist doubt, as well as other temptations. Resisting Satan is a conscience effort of obedience, trusting God and refusing to give in to fear.
Lord, may I humble myself under Your mighty hand and cast all my fears upon You.