In your hands
Psalm 34:14-15 – But I trust in you, Lord. I say, “You are my God.” My times are in your hands.
I read a poem once, about how our lives are a tapestry that God weaves together. Now, I’m not a professional tapestry-maker – I barely know anything about tapestries at all. But, I’m pretty sure that a tapestry starts off with only a few threads. The tapestry itself doesn’t make sense until it’s completed. We can’t see what it’s meant to look like until the maker has finished weaving.
Isn’t that the same with our lives? When we give our life to Jesus, we’re asking Him to weave our tapestry. He calls us to do different things in our lives, which sometimes (most of the time) don’t really make sense. He places us somewhere, with certain people, to experience various things. All of these things that sometimes feel meaningless are part of the tapestry He is weaving together. They’re part of a bigger picture that we can’t see or understand.
Have you ever thought that the rejection you faced that left you feeling disappointed, is part of God’s tapestry? It’s actually leading to something more beautiful than you could ever know.
My challenge for you today is to ask yourself this question: have you given God authority of your life?
Is your life in His hands? Have you given Him permission to do with is as He pleases? Do you trust His finished result?
The best way to do these things, is to give Him an opportunity. Give Him your Sunday morning at church. Give Him the first part of your day every morning. Give Him the chance to speak to you. Allow yourself to be still enough to listen to His voice, His calling.
Don’t miss His beauty in the tapestry of your life.