Psalm 139 Scripture Memory Challenge 2011: Verses 9 and 10

“If I rise on the wings of the dawn, if I settle on the far side of the sea,
even there your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast.

Psalm 139:9-10

Worry.  Worry really is useless energy; it’s wasted time; it’ll suck the life right out of you and me and it doesn’t accomplish a dang thing (Matthew 6:27).  Worry is a mental preoccupation of anxious care over something we’re trying desperately to keep under our own control.  Worry, quite simply, reveals our unbelief and testifies to our lack of trust in the providence of God and the authority of His Word. Worry, in fact, is… sin.  When Apostle Paul reminds us in Philippians 4:-6 that we are to worry about absolutely nothing, he states it as a command, saying in as much, “Stop worrying!”- because it’s just not the character of a child of God.

So, what’s the answer to the worry that plagues us?  Get a grip!  Yes, get a grip on the fact that God’s got a grip on you!  As King David reminds us… “your hand will guide me, your right hand will hold me fast”

Whatever it is that you are fretting you sweet brains out over… GOD’S GOT IT!  And the important thing is GOD’S GOT YOU!  You can trust that nothing but nothing touches you that He is not perfectly and thoroughly aware of… and has allowed.  And if it’s something big and scary then just know this, dear one, that He has predetermined some profound purpose from it.  Profound purpose!

So what’s got you worried?  Financial strain, marriage struggles, health issues or a soon-to-be empty nest?  Right now take your fear, your worry, your anxious care and remind yourself in praying, “Lord, I will not worry about __________ because your hand guides me and your right hand will hold me fast!”  That’s a promise.

Now… you go get a grip on the fact that His almighty “hand” has a loving grip on you!

Pressing on… in His grip!

xo – P