Saturday, May 5, 2012

When Guided by a Skillful Hand...

      In my journeys of life recently, I have been impressed with the skillful care of our Heavenly Father. Over and over again, He has lead my feet in plain paths, provided a way of escape, given help in time of need, and challenged me to greater trust and dependence upon Him. It has become clearer to me that I am totally helpless without my Savior’s skillful hand. The simplest things, that could cause us worry or anxious thought, do not pass unnoticed by the watchful eye of heaven. The Savior’s inquiry echoes down the annals of time, “Why are you troubled?” 

      “Keep your wants, your joys, your sorrows, your cares, and your fears before God. You cannot burden Him; you cannot weary Him. He who numbers the hairs of your head is not indifferent to the wants of His children.” – {Pr 285.4}. Praise God! We can enter into the experience of Israel, and say, “God fed me according to the integrity of His heart; and guided me by the skillfulness of His hands.” Psalm 78:27.

When guided by a skillful hand,
No place need we to fear
Though heading to an unknown land,
God's presence still is near

When guided by a skillful hand,
Yes, problems may arise
We may not see and understand,
But God's the One who's wise

When guided by a skillful hand,
Another takes watch-care
Another will take full command,
To guard our very hair

When guided by a skillful hand,
We dare not trust our own
On Heaven's promise we can stand,
When trusting it alone. 

1 comment:

  1. Praise God! His faithfulness is new every morning.