May 29th, 2018 — IGNITE

How big do you think God’s hands are? Don’t know if you’ve ever thought of that before, but for just a moment, imagine how big God’s hands are. Evidently, they are sizable, because Jesus told His disciples…
“My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me; and I give eternal life to them, and they shall never perish; and no one shall snatch them out of My hand. My Father, who has given them to Me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand.” John 10:27-29

Jesus even cried out on the cross in His moment right before dying…
“Father, into Your hand I commit My Spirit…” Luke 23:46

Because you’re in God’s hands, I just want to tell you to stand even in the midst of what you’re going through. I just want to tell you to keep the faith even when you don’t think you can. I just want to tell you to keep fighting even when you don’t know the enemies you’re up against.

I know it’s not always easy. I know there are days you don’t feel like drying your tears… there are some nights you don’t have the strength to pray… you don’t have the energy to wrestle one more match. I get it! I’ve been there as well. Where’s there? The point of being so frustrated and still failing… fighting and still losing… praying and still being unappreciated… faithful and still feeling alone…  anointed and still filled with anger… worshipping and still wandering.

So, if you’re going to fall, fall. If you feel like letting go, let go. If you want to give up, give up. But the only way to fall, let go or give up is into the hands of God. Here’s what King David said in his desperate times…
“I am in great distress. Let us now fall into the hand of the LORD for His mercies are great, but do no let me fall into the hand of man.” 2 Samuel 24:14

Here’s my word of encouragement for you today: Stop trusting every man or woman who says they’ll hold you up. Stop relying on anybody’s arms to catch you when you fall. Just know, that you are in a pair of hands that will never let you go. Yes, you are in good hands!

Hold me close today. In Jesus name I ask this, Amen.

Rev. Dr. MM Marxhausen