“By You I have been upheld from birth; You are He who took me out of my mother’s womb. My praise shall be continually of You,” Psalm 71:6, NKJV
As you look back over your life, is there ever a time when you know you should not have made it? Is there a time when you recognize that it was only by the grace of God that you are still here today?
Yeah, me too!
Life has a way of throwing us many curve balls. Sometimes we hit it and sometimes we miss. Sometimes we are even awesome enough to get a home run, whereas at other times we would just be grateful to still be in the game. The fact that we are, is a testimony to the love of the Father on us. It is evident that He still has you and me in His hands and in His plan.
There are times that come that make it extremely hard for us to recognize this great truth. Crushing times that weigh on us making us believe that we are forgotten or that we are walking this path alone. Nothing could be further from the truth. God has always been with us. God has always taken care of us. God has always been the one holding on to us when our lives seem to be spinning out of control.
I find it utterly amazing that we have been upheld since birth. Truth be told, Psalm 139:16 shows us that He was paying attention to us even before the time of our birth. It says, “Your eyes have seen my unformed substance; And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me, When as yet there was not one of them,” (NASB). Even before day 1 of our lives, God had His eye on us.
How awesome is that? I find great comfort in verses like these because I realize that yes; I have gone through some very difficult and troubling times. Yes, as I look back through the different stages of life I wish things could have been better or I wish wrong choices could be undone. But, despite all the “I wish I had…” or the “could have and should have,” these verses remind me that I never walked alone. There was never a time in my life that God didn’t see me and didn’t see what I was going through. There was never a time when He was absent. He was there the whole time reaching out for me and calling me with His love, beckoning me to stay in the safety of His arms and rest there.
God’s hands have always been us!
I don’t know what you may be facing today but the Word of God is sure in all it promises and His Word promises that you are not alone. Yet, sometimes it does seem that way. It seems like you cry and cry and cry some more, but I assure you, your tears do not fall on deaf ears. As you cry, the one who has had His hands on you since birth feels the flow of your tears running over His hands as He holds you. Stay right there in His loving embrace.
If you have to, turn back to Him and trust Him who has you in His hands today and wants to hold you forever.