“God Holds Your Hand” (Psalm 37: 5, HCSB) by Carley Evans


“Take delight in the Lord, and He will give you your heart’s desires.” (Psalm 37: 4)

“Be silent before the Lord and wait expectantly for Him.” (Psalm 37: 7)

‘Silence before God’ implies a deep relaxation in faith that God is in control, that His will for your life is perfect, that He knows the plans He has made for you, plans for good.

The psalmist tells you, “Do not be agitated.” For “the humble will inherit the land and will enjoy abundant prosperity.” (Psalm 37: 8, 11) But David also writes that “the little that the righteous man has is better than the abundance of many wicked people.” (Psalm 37: 16)

David reassures you that “a man’s steps are established by the Lord, and He takes pleasure in his way. Though he falls, he will not be overwhelmed, because the Lord holds his hand.” (Psalm 37: 23 – 24)

I tell you now that God is holding your hand; He leads you in His way — the way of everlasting life.

“With Perfect Faithfulness” (Isaiah 25: 1, HCSB) by Carley Evans


“Yahweh, You are my God; I will exalt You. I will praise Your Name, for You have accomplished wonders, plans formed long ago, with perfect faithfulness.” (Isaiah 25: 1, Holman Christian Standard Bible)

Why is anyone surprised or bewildered that God plans? Why are we taken aback by God having created us knowing we would fall, having allowed the serpent to tempt us, having driven us from Eden, having planned our salvation? Why does it irk us that God makes choices? Is He not in complete control? Is He not sovereign? Does He not have the final say in any matter?

“For who has known the mind of the Lord? Or who has been His counselor? Or who has ever first given to Him, and has to be repaid?” (Romans 11: 34 – 35)

The way around bewilderment or even resentment that God is in control is to recognize that everything He does is done “with perfect faithfulness.” In God’s sovereignty there is no error.