Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Hands Outstretched

A snippet from my 31 Days of Praise book this morning, Day 5:

"I praise You for Your sovereignty over the broad events of my life and over the details. With You, nothing is accidental, nothing is incidental, and no experience is wasted. You hold in Your own power my breath of life and all my destiny. And every trial that You allow to happen is a platform on which You reveal Yourself, showing Your love and power, both to me and to others looking on. Thank You that I can move into the future nondefensively, with hands outstretched to whatever lies ahead, for You hold the future and You will always be with me, even to my old age... and through all eternity." (From Daniel 5:23d; Isaiah 46:4; Hebrews 13:5)

God is El Roi, the "God Who Sees". He is never caught off-guard or by surprise. How I am praising Him for that today!


Laurel Wreath said...

Thank you (saying this quietly because I really needed this today sister).

Susanne said...

I love that: "No experience is wasted". I'm glad you posted this out of your book. Who is the author of this book?

Linda said...

I praise Him for that right along with you. I often think of Ps. 139 where the Psalmist says "...in Thy book they were all written, the days that were ordained for me, when as yet there was not one of them." He has written the book of our lives and it will be as He has written. I have nothing to fear.
Thank you for sharing that beautiful passage Cyndi.

Kim said...

I love this book, too! I love to read back through it.