Imagine a delicate glass ball shaped in the image of the world. You are holding it in your hands. Protecting it from nicks and cracks of flying arrows, or even worse, from it falling and crashing to the ground.
Sometimes that’s how I feel. I feel like I am holding my world so very tightly. Fearfully protecting it. Praying all the scary things away so that it remains untouched, safe, without chips or cracks or crashes. With all things wrapped up neatly and perfectly like the end of a cheesy Hallmark movie.
Why do I feel that my world is all in my hands to hold, control and protect?
What would happen if I transferred my fragile world into the hands of the One who created and crafted the universe?
Psalm 24:1 says, “The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it.” John Eldridge, in his book, Get Your Life Back, taught me to pray: “Lord, I give you everyone and everything.” A simple, yet powerful, prayer. A prayer of surrender. A prayer of releasing my world back into God’s hands.
The same God who laid the foundation of the earth, determined its dimensions, and placed its cornerstone as the morning stars sang together. The same God who told the seas to go no farther, who commanded the morning to appear, and the dawn to rise in the east.
The same God who created storehouses of snow, knows the way to the place where lightning is dispersed, and sends rain to satisfy the parched ground.
This is the God, the same God, that I can trust with my world, my people, and everything else, too.
I encourage you to take a few minutes to read Job 38, to listen to Same God by Elevation Worship, and to pray the simple prayer: “Lord, I give you everyone and everything.” Let God gently lift the weight of your world out of your hands as you release it into His loving care.