Where are our Hands Stretched Out?

imagesPsalm 44:21-22;  21 – If we have forgotten the name of our God, Or stretched out our hands to a strange god; 22 -Shall not God search this out?   For he knoweth the secrets of the heart.

So many times as things go wrong for people in the world, as well as for Christians, we ask God why and question the circumstances; but often we need to step back and look and see where are our arms reaching.   Or more than that, have we even forgotten about God?  God is always righteous, and He is always just; and if we are going through a situation that is seemingly bad humanly speaking, and it is of God, we are going to be greater for it, and His glory is going to be greater.  On the other hand, we put ourselves in situations sometimes because we are reaching out to other gods, anything that is first besides God in our life; and we forget God until we really need him.  All situations we go through in life that test us are not of the Lord.  We can go get drunk, have an accident, and cut off our arm.  Was this God punishing us or taking us through a trial to build our faith?  No, of course not.  We put our own desires to sin above God.  We did not call on His name to help us resist the temptation, and we marred ourselves for life.  Could God get the glory through this and draw us closer to him?  For sure, if we let him.  Let’s make sure that our arms are always reached out to the one true God and that we never forget him in life’s journey, good or bad humanly speaking and give Him all the honor and glory along the way.  Moses wrote in Exodus 9:29… As soon as I am gone out of the city, I will spread abroad my hands unto the Lord; and the thunder shall cease, neither shall there be any more hail; that thou mayest know how that the earth is the Lord’s.”   The earth and all that we have is His including our lives.  So let’s give it to Him openly, not just on Sunday and Wednesdays, not just so people see and know it, but in our hearts and minds as well.





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