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May 3, 2020 12:00 am
“My times are in thy hand” (Psalm 31:15).
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The message entitled, my times are in thy hand.
The text is Psalm 3115 Noel Hamrick back in the 1700s expresses it like this sovereign ruler of the sky's ever gracious, ever wise. All my times are in thy hand all events at the high command's decree, who formed the earth fixed my first and second birth parents native place and time. All the posted by Kim times of sickness, times of health times of penury and wealth times of trial and of grief time of triumph and relief, plagues, and death around me fly till he bids. I cannot die. Not a single shaft can hit till the God of love sees fit.
Paul and Silas didn't have any idea when they first put in prison.
We want to be a spreading the gospel, we want to be out laboring everyday. Here we are in the begin to sing praises to God in the midnight when the earthquake came in the data content is insert.
What must I do to be saved and believe on the Lord Jesus Christ and thou shall be saved. Didn't know why they were in jail, but there was God's chosen ones that needed the good mood and can't use their experience to be a blessing to the same William Cooper's ham God moves in a mysterious way, his wonders to perform a plan since footsteps in the sea and ride upon the stone deep in unfathomable minds of never failing skill he treasures up his bright designs and works his sovereign week. We cannot see, See what lies ahead.
But we are in his hand and we consider how many ways he cares for us. What better place could you be Michelle. I'm uncomfortable with my circumstances right now apprehension about the future.
I don't know what happened. My job was going to happen to this country. I guess everything seems to be falling apart but if you can say with David. My times are in hand what the better off the most secure place of all the various ways in which God speaks of sustaining his people in these unique ways. Deuteronomy chapter 33 verse 27 the eternal God is my refuge and underneath are the everlasting someone hit with my times are in his underneath of the everlasting you, you begin to sink your sink and your feeling failure sinking in the mire where there is no standing David underneath. No matter how low you may be in your feeling and how you feel that you have sunk underneath are the everlasting arms and some 91 verse four. He shall cover the with his father and under his wings shalt thou trust his truth shall be thy shield and that should not be afraid for the terror by night for the Harold by day, not for the pestilence that walk in darkness north of the destruction that wasted at noon, unique way that God has presented to us, comforting words about his care for us, that he shall cover you with his feathers, God doesn't literally have centers, but these describing this way to give us consolation of his overall shelter and protection of us under the wings shalt trust all of these terms very unique very endearing, helping us to feel a closeness with God is not just an distance. Wealth can have an amazing Mira's and we are in his hand, then he is. Psalm 103 verse 13. This is like as a father. His children, so the Lord pity of them that fear father dearly loves his children.
He's keenly aware of their weaknesses. He still loves him on their faltering faith. And so it is like an earthly father would pity his children. Our heavenly father has pity upon us remembers our frame. The clear costs. The book of Isaiah we find another picture painted 49 verse 15 can a woman forget her sucking child that she should not have compassion on the son of her womb. Yea, they may forget you think about the mother nursing her baby. The beautiful picture that little baby so dependent upon its mother for everything, and that mother that is given birth to that loving it.
Being willing to do anything necessary to protect hard to imagine a mother would leave neglect turn away from her nursing child. But God says they may forget, but yet I will not forget the hold. I have graven deal the palms of my hands that Walter continually before just as much as mother would lovingly, tenderly, gently care for her nursing baby, cares for his people and their names are written upon his hands, and then we find it again. John chapter 10 verse 28 the words of Jesus and I given them eternal life, and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand. My father which gave me, is greater than all and no man is able to pluck them out of my father's so yes we can. My times are in being in the hand of the father says I'm the father will be in the hand of the father in the hand of the sun secured nothing in pluck his help we have no cause for alarm. We have no reason for fear no excuse for anxiety with trusting in him and furthermore, considering this truth brings contentment when were prone to complain. Her nature is somewhat inclined to be discontented. The Israelites complained continually while they were in the wilderness and you can be discontent because you think others are prospering and you are not soldiers spirit of envy and jealousy that enters into some other similar I think I could be content if I just had this if I just had this job for this much money or could go on this trip. Understanding vector.
If you haven't learned to be content with a hard, and I would be content if they were somewhere else. So I do my complaint today is about my whole life has been disrupted by this coronavirus school plan observed totally messed up my vacation plans are ruin, playing sports or even watch sports. You see, maybe there's a lesson to learn this time that some of those things and it seemed so important to so much a part of life deserve the place that they had and we need to find out contentment not in material things, not in the circumstances of life in God himself with difference say my times are in the hands all my times my good times. My bad times.
My times of prosperity at times of loss. My times of sadness. My times of joy times of the present time. Today my time tomorrow.
My time in the future. It's all in his hands. Contentment comes when we surrender ourselves to the will of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. In this song. David said in Psalm 31 verse five into thine hand, I commit my spirit. Thou hast redeemed me oh Lord, God of truth and lie.
I commit myself into thine hand commit my spirit. And then the apostle Paul talks about contentment in the book of Philippians chapter 4 verse 11 not that I speak in respect of want, for I have learned, in whatsoever state I am there with to be content flammables how to be a base, and I know how to abound everywhere and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need to do all things through Christ which strengthens his word wasn't his natural instinct and more that it was within two months, but I learned to be content. Learn contentment because I'm finding my joy, my strength, my hope, my courage in the Lord, that times are in the high important lesson to draw from this text to say my times are in my hands gives us reason to do what needs to be done. Trusting God does not relieve us from our duty's you pray for David Brandt and that's something you should do, but you still work. Colossians chapter 3 verse 23 says, and whatsoever you do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, believe in the sovereignty of God, never, never, is an excuse for slothfulness for laziness for indifference. Whatever you do with it. If it's a noble task of the work that needs to be done. Whatever you do, do it with heartily, as to the Lord not present the man know that the Lord, he shall receive the reward of the inheritance for you sir, Lord how important remember that whether it's a young person in school for the man work his job with the mother caring for think of home. Whatever you do, do all the glory of God, and know that you're serving him forever plants the seed that is dependent on the Lord to send the rain covers describe the man who was slothful he had a feeling was a wall around one time somebody cared for this field but not strong both briars and networks. He couldn't sit there looking at the empty feel and expect that he was going to be able to be able to reap crop which Ashley's chapter 11 verse seven in the morning so that I see. Then in the evening with Holland, thine hand or thou knowest not wither shall prosper even fish that whether they both be alike good, so the management of have a harvest's capsule to see if you have a crop is not work in the field to be able to say my times are in my hand. I'm putting the seed in the ground. I pray God will send the rain that's needed, I'm trusting him and praying for his blessing, but recognizing my responsibility in the matter. You believe that God will care for you. You claim his promises, but to pray, Matthew chapter 6 verse 11. Jesus taught us to pray. Give us this day our daily we all pray that he taught us to pray for the present mean I be concerned about going to work this time. Pray that God will have groceries delivered rent that whatever we are required to do with to do it with all of our might diligently the same time, you can have the confidence that God will provide, right in the same chapter in the same discourse where Jesus is delivering the sermon on the Mount Matthew 625 therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what you shall eat or what you shall drink as much and it seems to be contradictory said, take no thought for it, and yet he says pray about just take no thought, he simply say don't worry about is not something that you be concerned and full of anxiety regarding your trust in God, you are praying God would have us to pray for those things that we have need work to be done even in this time of crisis.
Although we are restricted by regulations.
Although we are to avoid pain close to other people try to sleep succeed Park leadership pray for each other and pray for our church leaders of our nation for all that are in need. The whole world over in Ephesians chapter 6 verse eight, the apostle Paul writes, praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all say many times we make excuses about things we know we should've done that we didn't get done because just too many things in the way good partner, your schedule may be opening up right now that you can do some of those things that you have been able to do or thought you couldn't do in the past, how good it would be if every member of this church would give themselves to spend more time in prayer praying for the circulation of the gospel goes not from this church has its place in this country as it circulated around the world praying for all saints wherever they are, whatever the circumstances, we can still communicate with each other. Call people on the telephone.
Send an email, text or simply sending a word of encouragement to one or just shelter in place and forget that your part of the church to somebody.
It's called body and partner you want to be mindful of the needs and circumstances of others. If there's material needs need to be addressed. Of those are handled. But above all, thinking of the spiritual needs and how we need to encourage one another and then to be able to say my times are in hand gives us hope for the future. None of us know the detailed support is out for synthetic. Isn't it gracious that the Lord has hidden from us all the details of life might be out sufficient for the day of the truck was there they had think about every pain ever a cover trouble ever disappointment you ever encountered Karen Allen want to be too much. You don't know.
Proverbs chapter 27 verse one says most not by self of tomorrow, for thou knowest not. What a day may bring forth.
I get rather provoked when I hear some of these reporters questioning leaders and say well when you think this way over. You think nobody knows that justify face the reality of life. We don't know what tomorrow may bring forth. James chapter 4 verse 13 says go to now he that say today or tomorrow we will go into such a city and continue there a year and buy and sell and get gain, whereas you know not what shall be tomorrow. What is your life is even a vapor that appears for a little while and then vanishes away for that he ought to say if the Lord will we shall live and do this don't think it's required that statement be made every time the Patrick W. Here's what I hope to do it in God's hand, if the Lord will we shall do this so we don't know what the future held to be before we can come back and assemble together here in the strict we don't know how many people will be sick. We don't know how many people that the state we don't know what will happen to any of us individually, but we can know this. My times are in thy hand. Whatever the future holds is not left to look to not lift a chance.
It's not left the faith it's in.
Here's Ecclesiastes chapter 2 verse two tells us that there is a time to be born, and there's a time to die, God is still in control of what we think the future can say my times are in we can know this comes at time to time will be a long Psalm 23 verse four yea though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death I will fear no evil for thou art with me that Ron and I staff they comfort think about death, it's going, the child of God and whatever that power comes, we don't know the time we don't know how we don't know the circumstances surrounding it can know this. My times are in thy might generate if the Lord will go with me to the valley of the shadow of death. What's on the other side.
We can know that the revelation chapter 7. Beginning with the ninth verse. After this, hello, hello, a great multitude, which no man could number, of all nations and convergent people in town stood before the throne and before the Lamb pulled with white robes, and palms in their hands the victory that triumphant. It's a glorious time and cried with a loud voice, saying, salvation to our God, which sits on the throne and under the land and all the angels stood round about the throne, and about the elders and the four beasts, and fell down before the throne on their faces and worship God saying amen blessing and glory and wisdom and thanksgiving and honor and power and might be under our God for ever and ever me that sounds like you think you want to know the future.
The future for the child of God hears the heavenly's will one day in verse 13, and one of the elders answered, saying underneath what are these that are arrayed in white robes, and which came day and I said in the him, Sir, thou knowest.
And he said to me, these are they which came out of great tribulation wants their robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb. Therefore they are before the throne of God and serve him day and night in his temple to get think of the place to be than in the temple of God, serving him day and night to be able to serve in the very presence of the Lord God of heaven and he that sits on the throne shall dwell among them were 16 they shall hunger no more, neither thirst any more leaders of the sunlight upon them, nor any heat for the Lamb which is in the midst of the throne shall feed them, and shall lead them unto living fountains of waters. And God shall wipe away all tears from their right thing to anticipate if we can say I do know something about the future. I know what I do come to that, I might want to be alone because it will be with me and I don't want to be on the other side is going to be at this time in the presence of Jesus Christ to lift up that conflict course and sing his praise for these words of our text can make a big difference in your life. Make a big difference about how you think about the coronavirus. Yes. Gives peace in a troubled world provides comfort in the midst of our trials, it brings contentment even when we're tempted to complain. It gives you reason to do what needs to be done so that you're not complacent and indifferent and it gives you hope for the future.
My times are in all. I will be used to keep constantly in our minds and upon our heart truth.
My times are in pain gives us peace trouble gives us a totally different this time when many are grip fearful of anxiety, but we can find peace, courage and hope in trusting in the Lord our God of hope into Micro Center to mix with at the same time with the Lord richly bless you and the Baptist Bible hour is come to you under the direction of elderly Sarah Bradley Junior, pastor of the Cincinnati primitive Baptist Church address all mailed to the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217. That's the Baptist Bible hour Cincinnati, OH 45217 will all will and in and all will and