He’s Got the Whole World

in His Hands

“I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.” Psalm 121:1-2

You probably know the song. It goes like this: “He’s got the whole world in His hands; He’s got the whole wide world in His hands; He’s got the whole world in His hands; He’s got the whole world in His hands.

It’s true. God really does have the whole world in His hands and it’s true even when it doesn’t feel like it He is in control. God can be trusted with both today and tomorrow. There are two great truths to ponder here.

First, God is awesome in power. “The earth is the LORD’s, and everything in it, the world, and all who live in it; for he founded it upon the seas and established it upon the waters.” (Psalm 24:1-2). “By the word of the LORD were the heavens made, their starry host by the breath of his mouth…For he spoke, and it came to be; he commanded, and it stood firm.” (Psalm 33:6,9)

Second, God is a personal God and He wants us to know Him personally. “The LORD watches over you—the LORD is your shade at your right hand.” (Psalm 121:5). “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God. Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” (Luke 12:6-7). “Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:7).

My grandmother used to point to the stars, or to the mountains, or to the sea, and then she would pause and say, “My Father made that!” In that simple statement she was testifying to the dual truths that God is awesome in power and personal enough to call us his children.

Despite uncertainties and challenges you may be facing, don’t worry, God has the whole world in his hands.

Having begun as a guest speaker in 2005, Dan was appointed Interim Pastor in 2008 and has been serving Maple Root Baptist ever since. As a small group leader and Chaplin for the Connecticut Tigers, Dan has a heart for the lost and the God that saves them.

Dan Kinnaman

Pastor, Maple Root Baptist Church