Saturday, August 10, 2013

In My Father's Hands

Humble yourselves, therefore, under God’s mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.
Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you. "

1 Peter 5:6-7


I just love this picture of Olivia Grace, my sweet little grand-daughter. It was actually taken over four years ago when she was just a few days old. Isn't she precious? Among many, many family photos—grandchildren in particular—this is definitely one of my favorites. As you may have guessed, this is her daddy's hand that she is cupped in.  Her daddy is my youngest son, Adam. His hand is so big...so strong and her little body is tiny and fragile. She is trusting that her daddy's hand will hold her safely, even though at three days old she really hasn't learned about trust yet. Or has she? Look at her sweet face. She looks so content...as though she doesn't have a care in the world. What's that we've heard about child-like faith?

And calling to him a child, he put him in the midst of them and said,"Truly, I say to you, unless you turn and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven. Whoever humbles himself like this child is the greatest in the kigdom of heaven." Matthew 18:2-4

He wants us to be able to trust Him fully and to rest in His peace and safety. He wants us to know that He is there to catch us when we feel like we are falling...that He will be there to pick us up if and when we do. And we will. Sometimes remembering to do that is so hard, isn't it? I know it is for me. Whether it seems like the circumstances we are facing will never change or maybe we just temporarily lose sight of God and forget about His promises. It happens to most of us at one time or another.


Whenever I see this picture of sweet Olivia resting in the palm of her daddy's hand, it reminds me to be confident and thankful that my God is there for me. What a comfort and great joy it is to know that I am resting in my Father's big, strong hands! Are you resting today?

Those who know your name trust in you,for you, O LORD, have never forsaken those who seek you.  
Psalm 9:10

Oh, by the way, the little boy in the picture is my Adam...Olivia's daddy. He's grown up a bit :)

Blessings!
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22 comments:

  1. Definitely a precious photo and good thoughts that accompany it.

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    1. Thank you, Susan! Have a blessed weekend :)

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  2. Lovely post Debby.....beautiful photo of your grandchild.

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  3. Love your blog. I just followed you and hoping you'll follow back :)
    http://thecraftiestallie.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hey Allie!

      Thank you for visiting and for following me! You have so many adorable crafts on your blog...I'm your newest follower :)

      Have a blessed week!

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  4. lovely post and inspiring too
    new GFC follower
    Here is my Inspire me Monday

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  5. Michie,
    Thanks for your sweet comment and for being my newest follower!

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  6. Absolutely breathtaking photo!!!
    Jenn

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  7. Thanks Jenn...I appreciate the comment and thanks for the visit!

    Blessings :)

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    1. Thank you, Marty...she IS a precious girl!

      Blessings,
      Debby

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  9. What a wonderful post about our heavenly Father and it is so easy to relate it to ourselves with that picture as visual. Love your blog and following Bloglovin'! Visiting from Amaze Me Monday!

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    1. AnnMarie,

      Thank you for your sweet comments! I'm so glad you stopped by and became my newest follower!

      Blessings!
      Debby

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  10. Your post is so true. Sometimes after walking in the dark, we only see in hindsight that He was with us all the time. Thanks for sharing with Inspired Sunday at Sunday View.

    Laura

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  11. Oh Debby, what a beautiful post! You have such a way with words and your sweet heart just shines through!
    Thanks so much for sharing at Amaze Me Monday!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you so much for your sweet comments!

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  12. Keep meaning to say that I love your header! Each picture is beautiful but I am so drawn to your mailbox shot!!!
    Blessings,
    Cindy

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    1. Thank you! I wish I could take credit for all of the photos but the mailbox, rooster and apron are random google pics. I have no idea where they originated.

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  13. This is a precious picture, Debby - it does beautifully remind us of the wonderful care, love and grace of God our Father - so loved this post! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I love how we can be reminded of these things by just doing the simple things in life. Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to share!

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