Who’s In Control?

Psalm 31:25

My times are in your hands.


I’ve been thinking a lot about control this week.

If you ask me, who is in control, I would, of course, give the good Christian answer—GOD . If you ask me who is my provision, I would, of course, give the good Christian answer—GOD. And I believe that but….

On the other hand, I like to think of myself as self-reliant. I started working the same week I graduated from high school in…cough…stammer…uhm 1973 . I found a job the same week and have worked since then with the exception of one quarter in college when I saved enough money to take a break. I put myself through college along with a few grants and scholarships—no loans.

And I’ve pretty much taken care of myself all that time. When my first marriage was in trouble, I took care of it. When I had a bad day at work, I took care of it. When…….. well you get my point.

So, even though I say and believe God is in control, I’m not so sure I’ve ever depended on HIM the way HE wants. That is until lately. Now, with health problems and no job for next school year and not knowing what the future holds for me as far as my career goes, I now know that GOD truly is in control and my times are indeed in HIS hands.

Psalm 105:4

Look to the Lord and his strength; seek his face always. 

So, June is gardening month and you might be asking what control issues have  to do with gardening. Well, in my part of the country the farmers need rain and they need it now. My husband and I were talking last night about how hard it must be to be a farmer. Too much rain—not enough rain—too cold—too hot and on and on.

But as with all things—our times are in HIS hands.

We can’t always know why things happen or don’t happen the way we want them to. All we can do is accept God is in control and to seek his face always.

I hope you enjoyed GARDENING MONTH. July will be a free-for-all month with no specific topic. I hope you garden is doing well.


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