April 5, 2018

Psalm 24:1-6

Nathan Bowen, grade 12

I thought of the nursery song, “He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands,” and cried. There is so much truth in those words, no matter who the song is geared toward.

I’m scared, excited, anxious, worried, yet looking to the future; my future. I’m constantly conflicted when I think about it—the unrelenting sea of “what ifs.” I’m at the point in my life (as a senior in high school) where I’ve been crippled by these thoughts. I’ve been tired, I’ve been overwhelmed, and I’ve felt hopeless. I’ve been a Christian from a young age, and I’m thankful for that. I’m thankful for someone sturdy to lean on in every unstable moment in my life, including the destructive thoughts that I feel any human being has at one time or another.

Whenever I’m plagued with these negative thoughts, I have to remember to ask God for help. By myself, I tend to see the world as either a huge place filled with small, insignificant people, or one that’s so small, everyone can see my sins. I pray to see through God’s eyes, the Mediator, the True Judge. He reminds me that He’s got the whole world in His hands, so I have to make the most of what I do and do it to His glory, whether it makes sense at the time or not. I gain motivation with His thoughts, as He sustains me. He has given me peace and joy and I am so grateful He’s got the whole world in His hands.