Psalm 139:5 says, “You hem me in behind and before, and you lay your hand upon me.” I wanted to share a simple message with you this morning, “God is for you!” He protects you and he has a crazy good plan for your life. He has a purpose for you in his kingdom. He has surrounded you and has placed his hand on you. When this Psalm was written it was an accepted practice that when someone “blessed” another person, he laid his hand upon the person he blessed.
There are a lot of things I could do without durning this lifetime. I could survive without ESPN, it’s not a must! I don’t have to have a lot of money, and I sure don’t want to climb the cooperate ladder to gain power, or position. But I can’t do without God’s hand on my life! I need his blessing and favor. Romans 8:31 tells us, “If God is for us, who can be against us? Isaiah 54:17 says, “No weapon formed against us will prosper!” Romans 8:37 says, “We are more than conquerors through him that loved us.” We all know to well, that our enemies will rise up, people will stab you in the back, and people will try to put you down. But if God is for you, who can be against you? Thank you Lord!
That is your good news for this Saturday! I want to encourage you to say these verses out loud throughout the day. Run them through your mind over and over again. Know that God’s hand of favor is on you, and you are a child of the living King! Get you some of that! Haha.