As a parent, there comes a time when your child’s future is out of your hands. Whether this time waits until a daughter or son goes off to college or is speed up as they enter high school, don’t worry when it’s out of your hands. While parents can always pray for children, it’s hard to let go, especially for those of you who are control freaks. As I listened to Out of My Hands by Tony Vincent for the first time, this is the topic that came to my mind.
Arise [from your bed], cry out in the night, at the beginning of the watches; pour out your heart like water before the face of the Lord. Lift up your hands toward Him for the lives of your young children, who faint from hunger at the head of every street, Lamentations 2:19.
The scripture that I feel aligns with Out of My Hands was written by Jeremiah. Earning the nickname of the Weeping Prophet, God often brought Israel bad news for the future due to a combination of disobedience and rebellion. However, beginning in chapter 3 of Lamentations, Jeremiah does share a message of hope based upon God’s grace and forgiveness. The next time you feel helpless with a situation out of your control, remember the message of today’s Tony Vincent song.
by Jay Mankus