He’s Got My Whole World in His Hands

Last week we talked about decisions and how hard it is to make them.
Especially when they seem to alter our entire being, lifestyle, and faith.
But do they really?
I guess we often make our lives more complicated by listening to all these voices telling us that this next decision is it. This next step will change everything.
But does it really?


If you miss this bus, your entire day will be messed up.
If you wear the wrong color today, everyone’s going to stare at you.
If you take this job, you’ll miss out on so many other things.
If you’re not married by 28, you’ll die as an unhappy spinster.
If you don’t pray in the morning, your day will go by without any blessings.

It seems as if our whole world depended on this one tiny decision.
But does it really?


The world is messed up, I agree.
Look at the heart-wrenching news as soon as you go online or switch on the TV. The suffering doesn’t ever seem to stop.
So many broken relationships, so much desperation around me.
So many unanswered questions and uncertain futures.
As the world screams for decisions louder and louder, I can often just fall silent.


And then I hear that soft tune in my head. A kiddy song from my childhood.
He’s got the whole world in his hands.
What a staggering answer to all the decisions out there!
Of course, I still have to make them. Of course, not everything will fall into place. And not everything will go my way for sure.
And yet, these hands change everything.
No matter what I have for breakfast today, no matter if I miss this bus, no matter where I’ll work in the future, no matter how dark the news of the world are: He’s got the whole world – my world – in His hands. And I want to believe that nothing goes by unnoticed, uncared for, unloved by the Father.

Writing for Five Minute Friday today.

Author: Katha von Dessien

Teacher. Believer in the Wilderness. Third Culture Kid. World Traveler. People and Food at the Table Lover. Writer.

8 thoughts on “He’s Got My Whole World in His Hands”

  1. Katha, you and I were thinking much along the same lines today. I wrote about that song too. I’m so thankful God has the whole world in his hands. I’m in the #8 spot this week.

  2. Katha, these are great words for me to hear today! I feel as if many of the small decisions I make have a huge impact, and sometimes they do. But God always has a fail-safe. He can intervene, and I’ve seen Him do that before. Not to say I should make decisions flippantly. But rather that God walks with us and leads us to the right paths when we learn to fully trust in Him. Because He’s got the whole world in His hands.

  3. Thanks for this Katha… remembering this can save us from the paralysis of over-responsability, that stops us from making any decisions for fear we’ll ‘get it all wrong’… xx

  4. great reminder katha:) i’m your neighbor today at FMF. hope all is well in your part of south africa..

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