Psalm 31:15 My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me.
What an encouragement to us it is that our times are in God's hands. This gives us quiet comfort to know that all the times of our lives are in the hands of our all wise Father in Heaven. There is not one sparrow who falls to the ground without our Father knowing about it, and we are worth more than many sparrows!
If all our times are in His hands then He is well able to deliver us from our enemies. Our three main enemies are the world, the flesh and the devil. Those who trust in the Lord Jesus have already overcome the world through the merits of Christ. Jesus said in the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world (John 16:33). Those who belong to the Lord have also overcome their sinful flesh nature for they that are Christ's have crucified the flesh with the affections and lusts (Galatians 5:24). In Christ we are also delivered from our enemy the devil because for this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that he might destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).
All these enemies line up to persecute us, but the Lord delivers us out of the hand of them all! The world, the flesh and the devil all lead us into sin, and the wages of sin is death. But praise God the Lord delivers us even form the hand of this enemy, for the last enemy that shall be destroyed is death (1 Corinthians 15:26). Come what may, those who trust in the Lord Jesus Christ are secure knowing that their days, weeks, months and years are all known to the Lord before even one of them comes to be. Truly our times are in His hand.
Prayer : may we find the peace of knowing that all our times are in God's hand. In Jesus' Name, amen.