He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands

“But you have not glorified the God who holds your life-breath in His hand and who controls the whole course of your life.” Daniel 5:23c HCSB

As a former youth pastor I learned how to play some of the basic chords on the guitar so I could lead singing with youth around the campfire and other gatherings. One of the songs I learned was “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands”. It is a gospel song that was first published in 1927 and was performed by various artists in the 40’s and 50’s. It is the only gospel song to hit #1 on the United States pop singles chart in 1971. The words to the chorus of the song are:

He’s got the whole world in his hands, He’s got the whole world in his hands.He’s got the whole world in his hands, He’s got the whole world in his hands. He’s got you and me brother in his hands… He’s got the whole world in his hands…

Daniel reminded King Belshazzar that he had abandoned God and that God is so powerful that He even held king Belshazzar’s life in His hands. God is in control of everything. He is sovereign. Nothing happens without God’s permission.

Challenge: Your life is in God’s hands. He controls the course of your life. Always seek God’s will and direction in your life. YouTube has several versions of the song “He’s Got the Whole World in His Hands” that are available for your listening.

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