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Tracing the Hand of God

“How far back in your life can you trace the hand of God? If you have never done this, I venture to think you will be surprised! Consciously or unconscious to us, Yahweh has been our support since birth (Ps. 71:6); it was he who caused us to be born at the time and place of his choice. Not accident but design, not coincidence but plan, not chance but divine direction—this is the story of every believer, the secret history of every conversion. It is the direct implication of the wondrous title ‘Sovereign One’ (verses 5, 16). It is God, who holds in his hand not only the broad sweep of world history, but the tiniest details of personal stories; a God… [who is] present in every place, master of every situation, deciding and controlling at every time. And so it will continue to be as long as earthly life shall last.”

Alec Motyer, Psalms By The Day, 194.