Envisioning God’s Hand Giving You Your Life and Everything Good in James 1:16-17



Dave Cover


Envisioning God’s Hand Giving You Your Life and Everything Good in James 1:16-17


This is Christian Meditation for A Bigger Life. I’m Dave Cover. I want to help you with Christian meditation where you can stop, break through all the distractions, and bodily experience God’s presence through biblically guided imagination. 

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Job 12:10 (NIV)

“In his hand is the life of every creature

and the breath of all mankind.”

James 1:16-17 NIV

“Don’t be deceived, my dear brothers and sisters. Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights.”

​​Steve Cuss (Managing Leadership Anxiety)

“Anxiety is a signal, not a root cause. Anxiety is generated when we think we need something in any particular moment that we don’t actually need. Anxiety is not just worry and fear. It’s how you react when you don’t get something you think you need. The point is that anxiety becomes a marker that something other than God’s presence and love is at play in my mind and body.”

Psalm 136:1 NIV

Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good. His love endures forever.

Psalm 136:7-9 NIV

7 Who made the great lights— His love endures forever.

8 the sun to govern the day, His love endures forever.

9 the moon and stars to govern the night; His love endures forever.

Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV) 

“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Psalm 85:12 (NIV) 

“The LORD will indeed give what is good.”

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