“We should not fix our desires on health or sickness, wealth or poverty, success or failure, a long life or a short one,” writes Ignatius Loyola at the beginning of the Spiritual Exercises. Our one desire should be to “choose what better leads to God’s deepening life in me.”
That’s the basic idea of “The Palm of Your Hand,” a winsome song in the country style.
I’d rather be in the palm of Your hand
Though rich or poor I may be
Faith can see right through the circumstance
Sees the forest in spite of the trees
Your grace provides for me.
Complete lyrics are here.
The song belongs to Alison Krauss and Union Station. It was written by Ron Block, who plays the guitar in this performance.