As believers, we don’t dispute that God’s hand is over all. But to see and acknowledge it as being open in our every circumstance is the hard part. When the storms of life come, we are tempted to think He has closed His hand of blessing and withdrawn His strong arm of protection. Note in the following verses, no one and no circumstance can take us out of God’s hand. If it is closed, it is only because He has His fingers wrapped around us in a tight and unbreakable grip of love.
“They pierced my hands and my feet” (Psalm 22:16). “My times are in thy hand: deliver me from the hand of mine enemies, and from them that persecute me” (Psalm 31:15). “The steps of a good man are ordered by the Lord . . . for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand” (Psalm 37:23–24). “And let the beauty of the Lord our God be upon us: and establish thou the work of our hands upon us; yea, the work of our hands establish thou it” (Psalm 90:17). “Thy hands have made me and fashioned me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments” (Psalm 119:73). “And I give unto them eternal life; and they shall never perish, neither shall any man pluck them out of my hand” (John 10:28). “Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time” (1 Peter 5:6).
GOLDEN THOUGHT: Neither shall any man pluck them out of My hand.
[Excerpt adapted from Wonderful Words by Stewart Custer (April 6 reading).]