Ever watched a three or four-year old walking with Mom or Dad? They seem to instinctively reach up for their parent’s hand.
We need our Heavenly Father’s hand to navigate life. His hands are not only massive and powerful (“It was my hand that laid the foundations of the earth; the palm of my right hand spread out the heavens above; I spoke and they came into being.” Isaiah 48:13 TLB), but, oh so rich in gifts: “When You open your generous hand, it’s full of blessings, satisfying the longings of every living thing.” Psalm 145:16 TPT
Not only are God’s hands powerful and overflowing with blessings, but his grip is powerful. Look at Isaiah 41:14: “I, your God, have a firm grip on you and I’m not letting go.” TLB And Jesus (God in the flesh on earth) said that “… no one is able to snatch us out of his Father’s hand.” John 10:29 TLB
Besides protection, there are other important things that God uses his hands for. Consider his plan to teach us humility: “Therefore humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God [set aside self-righteous pride], so that He may exalt you [to a place of honor in His service] at the appropriate time,” I Peter 5:6 AMP Still taking 30 selfies a day while singing to yourself “You’re just too good to be true..?” Let God help you with your pride. He’s getting you ready for Kingdom assignments.
God’s hand led the prophet Ezekiel (Ezekiel 37) to prepare a spiritually dead Israel for an impossible renewal still far off in the distance. His hand could lead you into your own miracles as He releases His power through your obedience to extend His plans. Just stay available.
Let me remind you of one additional bit of wonderful information regarding God’s hands. “But Zion said, “The Lord has forsaken me; my Lord has forgotten me.” “Can a woman forget her nursing child, that she should have no compassion on the son of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you. Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.” Isaiah 41:10 AMP
God is certainly able to discipline with His hands, but He’d much rather use those hands, already with your name engraved on them, to put your picture on his refrigerator.
So sorry for the mixed up presentation of the fonts, paragraphs, etc. It’s not the way it was prepared… only the way Word Press copied it.