This intrigues me: Why would God say He is holding us by our RIGHT hand?
A little digging reveals that the right hand signifies authority, power, and ownership. If someone is claiming sovereignty over something or someone, they would hold it in or by the right hand.
That’s nice, Faye, but what’s that have to do with today’s verse?
God said, “For I hold you by your right hand— I, the Lord your God. And I say to you, ‘Don’t be afraid. I am here to help you.”
God is holding us by our right hand, OUR hand of authority, power, and ownership. He is declaring that HE holds authority, power and ownership over our entire being. That can seem a bit scary, huh? Having an unseen God holding us?
Remember when Mom or Dad would hold our hand when crossing a busy street? They were exercising their authority, power, and ownership over us, using that to protect us from great harm.
That’s our Heavenly Father. He holds us by that hand which shows the “I can do it myself” part of us. The Lord. The God of all creation. Takes the time to hold our hand to protect us – sometimes from outside sources, sometimes from our own choices.
We have no reason to fear this letting go of control over us. The One who made us didn’t make us for destruction. He made us for a specific purpose and plan and He wants to guide us to that.
Will you leave your hand escounced in His or will you leave that safe place to go it on your own?
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