September 07, 2020
Psalm 73:22-23 KJV
22 So foolish was I, and ignorant: I was as a beast before thee.
23 Nevertheless I am continually with thee: thou hast holden me by my right hand.
There are times in life when you and me both will be like a beast before God. You will feel disappointed, discouraged, depressed, and maybe even defeated. I have had many days like this in my life. Maybe you can relate. There may be times when you don’t feel like talking to God because you have been hurt by something in your life. Even in those moments, God is “holding your right hand.” When you hold someone’s hand, it means that you are close to them. You don’t just hold anyone’s hand for a long period of time, because if you held a stranger’s hand, that would be weird. You only hold hands with people who you are close to. If you are a Christian, this verse shows you that even in the moments when you are questioning God and frustrated with Him, He is holding your hand. You may want to pull away from God all together because of the anger that is inside you, but that doesn’t change God’s character. When you are faithless, He remains faithful. The best thing you can do when you are experiencing troubles is rest in the fact that God is holding your hand through the tough times.
The thing I think is the most encouraging portion of this scripture is that it’s not me holding onto God’s hand, it’s God holding onto my hand (thou hast holden me by my right hand.) In the moments of your life when you feel like everything is falling apart that’s when you can almost feel God tighten His grip on your hand letting you know that He is near. Today, Jesus is reaching out to you, and if you extend your hand out toward Him, you will find an overwhelming peace. Wherever you find yourself today, know that God is reaching His hand out to you so that He can be near you and with you.