“Under The Mighty Hand of God”
Why should we fear when we ‘re in God hands?
God guide us through every tough situation we face in our life and direct us on the right path. When we’re going through trials we might not understand how hand of God moves, but in the end we will understand why.
“So do not fear, for I am with you;
do not be dismayed, for I am your God.
I will strengthen you and help you;
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand”.
Don’t turn away from God’s will, Allow him to lead, trust God that will lead you out from your sorrow but you must allow him to guide you. God is working if we we’re asking, Commit to him in prayer. Study the bible and read and understand his word. ” There is nothing better for people to do than to eat, drink, and find satisfaction in their work. I saw that even this comes from the hand of God. Ecclesiastes 2:24- GW
Remember God create’s the heaven and earth.”It was my hand that laid the foundations of the earth, my right hand that spread out the heavens above. When I call out the stars, they all appear in order.” Isaiah 48:13. “All things were made through him, and without him was not any thing made that was made”. John 1:3
A time will come however, when every person will face his or her appointment with death. Perhaps it is to our advantage that the unknown factors of how and when that appointment takes place are known only to God. But it is true that our view of destiny will effect how we live.
“how we view life and how we respond to life”.
“Be humbled by God’s power so that when the right time comes he will honor you”. 1 Peter 5:6
In Job, we see a man who God allows to be directly attacked by Satan. He is an example of faithfulness as he loses everything important to him yet remains faithful to God. Its purpose is to illustrate God’s sovereignty and faithfulness during a time of great suffering.
• In chapters 1-3, God tests Job’s faithfulness through allowing Satan to attack him. God told Satan, “Behold, all that he has is in your power, only do not put forth your hand on him” (1:12). Through Job’s trials, all is lost including his health, his wife even tells him to curse God and commit suicide, but he remains strong and faithful, “Through all this Job did not sin nor did he blame God.” (1:22).
• From chapters 4-37, Job’s friends give him plenty of bad advice, in rounds of discussion. They mistakenly blame his sufferings on his personal sins rather than God testing and growing Job. One of them was half-correct in that God wanted to humble him, but this was only a part of God’s test.
• In chapters 38-42, God speaks to Job and restores him. God knows that Job has received incorrect guidance from his friends, “Who is this that darkens counsel by words without knowledge?” God fittingly declares that humans do not know everything. Then He humbles Job by asking a series of questions that could never be answered by anyone other than Almighty God; for example, “Have you understood the expanse of the earth? Tell Me, if you know all this”. God then brings him to an understanding that believers don’t always know what God is doing in their lives.
In the end, Job answers God by saying, “I have declared that which I did not understand”. God then blessed Job with twice as much as he had before his trials began.
“My sheep…shall never perish; no one can snatch them out of my hand. My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all; no one can snatch them out of my Father’s hand”. John 10:27-29
Trust in God’s providence quickens our faith. Trust in God’s providence impassions our hope for the future. It is more than believing there is a God that will one day come and make things right. It believes that God is intimately involved in the details of our lives. We will not always understand what He is doing but we can always trust that it will turn out for good. He loves us and His plan for us is the best plan.
God’s mighty hand may keep us away from “the valley of the shadow of death.” Sometimes His mighty hand may take us into and then deliver us out of “the valley of the shadow of death.” One day his mighty hand will take us through “the valley of the shadow of death” and into life everlasting.
Through Man’s history few have heard God’s voice and under the mighty hand:
Adam And Eve
“And they heard the sound of the LORD God walking in the garden in the cool of the day, and Adam and his wife hid themselves from the presence of the LORD God among the trees of the garden”. Genesis 3: 8
“When Abram was ninety-nine years old, the LORD appeared to Abram and said to him, ‘I am Almighty God; walk before Me and be blameless. And I will make My covenant between Me and you, and will multiply you exceedingly.”
And Other men; Moses (Exodus 3:4; 19:19), Elijah (I Kings 19:9, 11-12) and others.
Ref: Bible hub, Bible reason and John Ankerberg