The Touch of the Master’s Hand

My soul follows close behind You; Your right hand upholds me.
Psalm 63:8

About ninety percent of us are right-handed, and the other ten percent favor our left hands. The statistics were probably the same in biblical times, and the right hand was often associated with power and authority. The writers of Scripture used the concept of one’s right hand to convey God’s power and blessings to us.

Check out some of these references: His right hand is glorious in power (Exodus 15:6). His right hand upholds us (Psalm 63:8). At His right hand are pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). In Isaiah God said, “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, Yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand” (Isaiah 41:10). The psalmist said, “You have also given me the shield of Your salvation; Your right hand has held me up” (Psalm 18:35).

If you feel weak, weary, or worried today, remember the touch of His right hand, reaching down, imparting strength, and holding you up.

Say with the writer of Psalm 98:1: “Oh, sing to the LORD a new song! For He has done marvelous things; His right hand and His holy arm have gained Him the victory.”

I know Thy hand upholdeth me, and will my soul defend; / Sufficient is Thy grace, O Lord, to keep me to the end.
Fanny Crosby, hymnist


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