“And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand. He shall see the labor of His soul, and be satisfied.” Isaiah 53:10-11 (NKJV)
It is innate as human beings to take control and to have our hands busy doing and accomplishing. Our activity is by no means wrong, but there are times when we need to be still and wait on the Lord. Frequently, the Scriptures reference hand or right hand in the Bible which represent the following meanings; might, power, refuge, place of salvation, blessing, healing, and favored position.
In this devotion, see Jesus’ hand active in ministry; healing, forgiving, blessing, interceding, and reigning. Simply meditate on the hand of Jesus in each passage and see him serving you. Come to Jesus. Let go and let him give you rest. The pleasure of a loving Father prospers in Jesus’ hand.
“Moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, ‘I am willing; be cleansed.’” Mark 1:41(NASB)
“He approached, grasped her hand, and helped her up.” Mark 1:31(NASB)
“Jesus intervened: “Let the children alone, don’t prevent them from coming to me. God’s kingdom is made up of people like these.” After laying hands on them, he left.” Matthew 19:14-15 (MSG)
“They pierced my hands and my feet.” Psalm 22:16 (NASB)
“Then the soldiers nailed him to the cross.” Mark 15:24 (NLT)
“He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up his hands and blessed them.” Luke 24:50 (NASB)
“Christ Jesus is the one who died, but even more, has been raised; he also is at the right hand of God and intercedes for us.” Romans 8:34 (CSB)
“He bore the sin of many and interceded for the rebels.” Isaiah 53:12 (CSB)
“He had seven stars in his right hand; a sharp double-edged sword came from his mouth, and his face was shining like the sun at full strength. When I saw him, I fell at his feet like a dead man. He laid his right hand on me and said, “Don’t be afraid. I am the First and the Last, and the Living One. I was dead, but look—I am alive forever and ever, and I hold the keys of death and Hades.” Revelation 1:16-18 (CSB)
“Then one of the elders said to me, ‘Do not weep. Look, the Lion from the tribe of Judah, the Root of David, has conquered so that he is able to open the scroll and its seven seals.’” Revelation 5:5 (CSB)
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes. Death will be no more; grief, crying, and pain will be no more, because the previous things have passed away. Then the one seated on the throne said, ‘Look, I am making everything new.’” Revelation 21:4-5 (CSB)
Prayer: Father, thank you for your written Word. Thank you for the Word made flesh and living among us. Thank you that your perfect plan for us prospers in Jesus’ hand so that we can be counted righteous. Restore us. Jesus, we believe in you and will trust and obey you. In Christ alone, Amen.