In days gone by, the individual who held the highest or highest status was the one who stood to the right of the king. Even in modern times, one can be referred to be another leader’s “right-hand man” or “wingman” when that person serves as the individual who is physically closest to the other leader. A good illustration of this can be seen in Genesis 48:13–14 when Jacob used his right hand to bestow a blessing on the kid who would receive a more significant blessing. The concept of someone being at God’s right hand is related to the idea of that person being right next to God and acknowledging God’s authority and their proximity to Him.
Scripture makes frequent symbolic use of the term “right hand of God,” even though God the Father does not have a physical body in the same way that people do. The arrival of the Messiah is referred to by this term in the Old Testament, where it appears. For instance, the words “the right hand of the LORD exalts, the right hand of the LORD works valiantly!” are found in Psalm 118:16.
This statement is used in reference to Jesus Christ in several other passages that may be found in the New Testament. It is written in Romans 8:34: “Who is it that should judge? Christ Jesus is the one who was put to death, who was risen from the dead, who is seated at the right side of God, and who is, in fact, praying for us at this very moment.”
Due to this, when people talk about being at the right hand of God, they are referring to being close to God the Father and in a position of authority superior to all other powers. Today, Jesus the Messiah is perfectly reigning at the right hand of God, together with God the Father and the Holy Spirit in fellowship and authority.
God is there to uphold you no matter how bad it may be.
Isaiah 41: 13 says, “For I the Lord thy God will hold thy right hand, saying unto thee, Fear not; I will help thee.”
God holds the entirety of the world in the palm of His hand, and it is the same hand that sustains you. God has pledged to support us. More than that, He guarantees that He will support us with the right hand of His righteousness. If you put your trust in Him, even when you feel like you’ve lost your balance, He will be there to help you get back on your feet. This verse is one of my favorites because it assures us that God will support us with the righteous hand that is rightfully His. Pure, virtuous, upstanding, ethical, and honest are all synonyms for the word “righteous.” God’s righteousness stands independent of the conditions of your life. And with the right hand of His power, He will support you. That one is on the right! Multiple references to God’s right hand are scattered throughout the Bible. Throughout history, to share equal honor with another person was to be placed on their right hand. The right hand of God is a representation of both His strength and His grandeur.
As long as you continue to obey His words, He says, “I will uphold you with my righteous right hand, which is reliable and most dependable. Even when you hurt yourself by stumbling against a stone, He is there to catch and help you.
Psalm 138:7:” You will reach out your hand against the fury of my foes, and your right hand will save me, Though I walk in the midst of trouble, You will revive me.”
When confronted with significant difficulties, we may experience exhaustion and an inability to move forward, especially if these difficulties continue for an extended period. Our resilience and our willpower are put to the test, and we find that we lack the resources necessary to carry on moving forward. Only if we allow it would difficulties have the potential to bring us down. But once again, this is only the case if we give it permission to do so. The difficulty is also the pruning we need to take away from the heavy weights we choose to carry. It is something that can come from anywhere, and it has the potential to make the person who is now experiencing it feel suffocated and worried. The term “trouble” can refer to a wide variety of different types of challenges or issues. It doesn’t matter how big it is; it can still completely shift how things work.
The Psalmist is aware that difficulties will inevitably arise. Still, he is also sure that God will appear to him in that time of need and will provide the fortitude, energy, and ability to move forward despite the difficulty of the situation. In David’s life, he had experienced much opposition, persecution, and difficulty; nonetheless, God had remained unchanging throughout it all. Even when it was David who was acting as an agent of betrayal against God through his wickedness, David discovered that God remained faithful.
David was confident that God would remain loyal regardless of his frailties and shortcomings. For us, difficulty can be an opportunity to enter a more fruitful territory. Regrettably, a significant number of us choose the role of the victim, allowing adversity to transform us into those who are bound to destruction rather than serving as stepping stones to greater heights. We have the ability to choose whether or not to look for chinks of light in the shadows and glimmers of goodness in the gloom. We are not obligated to remain in a state of defeat; instead, we have the option of viewing the challenges we face in life as stepping stones that bring us closer to achieving our goals.
The right hand of God, mentioned in this phrase, might be interpreted as a symbol for a facet of His personality. The power and talent that He possesses are symbolized by His right hand. This hand is what gives us confidence that God will watch over and protect us. We can find calmness and peace in knowing that even amidst the raging winds of adversity, God’s right hand will protect us from harm. However, he will not protect us from the gusts of wind that remove things from our lives that we do not require or prevent us from becoming nearer to God.
To be continued…