God’s Right Hand – The Power of God


Psalm 138:7 – “Though I walk in the midst of trouble, thou wilt revive me: thou shalt stretch forth thine hand against the wrath of mine enemies, and thy right hand shall save me.”

In this scripture, David sings praises and exalts the name of God when he considers the Omnipotence (greatness) of God. David thanks God for His faithfulness and love. David sings praises to God and His Word. David acknowledges that God is so great yet His kindness is so evident to the humble. David went through the personal experience of calling on God for help and because God helped him, his boldness took a big leap. It gave David confidence that God would revive him in his present trouble. When God’s help came, it came with all of God’s skill and strength. God defended David against the wrath of his enemies.

When we truly understand God’s greatness and His kindness to us, it builds our faith. The Lord is way high above the Earth yet He sees us below. He sees what the proud do but from afar because He stays away from them. But He is close to the humble and helps us whenever we call out to Him. Knowing that we have a great God who always listens to what we have to say makes us bold. The Lord continues to do what He has promised us. Even though He is so great He is faithful to us. God protects and keeps us safe from our enemies too. The beautiful picture depicted in this Psalm is, of God saving us from our enemies with one hand and then putting forward the commonly-preferred hand – His powerful right hand – to save us, to lift us up out from our troubles. ‘The right hand of God’ is a Hebrew way to say “what God does on Earth”, which can be translated as “by the power of God”.

Do you need help from God today, just call out to Him. He will answer. And then, don’t forget to sing His praises and to thank God for being so faithful, only because He loves you. Our God of greatness and goodness will absolutely perfect His plan for you. So be confident that He who has begun a good work in you will complete it until the day of Jesus Christ.