Good Hands

Good Hands

. . . casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
1 Peter 5:7

Recommended Reading – Luke 22:41-42

Supposedly, the phrase “in good hands” has been used to mean competency, safety, or care since the 1300s. Seven centuries later, we may see the original meaning of skill when a coach says of a star player, “He’s got great hands”—meaning, he never drops the ball. A major insurance company today calls itself the “good hands people,” suggesting safety and protection. If you are facing major surgery, it’s comforting for a nurse to say, “Don’t worry, you’re in good hands with this doctor.”

As good as the hands of highly skilled people are, can they compete with the hands of God in terms of safety, comfort, or skill? God doesn’t have hands, of course (John 4:24). But the “hand of God” is mentioned some fifteen times in Scripture, usually as a reference to His power and authority. But wait—isn’t that what we hope for when we are in a difficult circumstance? Don’t we want someone with power and authority to step in and meet our need? Of course—and that is likely what Peter had in mind when he wrote that we should cast all our cares upon God since God cares for us (1 Peter 5:7).

This very day, you are in God’s good hands. Cast your cares upon Him and put your faith in Him.

If the Father has the kingdom ready for us, He will take care of us on the way.
Andrew Bonar


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