God's Hand, Psalm 37:24


a hand holding a lady slipper, God's hand

  As a child, our daughter, Nicole, used to trace her hand on paper, and then draw pictures below it. She said it was God’s hand reaching down from heaven. I wanted to write a song about that picture, but the song took it’s own direction, and became a more personal story of how God had reached out to me, not at salvation, but at a crossroads in my life.


  It was my own lack of faith that had brought me to this place. Somewhere along the way I had allowed myself to become content with simply skimming the surface of God’s truth, and as a result I was no longer walking closely to my Lord. When I finally reached out to him and truly sought his face, God’s hand lifted me up to a place where I could once again see the light of his truth. As I felt the healing touch of God’s hand, my doubts and fears melted away, replaced by a wonderful peace in my heart.
  How thankful I am that not only is God reaching down and supplying all of my needs, as Nicole’s drawing showed, but he is actually holding me in his hand!


hand holding lady slipper   
©Deborah Bolack 2001
Pianist Mrs. S. Carlson
 Winning Side Ladies 2008
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God’s hand reaching out in mercy and grace,
touched my heart that I might see,
and beckoned me to seek his face.
His truth would set me free.

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God’s hand, God’s hand.
I reached out and took God’s hand.
Lifted up by God’s hand,
Now on higher ground I stand.

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God’s hand reaching out to my wounded heart,
his touch a healing balm,
caused all my doubts and fears to depart;
restored the peace and calm.

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God’s hand, God’s hand.
I reached out and took God’s hand.
Lifted up by God’s hand,
Now on higher ground I stand.

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God’s hand reaching out when I go astray,
draws me gently to his side.
He softly calls to show me the way;
his still small voice my guide.

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God’s hand, God’s hand.
I reached out and took God’s hand.
Lifted up by God’s hand,
Now on higher ground I stand.

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Lifted by God’s hand.

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Psalm 25:9,10 The meek will he guide in judgment: and the meek will he teach his way. All the paths of the Lord are mercy and truth unto such as keep his covenant and his testimonies.
Psalm 30:1 I will extol thee, O Lord, for thou hast lifted me up, and hast not made my foes to rejoice over me.
Psalm 37:24 Though he fall, he shall not be utterly cast down: for the Lord upholdeth him with his hand.



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8 comments:

  1. What a lovely song of praise! Thanks for providing the words, too.

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    1. Thank you, Betty. I'm glad you found your way here.

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  2. Beautiful. Song of praise to our Lord.

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  3. Deb, the song is beautfiul! I'm so thankful we are in God's hand. Thanks for sharing with Thankful Thursdays.

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  4. You really have a talent for writing. It's neat that your daughter's drawings inspired these lyrics. We have an amazing God that reaches out to us, desiring to have a relationship with us. I'm glad you felt it in such a personal way.

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  5. Thanks, Lori. Sorry I missed your comment!

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  6. Thank you, Michelle. I'm glad you enjoyed it, and I'm very thankful for God's hand on my life!

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