Words from the Heart for Tuesday July 17th, 2018
You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
Psalm 145:16 (NIV)
You Open Your Hand
What a wonderful picture of our God. He is seen with an “open hand.” From creation we see that His hand is not closed. He does not try to keep us back from what we need. He does not withhold His care and provision from us. He is not against us. Our God is for us. From His open hand He has pledged Himself to satisfy our desires.
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There is never a bad time for generosity. When we give out of our wealth to those who have so little, and we do it with compassion, we are representing our Saviour well. The Bible often speaks about the generosity of God who pours out His blessings onto every man, woman and child. Psalm 145:16 says, “You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” Our God has an open hand. Since He is the Creator, everything belongs to Him. But, He doesn’t selfishly cling onto all He has, fist clenched so nobody can pry anything out of Him. Just the opposite – His hands are open and so is His heart. When you come in prayer and faith to the Lord God, He not only hears your cry, but He knows your need before you even ask. No wonder the Bible tells us we can come boldly before God’s throne. Whatever your need, God’s hands are open and His generous heart is ready to answer the cry of your needy heart. This is a great promise: He satisfies the desires of every living thing, including yours.
These have been words from the heart.