Heavy Hands

For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah Psalm 32:4

A fighter who is said to have heavy hands is one who has devastating punching power, one who is able to hurt you or knock you out at any time. There is no one in the entire universe that has heavier hands than the Lord. He could take any of us out at any time.

Thankfully the Lord is long suffering and full of mercy. He doesn’t give us what we deserve. In fact He is so gracious that He gives us what we don’t deserve, the free gift of salvation through faith in Jesus’ sacrificial death in our place.

That grace doesn’t mean that God will tolerate His children living in sin. Any one who has tried, has found out like King David just how heavy the Lord’s hands are. Bow your neck and continue to go your own way and the loving blows of the Lord will turn your vitality into a sea of misery, or as David puts it “into the drought of summer.”

Why do we inflict such pain on ourselves through our stubborn rebellion? The Lord is just trying to get us to go the way that is best for us anyway. Truly “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it?

We are such fools to want that which will only hurt us, when we can have all that the Lord wants for us which will be such a blessing to our soul. Lord, let your heavy hands train us quickly to confess our sin and turn to you for your great blessing.