Recently a friend was flying to California with her two young daughters, and she was feeling anxious about flying. I shared with her that when I’m fearful or anxious, I always pray Isaiah 41:10, “So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
I told her to ask Jesus to hold the plane with His righteous right hand when she’s flying. I have prayed that many times and it has comforted me when I have felt anxious about flying.
The righteous right hand is a symbol of God’s power and authority. It is the hand that saves, delivers, and upholds God’s people. It is also the hand that judges and destroys God’s enemies.
The righteous right hand is a reminder that God is a just and righteous God.
Here are more verses that talk about the Lord’s right hand.
- Psalm 138:7: Though I walk in the midst of trouble, you preserve my life. You stretch out your hand against the anger of my foes; with your right hand, you save me.
- Psalm 63:8: I cling to you; your right hand upholds me.
- Exodus 15:6: Your right hand, O LORD, was majestic in power; your right hand, O LORD, shattered the enemy.
I love that His right hand is a symbol of His power and His right hand holds us. We don’t have to fear because God is in control.
While I don’t live in fear, I see a lot of things going on in our world that can easily make me fearful. You can’t turn the TV on or look at social media without seeing tragic things happening all around us.
No matter what we face or see going on in our world, we can know that God is with us and that He is greater than any fear we face. He will strengthen us and help us, and He will uphold us with His victorious right hand.
Do you have a favorite verse you like to say when you’re feeling anxious?
Let your beauty shine from the inside out today!