God’s Hands Are Bigger Than Mine

A little girl was in a country store with her mother when, after the mother had made her
purchases, the store’s owner invited the girl to reach her hand into a bowl full of candy and help
herself. Surprising to her mother, she declined. The store-owner was also surprised, and asked
the girl, “What’s the matter? Don’t you like candy?” She nodded that she did. The man then put
his hand into the bowl and brought out a handful, dropping it into a bag for her. Upon leaving the
store, the mother asked her daughter why she had at first refused the kind man’s offer. “Because
his hand is bigger than mine,” was her reply.
What are you able to gain in your life? Most people go through life grasping for as much
happiness as they can. All gain a little here and a little there, but invariably finding themselves in
short supply. They may seek it in material wealth, in worldly pleasure or in popularity, only to
discover that in the end they are horribly lacking in true happiness.
People depend on their own power instead of God’s limitless power. God would have us
to learn that His hands are bigger than ours, and He is capable of abundantly supplying the
fullness of life our hearts truly crave. In His ministry among people whose basic desires were
much like our own, Jesus announced, “I am come that they might have life, and that they might
have it more abundantly” (John 10:10b). The apostle Paul assured the Philippian believers, “My
God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Phil. 4:19).
God will supply all that we need. Most importantly, He will provide us with life. God can
and will provide us with a full life if we will obey Him, a life that leads to an eternity with Him.