You open Your hand and satisfy the desire of every living thing.
Hand gestures can communicate our innermost thoughts and emotions. Clenched fists reveal anger. White knuckles and trembling are usually the result of fear and nervousness. We close our hands around things we want to hold on to and open them to receive and give gifts.
God's generosity is described in the verse above. He created and sustains life. He opens His hand and satisfies the desires of every living thing. Our very existence is dependent on God. If we overlook God's generosity or find ourselves in the midst of a painful season, it's easy for a mindset of scarcity to take over. We become afraid of losing what we have, and our heart's stance becomes one of grasping as we seek to control our circumstances.
This is an exhausting place to be. Not only do circumstances remain outside of our control, but we miss opportunities to participate in the joy of giving because we are focused on protecting what we have. We also miss God's gifts to us because we are focused on our lack. The first step to living with open hands is to embrace the truth of God's generosity. When we believe in God's goodness and His love for us, we find the freedom to receive and release His gifts.
Hold everything in your hands lightly, otherwise it hurts when God pries your fingers open.
Corrie ten Boom