Five times in the book bearing his name, Ezra is described as having the “gracious hand of God” upon him. Ezra and the Israelites would need to know God’s hand was on them when they returned to Palestine after being exiled in Babylon. The hand of God gave Ezra an audience before a king, provision for his needs, and protection for the dangerous journey. Ezra moved forward with his life-calling because he knew the gracious hand of God was upon him.
As a child of God, you have the same gracious hand on your life that was upon Ezra. No matter where you are or what you are going through, God’s hand of favor is on your life and making a way for you to move forward into the future.
The gracious hand of God upon your life releases the favor you will need to open doors into a future you thought was impossible. Knowing God’s hand is upon your life is where the courage will come that will be needed for the journey set before you. You can trust in the faithfulness of His touch.