These passages below do indicate a miraculous act of God, but consider the acknowledgement of God’s presence and power. Several times in the Old Testament, “the hand of the Lord” is said to have been destructive: “the hand of the Lord was against them” (Deut. 2:15); “died by the hand of the Lord” (Ex. 16:3); “the hand of the Lord was heavy on the people” (1 Sam. 5:6).
But, there are numerous times when “the hand of the Lord” is said to have been gentle and comforting: “Please let us fall into the hand of the Lord, for His mercies are great” (2 Sam. 24:14); “You shall also be a crown of glory In the hand of the Lord” (Isa. 62:3); “the hand of the Lord was upon me” (Ezek. 1:3; 3:14, 22; 8:1; 33:22; 37:1; 40:1).
Not in a miraculous sense, but in a providential and immeasurable sense of love, is “the hand of the Lord” FOR you or AGAINST you? Peter bids us, “Humble yourselves under the mighty hand of God” (5:6). Think about it. If I’m humble, then God’s hand is OVER ME!