October 15, 2017 Psalm 34: 9- 10
What are you lacking in life? The better question is what do you need? Many people cannot identify specific needs because their want list is gigantic. We want so much that our mind is so cluttered with thoughts of stuff, things, material wealth, relationship, and the list goes on and on and on. Our Scripture today says, “Fear the Lord, you His saints, for those who fear Him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.” (vs 9&10) God is our provider.
We live in a troubled world. The fact is everyone is confronted with problems and issues of many kinds. Charles Stanley wrote in one of his books, it is not part of God’s plan for you to lie awake at night, tossing, turning, and wondering, how am I going to make it today? How am I going to pay my bills? Do I have enough to provide for my family? What am I to do about problematic relationships, low self-esteem, depression, loneliness, anger, bitterness, resentment, and all the other unsettled issues in life? Often times we are consumed by all the things that are wrong in our lives. If we are not careful people may not want to be around us because they are depressed by our miserable existence.
Are you more negative than positive?
Do you constantly complain to anybody who will listen?
You can be assured that the Lord, the Owner of Heaven and earth supplies your needs. None is too massive, problematic, or severe for Jesus to meet. (Philippians 4:19) So why do you still lack peace? The problem may be that you accept the idea of the Lord’s provision in your head, but you don’t believe in your heart that He will really take care of you. Perhaps somewhere within you, you don’t feel worthy of His blessings. You need to settle the issue that God is your provider. He can and will meet your needs as you trust and obey Him. So whatever it is you need today, emotional healing, employment, a friend, reconciliation or any other need, trust your Heavenly Father to meet your need and don’t forget to praise Him and thank Him for doing so.
How has God provided for you and your family?
What needs to change in your life for your needs to be met?
A budget, a life style change, your attitude, spiritual nourishment, letting go of some things your do not need in life?
Jesus said, “I have come that they may have life, and that they may have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10) Not only does Jesus provide eternal life through salvation, but He also gives us abundant life here and now, overflowing with every good blessing so we can live and accomplish all that He has called us to do. In a practical sense, what does this signify? If you lose your job, God will help you get another job. If your source of income changes, he has countless other means for supplying your needs. If you need a friend and encourager in life, He will place someone in your path. Just think of the many ways He provided for His people throughout history. He gave manna from Heaven (Exodus 16:45), water from a rock (Exodus 17:6), Multiplied a boys lunch of two fish and five loaves and fed thousands (Matthew 14). His resources are unlimited. He will not fail you. The Word says, “Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vine, though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food, though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls, yet I will rejoice in the Lord, I will be joyful in God my Savior. The Sovereign Lord is my strength; He makes my feet like the feet of a deer, He enables me to go on the heights.” (Habakkuk 3:19) Always remember God promises to work through everything that touches our lives for good, trust Him to meet your needs for there is no limits to His Love and provisions.