“Our soul waits for the Lord; He is our help and our shield. For our heart shall rejoice in Him, because we have trusted in His holy name. Let Your mercy, O Lord, be upon us, just as we hope in You.” Psalm 33.20-22
As I sit in front of this stale and sterile computer screen trying to write something to you that has life and breath, I am reminded of a constant reality in all of our lives. We all need Him. We all need His help with more things than we probably acknowledge – some small and seemingly insignificant and others large and looming over us like teetering buildings about to collapse. Each one is important to Father, even if we feel silly bringing them to Him. Have you received a bad report from your doctor? He knows and He cares. Have you gotten a final notice from the power company? He understands and longs to help. Is your marriage falling apart? His desire is to snuggle up next to you and be your comforter. Do you need $10 to put gas in your car? He cares about that, too and has provision even for the smallest need.
I find it is easy to overlook our source. When a bill is due, it’s easy to trust when there is money in the bank. When everyone in your family is healthy and happy, it’s easy to forget where our health and joy come from. It becomes easy to trust in our own ability and forget the One who provides air for us to breathe and has a storehouse full of money when our bank accounts have run dry. The necessity of trust does not begin when we are in terrible situations; it remains from the moment our head lifts from sleep to the hour we rest again. Only His strength is perfect, ours will prove to be threadbare every time we trust it to be our lifeline.
One of the greatest benefits of being saved is the ability to trust! I am so thankful that I do not have to strive so hard to provide for all of my needs. My flesh will fail me every time, but I have the privilege of trusting in a God who has never failed me. The world does not know the incredible freedom of trust. They rely on themselves and in the process become stressed, anxious and bitter. If you find yourself feeling the same way, ask yourself what the difference is between you and the world! We should be living in awesome freedom and joy – even in the worst of times because we know who our source and provider is! The believer can rejoice in the midst of trial and heartache because we know He will always come through for us!
We were created with a very specific purpose. We were created to fellowship with God and become His bride. He longs to take care of us – to nurture and protect us. His deepest desire is to see His children blessed and living with complete trust in His ability to provide everything we need. So, if you find yourself in need of a miracle today, count yourself blessed because you know the miracle worker! If your body is need of a touch, be glad because you know the healer! The world lives in frustration because they do not know this Man who so desperately wants to be their provider. I pray that we will begin to reach out to them with a great testimony of complete and unending faith in the One who is faithful. Many will see the works of the Father and fear and they will put their trust in the Lord! Aren’t you glad you need the Lord?
“Trust in the Lord and do good; dwell in the land, and feed on His faithfulness. Delight yourself also in the Lord, and He shall give you the desires of your heart.” Psalm 37.3-4