The Lord Provides For His People
14 The Lord upholds all who fall
and lifts up all who are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you,
and you give them their food at the proper time.
16 You open your hand
and satisfy the desires of every living thing.
God promises to never leave us nor forsake us. And in doing so, He is the lifter of our heads. He upholds us when we are weak, and carries us when we are weary. God becomes our strength, and shows us His love. He ensures that when we stumble, we are able to get back up. God greatly desires to see us succeed in Him.
God provides for the needs of the least and the greatest of all His creatures. He feeds the sparrows in the morning, and feeds us as well. We can depend upon the Lord God Almighty to provide for our needs in His timing and in His way. Care should be taken when it seems that God is slow in providing, for it is often a test of trust. And even should we faint, we can trust in God’s provision of righteousness, for this physical life is fleeting, and we will be in His presence in Eternity.
God fulfills the desires of every living creature. He provides for our deepest desire. And when we have filled ourselves with the things of this world, He still waits to fulfill the desire for Himself that He has placed in each and every heart. God calls us to re-evaluate our desires and align them with His heart. Unlike the instinct of creatures, we can choose what we desire. And when we desire God and His word, He will fulfill our every desire.
A Qualifying Question
Let’s ask a question: Am I desiring God above all?
A short prayer of preparation:
Father in Heaven, my heart cries out for You and greatly desires You. I seek You with all of my heart and strength and soul and mind. Help me to have more of You and to experience Your character in my everyday life experiences. Help me to rely completely and solely upon You for all things, for You are the one who provides them all. Teach me to be patient and to trust You more. This I ask in Jesus’ Name, Amen.