I usually use about four different devotional books in my morning devotions. I am often amazed how they all fit together with a single message. It is amazing how God speaks to us this way. Today I am going to take some Scripture passages that I read the morning I penned this blog post, and just let them speak to you. So sit back and let God's Word flow over you. Also please excuse the paraphrasing that I also include.
In Psalm 13:1 the psalmist asks "How long, O LORD?" Sometimes when going through overwhelming situations and circumstances it is difficult to wait on the Lord. Yet waiting on the Lord and on His timing is necessary. It builds up our faith in Him. God's provision is always coming even though not always in the way we think it will come.
When God's provision does come we will have reason to rejoice. Psalm 13:5-6 says, "But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord for He has been good to me." Another translation translates it this way, "I've thrown myself headlong into Your arms. I'm celebrating Your rescue. I am singing at the top of my lungs. I am so full of answered prayers."
I Peter 5: 8-9 says, "Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that He may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on Him, because He cares for you. Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour. Resist Him, standing firm in the faith,----And the God of all grace, who called you to His eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while will Himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast. To Him be the power for ever and ever. Amen. " Satan wants us to give into anxiety and fretting. God want us to trust Him, His timing, and His working in our lives.
Another beautiful passage I read the morning I penned this post was Philippians 4:19. It says, "And my God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. My God-my Savior, Lord, and friend will meet all your needs. He will supply all your needs (not necessarily all your wants, because we do not always know what is best for us.) Knowing that God provides all our needs should give us a sense of security and make us stand in awe of His faithfulness. His supply of our needs is limitless, because it comes from the glorious riches in Christ Jesus!
Let's rejoice today in His provision in His perfect timing. Let's wait with patience and trust in Him when life becomes difficult. Let's thank Him for His goodness.