Words from the Heart for Saturday November 10th, 2018
The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.
Psalm 34:10 (NKJV)
Lacking No Good Thing
How very reassuring are the promises of the Lord to us. From nature the Lord draws the picture of the strong young lions who, contrary to their usual form, are lacking strength and suffering hunger. Yet the Lord says that those who seek the Lord will never be subject to the natural laws. Rather, the Lord has pledged His provision despite what the circumstances are. There is the confidence for those who seek the Lord that they will not know lack.
Canada’s Paralympians lack the exposure that most of their colleagues get in other countries. Just ask Summer Mortimer, a Canadian-Dutch swimmer who won four medals, including two gold, at the 2012 Paralympic Games. “For a country based on diversity, equality, and acceptance, we are so far behind [other countries] in regards to the Paralympic movement,” said Mortimer. Mortimer made the dramatic move to compete for the Netherlands in the run-up to 2016, before injuries derailed her attempt at qualifying.
God is good … all the time. That statement has been used often – perhaps too often lately in Christian circles. But we like to say it because it reminds us once again that it is true – God is always good. So much so that we can trust Him for every good thing that we need in life. Look at what Psalm 34:10 says: “The young lions lack and suffer hunger; but those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” The world is not always kind or pleasant. Bad things happen, people get injured or die, some starve for lack of food. Even young lions, at the top of their world’s food chain, sometimes can’t find enough to eat. But God promises that He will take care of those who love Him and follow Him. God is not in the business of making you wealthy, but He does promise that when we give our lives to Jesus, He will provide. Whatever your need today, ask the Lord to provide. One of His names, after all, is Yahweh Yireh, the Lord who provides. What are you lacking today? Are you asking the Lord to provide?
These have been words from the heart.