Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Why?

WHY?

"O fear the LORD, ye his saints: for there is no want to them that fear him.
The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger:
but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing."
Psalm 34:9-10

"Why? Why doesn't God bless me with that new car?

Why doesn't God let me win the lottery? Why doesn't God give me that new high-paying job?

It is interesting the psalmist chose to use young lions in this illustration. Young lions are very impatient and careless in their hunting. Because of their inexperience, young lions will often startle their prey and thus lose their opportunity for nourishment. The older, more experienced lions choose their prey wisely and patiently wait for the right opportunity to attack. The older lions adequately provide for the needs of their young.

The psalmist uses this illustration to show that God will provide for all of the needs of his children if we take the time to ask of him and wait on him. Verse 10 tells us that those that seek the Lord shall not "want" any good thing. God will provide his children with the desire's of their heart with the premise that it is a "good" thing.

Praise God today because he doesn't provide our every "want" but yet provides to us the things that are deemed best for us at the current time in our lives. Today, be patient. God knows your needs. He knows what's best for your life."

- MT

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