When my family and I have been in a tight spot, and we’ve been tempted to become worried or anxious, the Lord has often shown me some encouraging verses from Psalm 111. They read: “The Lord is gracious, merciful, and full of loving compassion. He has given food and provision to those who reverently and worshipfully fear Him; He will remember His covenant forever and imprint it [on His mind].” (Psalm 111:4-5 AMP) Here is God’s reassurance to us who have committed our lives to Him, that as we revere and worship Him, He will fulfill His promises of provision on our behalf.
Jesus revealed this same principle to us when He said: “But seek (aim at and strive after) first of all His kingdom and His righteousness (His way of doing and being right), and then all these things taken together will be given you besides.” (Matthew 6:33 AMP) It’s a question of priorities. We don’t seek to gain things for ourselves or our loved ones, but instead, we seek God. We give Him first place in our lives, and we consult His wisdom and His Word in every situation we face. Then we ask Him for His help to carry out His will. As we concentrate on seeking and pleasing God on a consistent basis, He sets about actively working on our behalf—supplying our needs, and giving us the desires of our hearts.
If you are experiencing lack today, rest assured that the Lord has not forgotten His promises to you. And if you will begin giving Him His rightful place in your life, and praising Him for who He is and all He can do, He will pour out His blessings upon you in full measure!
Some months ago, I got fed up with driving my old car. It was going on 22 years, and it was breaking down so often that I no longer felt safe driving it. For years, I had been praying and believing God to provide me with a more reliable car, but my husband, Joe, and I were still not in a position to replace it anytime soon. Once again, I called on the Lord to consider my plight, and to act on my behalf somehow. I asked Him to cause my husband to sympathize with my situation so much, that he would be moved to offer me some real help. We talked about buying a new car, and we prayed about it, but we knew in our hearts that it would just put us deeper into debt.
Then, it became obvious to me that God was really working in my husband’s heart for my sake. Joe told me, “From now on, I will take your car to work, and you can drive my car!” After getting over the initial shock, I told my husband that I would give it a try. Suddenly, instead of driving a nearly-22-year-old car, I was driving a 3-year-old car every day. To top it off, my old car has been working fine for my husband, and he actually enjoys driving it to work.
The Scripture says: “[God] will come to do a strange thing; He will come to do an unusual deed.” (Isaiah 28:21 NLT) I’ve discovered that when you ask the Lord to come to your aid, He may surprise you by doing something totally unexpected and unusual. Whatever need you have today, God has a creative, custom-made solution to your problem. Call on Him right now, and open the door for Him to do something strange and wonderful on your behalf!