Sometimes we run out of resources. We run out of money, energy, time, courage, hope or wisdom. If you’re anything like me, I don’t like to admit that I am low on resources. I love feeling good, knowledgeable, energetic and clear paths to my objectives. Then, everyday life happens. Someone doesn’t cooperate. I didn’t sleep well. A complex situation arises that I can’t figure out on my own. A tough conversation needs to happen. Yet I want to avoid it.
In such times, I am thankful for the Lord’s resources. Philippians 4:19 reminds us of the endless nature of God’s resources. “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Psalm 25:1-7 lists some of God’s resources:
Psalm 25:1-7 (ESV)
25 To you, O Lord, I lift up my soul.
2 O my God, in you I trust;
let me not be put to shame;
let not my enemies exult over me.
3 Indeed, none who wait for you shall be put to shame;
they shall be ashamed who are wantonly treacherous.
4 Make me to know your ways, O Lord;
teach me your paths.
5 Lead me in your truth and teach me,
for you are the God of my salvation;
for you I wait all the day long.
6 Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love,
for they have been from of old.
7 Remember not the sins of my youth or my transgressions;
according to your steadfast love remember me,
for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!
Do you see His resources?
“Make me know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths. Lead me in your truth and teach me.”
“Remember your mercy, O Lord, and your steadfast love, for they have been from of old.
“According to your steadfast love remember me, for the sake of your goodness, O Lord!”
So in just a few verses, David claims access to the Lord’s ways, paths, truth, mercy, steadfast love and goodness. Each one can serve as a tremendous help when our resources run low.
So whatever you need today, stop for a bit at God’s fill up station and let Him supply every need of yours.
“Thank you Lord for your abundant resources. We’re thankful that you are not a hoarder. You share with us exactly what we need, if only we admit our need for it. Help us overcome our pride so we can receive from your supply.”