He knows all my needs

8 12 2008

“Thou, O God, hast prepared of Thy goodness for the poor.” –Psalm 68:10 All God’s gifts are prepared gifts laid up in store for wants foreseen. He anticipates our needs; and out of the fulness which He has treasured up in Christ Jesus, He provides of His goodness for the poor. You may trust Him for all the necessities that can occur, for He has infallibly foreknown every one of them. He can say of us in all conditions, “I knew that thou wouldst be this and that.” A man goes a journey across the desert, and when he has made a day’s advance, and pitched his tent, he discovers that he wants many comforts and necessaries which he has not brought in his baggage. “Ah!” says he, “I did not foresee this: if I had this journey to go again, I should bring these things with me, so necessary to my comfort.” But God has marked with prescient eye all the requirements of His poor wandering children, and when those needs occur, supplies are ready. It is goodness which He has prepared for the poor in heart, goodness and goodness only. “My grace is sufficient for thee.” “As thy days, so shall thy strength be.” Reader, is your heart heavy this evening? God knew it would be; the comfort which your heart wants is treasured in the sweet assurance of the text. You are poor and needy, but He has thought upon you, and has the exact blessing which you require in store for you. Plead the promise, believe it and obtain its fulfillment. Do you feel that you never were so consciously vile as you are now? Behold, the crimson fountain is open still, with all its former efficacy, to wash your sin away. Never shall you come into such a position that Christ cannot aid you. No pinch shall ever arrive in your spiritual affairs in which Jesus Christ shall not be equal to the emergency, for your history has all been foreknown and provided for in Jesus.

As i was about to give up to trust God in being my Jehovah Jireh, i read this and was encouraged. The opposite of Joy is not Sadness, but unbelief. I need to press on, to remain in conviction that God can provide. Lord, i will trust in You and continue to give thanks for all that is in my life – Mercy, job and the loving kindness and faithfulness you have shown every day in my life, i will continue to believe.

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8 12 2008
Kevin

This brings to mind Buechner’s definition of doubt. “The opposite of faith is not doubt, the opposite of faith is unbelief. Doubt is the ants in the pants of faith. It keeps it alive. It keeps it moving.” but only if it points back to the divine source of life and truth, Y’shua

I also recommend listening to Sadhu Sundar Selvaraj’s online sermons on El Shaddai at http://jesusministries.org/online_message.htm

Shalom.

12 12 2008
olaleye alex-oni

It’s really comforting to read these words. The fact that we are all men of like passions really encourages me in my walk. What you said about sadness being a form of unbelief really hit home for I find that when I truly focus on HIM my mood eventually changes. Belief/faith in GOD truly produces a hope that makes life worth living even in the midst of pain & confusion.

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