November 27, 2019
God Will Provide
It is a good thing to give thanks unto the Lord. – Psalm 92:1
The last little bit of food in our house was on the table. Mother looked at the meager provision before us. We children looked toward her, our faces expectant. She bowed her head. In her quiet voice, she began to thank the Lord for the lunch, and ended with, “We also thank You, Lord, for the food that You will provide for us today.”
Before the afternoon was over, God had rewarded the faith and trust implicit in that simple prayer. Neighbors called, saying vegetables were starting to rot in their garden, and asked if one of us would like to come over and pick whatever we could use. A friend stopped by with a catch of fish—there were too many for his family, and he wondered if we would like some for dinner.
The Bible tells us that we are to give thanks in everything. It is not hard to feel gratitude when the table is heaped high and the bounty is spread before us, but can we thank God when the cupboard is empty? We should! Our thankfulness to God should not fluctuate with our circumstances or feelings.
Thankfulness combined with faith will bring results from Heaven. Possessing a spirit of thankfulness is somewhat of an insurance policy on the future—not an insurance policy in the sense of a guarantee that no problem will ever come our way, but rather a guarantee that we will never have to go through a difficult time on our own. We can accept whatever the Lord has in store for us with perfect confidence that He will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5). Even though we may face temporary adversity or problems, underneath can be the support of God’s promises.
Let us thank God for the blessings of days past, present—and future!