Just as God made air before He made lungs to breath, so does His provision precede our need (Genesis 1:6-8; 20-27).
"My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus… the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world" (Philippians 4:19; Revelation 13:8).
Appearances often belie such blessed promise and assurance. Voids sometimes exist in our lives that seem to remain unfilled. In outward terms, needs may abide as we seek our Lord's help and supply. We may feel the emptiness, and with King David wonder, "Lord, how long wilt Thou look on? Rescue my soul" (Psalm 35:17). Inwardly, however, our Lord offers to us the provision of Himself as our keeper and supply even when we feel cast down and forsaken. "My flesh and my heart faileth, but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion forever" (Psalm 73:26).
"The Lord is my portion, saith my soul" (Lamentations 3:24). We must ask the question, "What saith my soul?" Hard choices of faith line the path whereupon we walk with God in a fallen world. Sometimes the pages of Scripture seem to serve as the only proponent of Truth in our lives. All other voices speak and even shout against the notion of Christ as "the strength of my heart and my portion forever." Appearances belie, emotions contradict, evidence counters, enemies and perhaps even friends controvert. What saith my soul? Who will we believe? Upon which rock will we stand? Is God faithful? Is His Word true? These are the questions our souls must answer in those times when promised provision cannot be seen with the human eye or comprehended by our brain. Only one response suffices - "I will trust in Thee" (Psalm 55:23). Such response, however, often swims against the current of every river in our lives except the stream of Scripture. What saith my soul?
Every breath we breath not only proceeds from God's provision, but also whispers the truth that He made air before He made the organs to breath it. Provision precedes need. In all things, God is our portion, whether or not we see Him or comprehend the application of His supply. This is the promise of His Word. This is what the Bible says over and over and over again. What saith my soul?
"I will say of the Lord, He is my refuge and my fortress. In Him will I trust."
"Moses endured, as seeing Him who is invisible."
Weekly Memory Verse
For not he that commendeth himself is approved, but whom the Lord commented.
(II Corinthians 10:18)