Text: Psalm 34:8-10
Memory verse: “The young lions lack and suffer hunger; But those who seek the Lord shall not lack any good thing.” Psalms 34:10 NKJV
The hymn, “Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus”, was written by Mrs. Louisa Stead, after the sudden demise of her husband and family breadwinner. While they were on a sea shore holiday, Louisa and her husband heard cries for help from a boy who was drowning. As her husband rushed to rescue him, in fear, the boy pulled him and both drowned! Traumatized, Mrs Louisa went back home with her four year old daughter. Grieving and penniless, from the tragedy and unexpected weight of being the head of the household, Louisa had to learn to trust God for provision.
One day, as she thought of what to give her daughter and without money and food in the house, Louisa heard a sound at the door. Opening the door, she found a parcel on the doorstep but no one around. She opened the parcel and discovered a small gift of food and money. On that same day she penned the words, “Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word.”
God is faithful to sustain us throughout our lifetime, irrespective of our circumstances. David affirmed this when he said, “I have been young, and now am old; Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, Nor his descendants begging bread.” (Psa 37:25). Like Louisa Stead, God also showed up for the widow of Zarephath and the widow of the prophet at the time of their dire needs (1 Kings 17:8-16; 2 Kings 4:1-7). Even in their unfaithfulness, God supplied the needs of the Israelites throughout their journey until they got to the promised land.
According to our memory text, there is guaranteed provision for those who seek the Lord. Lions are efficient predators that kill and feed on other animals, even those bigger than them. They are called the king of the jungles. In times of food shortage, even the kings of the jungles suffer. Although, the females hunt for preys, yet the males step in to take charge.
Thus, in the time of drought, the male will prefer the curbs to die rather than the females, because of their hunting and procreation advantages. Contrarily, those who seek the Lord can never lack because, unlike the lions, God’s resources can’t be exhausted. He demonstrates His faithfulness by supplying our needs at the right time, at the right place and in the right quantity.
Friends, rather than grumbling or complaining about the economic challenge, begin to thank God for His faithfulness to supply your needs. Your supply will not fail in Jesus name.
1. Father, I thank You for Your faithfulness to supply my needs in all circumstances in Jesus name.
2. Father, please, help me to still trust You in the present economic situation in Jesus name.
1. The young lions may lack and suffer hunger but I won’t lack anything good because my Source will never run dry.
2. God’s delivery system can never fail, so my needs are supplied at the right time, in the right place and in the right form.