All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. When you give it to them, they gather it up; when you open your hand, they are satisfied with good things. Psalm 104:27-28
One thing that every creature and human cannot live without is food. Housing is good to have, but not absolutely necessary; take a look at all the homeless people surviving. Clothing helps in many different ways, but, again, it not absolutely necessary to stay alive.
Every person and animal can go without food for a time, but eventually needs it to survive. It is what gives the body nourishment to survive and continue to grow. It is what sustains the body.
In this psalm the author writes that every creature on the earth looks to God for food. When they are given that food, they have to gather it up, and then they are also satisfied.
Humans tend to look at things differently. Many want God to hand them their food or other necessary things, but are unwilling to work at gathering up what is needed. Some people are out of a job, but refuse to work a menial job that is presented to them, because it is “below” them.
Others do gather up the food that God gives them, but then complain about it. They want the food from Egypt, what someone else has. Rather than be satisfied, they complain about what they do not have or were not given.
Look at the creatures of this earth and see how they live their lives on this earth. They are grateful to God for the things that they do have. Their focus is on God supplying their needs, rather than they themselves.
God has many different ways to meet your every need. If He can supply the food for the animals of the field, will He not supply food for you?
You are worth more than many sparrows to God. Never forget that God sent Jesus to die for you. He will provide food for you as He provides food for the animals. If He will provide the food, He will also provide for your every other need as well. Trust Him today.
I pray today that you will see God’s provision in your life; that you will be satisfied with what God provides you; that you will trust God for all of your needs; and that you will gather up what God gives you.