All creatures look to you to give them their food at the proper time. Psalm 104:27
Every person needs some things to survive upon this earth. The very basic needs are food, shelter and clothing. Everything beyond that is a bonus to whoever has it.
In order to get these things, people work jobs to get the needed money to purchase them. This works great, until a person cannot get a job or has a job that does not pay enough to get what is needed.
The majority of people in the world believe that they are the ones completely in control of getting what they need. It is all about self getting those things. And there is great stress if they cannot get those things and more.
The psalmist points out that the creatures look to God for their provision of food. They expect God to provide food at the right time.
While there is nothing wrong with working for the basic needs, and it is required to do so by God, relying upon self to get them is not what God wants. God wants the believer to trust in Him for the provision of all of his needs.
This is not saying that one does not work and just waits for God to provide. It is saying that a person will seek what God wants him to do and trust God to provide everything needed as it is needed.
Getting food at the time needed may mean that there is no great storehouse filled in with extra food for use whenever one wants, but will be there when needed.
Every believer must trust God in everything and for everything. All he must do is do what God wants Him to do and trust God for the rest.
As you go through this life seek to know what God wants you to do to build His kingdom. Put Him and His kingdom first. As you do that God will provide for all of your needs.
Trust that God will give you what you need at the time you need it, not early nor late. If the animals can trust God and God meets all of their needs, He will surely meet all of your needs.
His help may or may not be ahead of time, but it will always be on time–at the proper and perfect timing.
Are you looking to God for your provision or to your self?
I pray today that you will know God’s love for you; that you will trust God with all you need; that you will see God’s hand of provision in your life; and that you will see God’s blessings in your life.