Sunday, September 20, 2009

El Shaddai – the God who is more than enough

The economy looks bad. People are losing their jobs every day. Their houses are being repossessed. There doesn’t seem to be an end to the recession right now although the government says it is over. To those in need it says something else.

Each of us has probably been on the receiving end of needing something we could not get when we needed it. We usually just live with the thought that we’ll get it when we have the money. Most of us don’t worry over the small stuff. But when it comes to losing homes, jobs, etc., then that is a different matter.

As a Christian we should know what to do, but many don’t do it. They carry the burden themselves. They do not give it to God. Only He is able to ease our lives by taking our burdens on himself. He tells us to give Him all our care. How hard is that?

Well, in fact, for many, it is very hard. We say we have faith, but we don’t exercise it like we should. We say we know the Word, but we don’t put it into play when we really need it. Instead, we suffer and take these things on ourselves. We worry that we won’t have the money to pay the next bill. We worry that we will lose our homes. We worry about where the next meal is coming from.

Scripture tells us that HE will provide us with the things we need because HE knows everything about us. Our want is not always what we need. He tells us in His word to ‘seek ye first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things will be added unto you’. So many times we just seek after the ‘things’ rather than God. If we could rely on God completely, life would be simpler.

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2 Comments: said...

I liked this post so much. It is Faith builder. I needed this! Hugs Grams

Barbara said...

Thanks, Grams. I think, in this day and time, we all need encouragement in our walk with the Lord. I had written this several days ago but never could finish it until last night.