I trust that this blog finds you and your families well. If you have been following along lately, I have created a series of short devotional Bible studies surrounding the scriptures in my latest book “Sing a Song to Single Mums” and this month I’m drawing our attention to God’s Provision and God’s Justice.
I hope that these videos and accompanying notes have been helpful to you. Please feel free to comment at the bottom of the blog post or send me a private message and share these devotionals with others.
So, grab your Bible and perhaps a pen and paper and let’s get started.
7. God’s Provision
Key verses: Psalm 34, Philippians 4:19
Does anyone remember the old song Jehovah Jireh? It is great to sing to yourself as a reminder that God truly is our Provider. From lions being looked after to every sparrow’s life being known by the Father, the Lord outlines in His Word from the beginning of the Old Testament to the end of the New, that He always provides for our every need. In fact, He knows each and every need before we even ask. If He can count every hair on our heads and has created everything we see in the natural world, surely our needs are not too great for Him to answer and provide for. We simply need to believe Him when He says, “I will provide for you.” To trust in the Lord brings peace and hope. If you are struggling today, try to bring to remembrance each time the Lord has provided for you in the past. As He is the “same yesterday, today and forever” (Heb. 13:8),He will not let you down now.
“Yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken of His descendants begging bread. He is ever merciful and lends and His descendants are blessed.” (Psalm 37:26)
Scriptures for further study:
Matthew 7: 7-11
8. God’s Justice
Key verse: Psalm 82:3
Justice comes from God. God IS Just- always. It is His very nature. The psalmist was very confident that God’s justice will prevail.
“I know the Lord will maintain the cause of the afflicted and justice for the poor.“
The ‘poor’ doesn’t only define the financially poor. In the Beatitudes, the ‘poor’ were defined as those who are humble and not proud.
“Blessed are the poor (in spirit), for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” (Matt. 6:3)
Those who are truly humble know their correct standing before God. What we deserve from a just God is punishment. What we get instead, by faith in Jesus and repenting our sins to God, is grace because God is also merciful. This is how we must position ourselves at all times, particularly when we believe we have been mistreated in some way, when we want to see God’s justice avenge us. He will avenge- He says so. As a result of this knowledge we possess, we must submit ourselves and our unjust situation to God to sort out. He will- in His perfect time and in His perfect way.
“Humble yourselves therefore, under the mighty hand of God, that He may exalt you in due time, casting all your care upon Him for He cares for you.” (1 Peter 5:6, 7)
Other scriptures for further study:
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May you all have a blessed Easter season. xx