I have found myself feeling depleted lately. Too much time spent “doing,” not enough time spent “being.” In the car today, I realized that I felt more like it was the end of the day than the beginning. I was tired and still facing a 10-hour day. I sighed, and closed my eyes, “Father God, You will have to help me today to find the balance I will need.”
My faith is the one and only thing that seems to keep my day together. I lean on songs from the worship time at church and sing them with complete abandon–believing every word. “Oh my God, He will not delay, my refuge and strength always, I will not fear His promise is true, my God will come through, always, always” (Kristian Stanfill~ Always) is one of my favorites.
My “need” list is simple. I need God. I need His wisdom, His strength, His love, His mercy, and His grace every day –every minute of my life. Scripture is clear, I just have to come to Him.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NIV1984).
Note that the verse doesn’t say “all my wants” it says “all my needs.” God knows better than me what I really need in my life. My wants can change from moment to moment. I am grateful for an omnipotent God who is wiser than me and gives me exactly what I need and nothing more.
Thank you, God for your indescribable gifts (2 Corinthians 9:15).