George and Will had been best friends since they were in grade school. Unfortunately, Will was having a difficult time financially. So, he went to Will and said, “I’m having a difficult time with my finances. Can you help me out with a loan until I get back on my feet?”
“Sorry, Will, I just can’t do that,” said George.
“We have been best friends forever,” said Will. “How can you do this to me? We grew up together, studied for our exams together, and went camping together. And I even rescued you when you were about to drown. Why, George?”
“I remember all those fun times together, Will. They were good times and I think of them often. But here’s the question: What have you done for me lately?” said George.
Often we ask God the same question: “What have you done for me lately? I know that You love me because You sent Your Son to be my Savior. And I know You have answered my prayers in the past. But where are You now when I really need You? Have You given up on me?”
The Psalmist in his wisdom said, “He covers the sky with clouds; He supplies the earth with rain and makes the grass grow on the hills.” He always does what He said He will do: in His time and on His terms. But He does it!
The beloved spiritual reminds us that “He’s got the whole world in His hands,” and continues, “He’s got you and me, brother, in His hands.”
Our God is a powerful God and a personal God. He cares for us and will never abandon us. When we don’t get what we need when we want it, trust Him. It’s coming.
Prayer: Father, there’s no doubt that You love us and will meet our every need. Please add patience to our trust. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Psalm 147:8 He covers the sky with clouds; he supplies the earth with rain and makes grass grow on the hills.