“You visit the earth and water it; you greatly enrich it; the river of God is full of water; you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.” Psalm 65:9
If God chooses to greatly enrich the earth, how much more will He greatly enrich our lives? I think I have a tendency to limit my focus. To see only those details of my life that haven’t gone according to plan. I forget that my God has riches of grace beyond my imagination. Then there are the moments when I believe He has riches of grace but I wonder if maybe He’s holding out on me.
Psalm 31:19 says, “O, how abundant is your goodness, which you have stored up for those who fear you and worked for those who take refuge in you, in the sight of the children of mankind!” The God of Heaven has abundant goodness stored up for those who fear Him, abundant goodness that He is working for those who take refuge in Him! As I look at this verse in Psalm 65, I start to compare it with what I know of God’s presence in our lives. It says He visits the earth and waters it. He doesn’t merely “visit” us; He dwells within us! We are given the Spirit of God and brought into His family. And the water that refreshes our souls and brings us life is ever-flowing from the fountain of grace. We are connected to the Vine that is Christ, and will never be turned away unsatisfied or unfilled. Whatever grace, whatever riches He bestows on the earth, His grace and riches toward us are greater. We are loved by God, made in His image, and brought to life through His Spirit. He never leaves us alone or wanting.
Then I see the last statement, “you provide their grain, for so you have prepared it.” Our God will also provide for us. He is already preparing the provisions we need. He is great and abundant in power, and His understanding is beyond measure (Psalm 147:5). He is a good Father to us, and will not give us a stone when we ask for bread (Matthew 7:9-11). He is Almighty God, whose every purpose will be fulfilled and nothing on earth or in heaven can circumvent that (Isaiah 46:9-10). We can trust Him. We can hope in Him. He will not let us down, and we will not be disappointed with the story He is writing in our lives. “He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?” (Romans 8:32)
Lord, write this truth on our hearts. You dwell in our lives and greatly enrich them. You let us drink from Your river of delights, that refreshing, life-giving stream that never runs dry. You provide our every need and are setting details in place to prepare for all that we will face. There is not a detail You have overlooked, never a moment when You will fail us. Let this strengthen our hearts and increase our faith. Quiet our souls and ease our anxieties. You are good and You are faithful, and we can rejoice knowing that You write our days and are fulfilling Your glorious purposes in our lives.