In Due Season – Psalm 145:15

“The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season.” Psalm 145:15

Our Lord gives us our food in due season. He gives us exactly what we need precisely when we need it.

So He doesn’t send us our “food” early. We aren’t given storehouses of provisions to hoard up and grab as needed. No, we must continually go to God to fill us. We must seek His face and trust Him to know what we need and to provide it. If He were to give us the grace needed not only for today but for tomorrow as well, we might start to think we don’t need Him anymore. We at least wouldn’t need to go to Him for anything for a couple of days, because we could handle it.

Choosing to provide for us “in due season” continually strengthens our trust in the God who holds all things together. The One who created and owns everything. We are in a position of needing to be filled daily. Filled with peace that is beyond our understanding. Filled with strength to stand amidst any trial. Filled with the love of Christ to show to even the most frustrating and hurtful around us. Filled with the grace that sustains us each moment.

What we find when we choose to trust Him, when we choose to be still and know that He is God, resting in His wisdom and understanding, is that He always comes through for us. He never fails to provide our needs. He knows what those needs will be before we can perceive them, and He is already setting in place our provisions.

Our task here is not to fret. To simply trust. To look to our Lord and trust that He will not miss a detail. As it says in Romans 8:32, “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?” A God who loves us this greatly will not fail us in any respect. The provision may not come as we expect. It may not be what we anticipate. But I pray that we will trust God enough to rejoice in His faithfulness and give thanks no matter what it looks like, knowing that His understanding is beyond measure and His grace is sufficient for us. Our Lord is good and does good. He will not withhold the good from His children who walk uprightly. So let us fix our eyes on Him and trust His steadfast love, infinite power, and perfect care.

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