God provides for our needs all the time but sometimes we don’t appreciate or acknowledge all that he does for us. A good way to understand this is by reading Psalm 65:1-13. It teaches us about God’s provision. Let’s take a closer look at this psalm.

In verse one David writes: “Praise awaits you, O God, in Zion; to you our vows will be fulfilled.” Here David praises God for all that he’s done for us. Since he does so much for us, wouldn’t we want to worship him? Then, it starts talking about vows being fulfilled? Now what’s that? Performing or “fulfilling” vows to God was a form of worship in Ancient Israel. They would pledge to do something for God or give something because they wanted to honor Him. When we go before the Lord and worship or do good works we are honoring him. [Note: Good works will not give you salvation; the only way to heaven is through Jesus Christ].

In the second verse, it talks about prayer. “Oh you who hear prayer, to you all men with come”. God has provided us with access to his throne. He has provided us with a way to communicate with him! How great is our God? He hears our prayer and we all can come to him <3 No matter what difficulties we are facing we can be certain that we’ll never face them alone. God is there to hear our cry, answer our prayer, and deliver us from trouble.

Verse three says, “When we were overwhelmed by sins, you forgave our transgressions.” God provides forgiveness for our sins. This right here is the greatest gift he can give us. We sin a lot since we are human and we never stop sinning because we are human. And sometimes it seems our sins are taking over but God still forgives us. His mercy is never ending to us.

I will not go into much detail for the rest of the remaining verses as I did with the ones above. The reason I talked a little more about the first 3 verses was because these are some of the things you don’t think about when you hear someone say “God will provide”. Be honest, when you hear that, what’s the first thing that comes to your mind? Material/Physical needs, right? It is true that God does provide that but that, by far, is not the only thing he provides. He provides SO MUCH MORE and I want to you to understand that. God is truly great and most of us underestimate him in some way or doubt his power. Just look at all the things he gives us! He provides salvation (vs. 5), calmness (vs. 7) or inner peace, mercy (vs.8) and our daily needs (vs. 13). I encourage you to read the rest of Psalm 65 and meditate about it. Maybe God is telling you something by you reading this post. You never know, God can talk to you in the weirdest ways.

Ps. Just kidding about the God giving you an iPhone.. by now you should know that I will use a lot of humor:P

Love, Emily

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