December 14, Blessed in Need
Today’s reading: Psalms 66-70
“But as for me, I am poor and needy; come quickly to me,
O God. You are my help and my deliverer; Lord, do not delay”
- Psalm 70:5.
David acknowledged his poverty before God, and that meant he was in constant need of God’s help, as we have seen throughout this study. There are many who reject the Lord and church attendance because they claim it is merely a crutch for the weak, and they are exactly right! This neediness is a good thing, for then it frees the needy person to cry out to God for help. Jesus Himself told you how good it is to be needy and to recognize it:
Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. Blessed are you who hunger now, for you will be satisfied. Blessed are you who weep now, for you will laugh. Blessed are you when people hate you, when they exclude you and insult you and reject your name as evil, because of the Son of Man (Luke 6:20-22).
Are you needy and encountering opposition in your life? Then according to Jesus, you are blessed! Do you see yourself as blessed, or do you wallow in your neediness, desperately trying to find some way to become self-sufficient? Do you see that when you try to make your own way, you are resisting the situation that God has established so He can be your Helper and Deliverer? I do see how I have tried to make my own way, Lord, and I am missing a wonderful opportunity to trust You. I am scared, however, that You won’t come through or won’t act in a timely manner, which is silly. I promise to let go and let You work on my behalf.