What do you need? Are you in need of something today? Do you need some material object? Are you in need of emotional support? Do you need spiritual renewal? Are you emotionally, spiritually, and physically drained?
Our lives go in cycles. We have times of emotional highs and lows. We experience times of feeling as though we are on top of the mountain and times where we feel like we are trudging through the lowest, muddiest ditches. We experience times of boundless energy and days when we can barely drag ourselves out of bed.
In our humanness, we experience a wide variety of emotions, physical abilities and frailties, and spiritual ups and downs. Can we or should we try to eliminate these? No, but we can seek to limit their negative affect on us. How can we do that?
God is the answer. That may sound a bit flip or cliché. Yet God, our Creator, can provide us with what we need in all situations. He is not a genie in a bottle that we can reach out to only when we need or want Him. He is someone who wants a continual relationship with us. He wants us to be in conversation with Him every day and at all times.
Let’s think about that for just a moment. Don’t we build relationships with our family, friends, co-workers, and classmates? The stronger these relationships, the more we can count on these people to be there for us when we need them. Doesn’t it make sense to do the same in order to expect the same from God?
God has the power to meet all our needs. Sure, even if we haven’t built a solid relationship with Him, He can still fulfill our needs. In fact, He often does. Yet we miss out on the best He can provide when we don’t work on our relationship with Him. We miss seeing how He is working in our lives. We miss growing in our understanding of Him. All this leads to a lack of trust in God, because we haven’t recognized His work in our lives.
Much like we work on our relationships with other people in our lives, we are to work on our relationship with God. When we do, we see just how big God is, just how awesome He is, and we begin to rely on Him more. We depend on Him to provide for our needs.
I pray we all work on our relationship with God. I pray each of us recognize His awesome power. I pray we see God as our all-powerful Creator and lean on Him for everything we need. Come to know God for who He is. Build your relationship with Him. Trust God to fulfill your needs. He won’t disappoint.
Acts 17:24-25 “The God who made the world and everything in it is the Lord of heaven and earth and does not live in temples built by human hands. And he is not served by human hands, as if he needed anything. Rather, he himself gives everyone life and breath and everything else.”