Last week my husband was heading out the door to pick up something at the store that we needed for dinner. “Anything else you need?” he asked. I couldn’t think of anything and off he went.
Then I had an epiphany (which dictionary.com defines as “a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something”).
Warmed by the thought that he would have gotten me whatever I asked for, God reminded me that His love and care and provision are only glimpsed in the love we see between people.
What if God asked you, “Anything else you need?”
What would you reply? Would you give Him a grocery list of wants? Would you hold back not wanting to inconvenience Him?
What’s the right answer to that question?
If God really cares how come He seems so silent sometimes?
I think the answer lies in the way we see our relationship with God. He is not likely to give us what we “need” if we snap our fingers. He refrains when we are demanding and see Him as Super Servant – the one there waiting to rescue when we do stupid things…
And yet – in His mercy – He comes running to us when our attitude is one of brokenness and repentance.
When we are in that beautiful place of childlike need, He is anxious to give us good gifts.
But what about when we are in a rightful needy attitude toward Him but our circumstances are not reflecting His care?
That’s always a tough place, but you are not alone.
Joseph has gone before you, and Mara and Moses and even Jesus! Our circumstances don’t dictate the reality of His love for us. This too shall pass.
There is always a calm in the middle of a storm. That’s where He wants to meet us.
Sometimes God calms the storm, but more often He offers calm to us in the midst of the storm.
What do you need today? He is ready to meet you there. It might not look exactly like what you want but it WILL be exactly what you need.