If you think things will satisfy you, look at the unsaved rich!–They’ve got everything, yet something’s missing because this World will never satisfy their souls. It can satisfy their bodies but not their hearts.–And when they do satisfy the flesh they’re not happy for very long, because you have to keep satisfying the flesh. The more they get the more they want, because this World doesn’t satisfy the needs of the spirit which only God can fill!
“Life,” Jesus says, “is more than things!” It doesn’t really matter how few or how many things you have! What really counts is love and joy and true happiness in your heart.–And the greatest of all riches, the most valuable thing in the World that you can possibly have is Jesus!
So don’t get disobedient, don’t run outside of God’s Will and His protection. Walk within the Will of God, or Satan may be allowed to give you problems. You can suffer sometimes for your sins, your carelessness, prayerlessness, haste and disobedience to the Lord. In a sense, He is bound by His Own rules, and His Own laws, and He can’t protect you when you violate the rules! When you’re out of His Will He may even allow you to fall prey to the snares of the Enemy.
Help us to stay close to You, Jesus, in the center of Thy Will, then we know we’re in the center of Thy provision and protection and blessing and usefulness, where we have nothing to worry about. We can trust You utterly by faith because we know we’re being obedient and doing Thy Will.
The Lord solves problems so easily if we just ask Him, but He likes us to ask Him! But sometimes our own pride and independence get in the way and we don’t want to ask! We don’t want to admit that we don’t have the solution. We don’t want to admit that we can’t solve it so we try to do it ourselves to the point of frustration, when all we need to do is ask and receive His answer!
“I may not know all the answers, but I know the Answer Man!” God’s got all the answers! He knows it all! Try Jesus! He IS the Answer! Praise God!