He Has a Lot of Provision!

Haven’t had a cell phone for 6 days now. It’s interesting. I am missing a few people, but I don’t miss the intrusion that being connected brings. At this moment, I’m sitting in a screened porch and the only sound I can hear is that of the wind blowing through the trees. Ahhhh. Longed for silence.

I’m taken to Psalm 62:1-2 (NKJV):
“Truly my soul silently waits for God; From Him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation; He is my defense; I shall not be greatly moved.”

I like the Amplified version: Psalm 62:1-2 FOR GOD alone my soul waits in silence; from Him comes my salvation. He only is my Rock and my Salvation, my Defense and my Fortress, I shall not be greatly moved.

I go to my concordance and look up the various words; this becomes my interpretation: Truly I myself wait in silence for God, because from Him alone comes my salvation (saving grace, aid, deliverance, victory, health). He only is my Rock and Victory; He is my high place, refuge, secure height; I will not greatly slip, shake, or fall.

Note the last sentence; I will not greatly slip, shake, or fall. God’s Word is truth and so from these root words I learn that “I” will not greatly slip, shake, or fall. His truth tells me that I as a human will slip, shake, or fall…just not greatly. The root word for “greatly” is rab which means abounding in, exceedingly, much. While it isn’t necessarily comforting to know that I will indeed slip, shake, or fall, it does speak truth to me because I know me, and I do mess up. But the comfort comes from the Hebrew root that assures me I will not abound in this messing up!

Sometimes reading the Word is, well, just reading the Word. But when I take the time to dig a little into what the original language meant, out jumps a truer or deeper meaning, one that comforts and gives me hope. This is His hope and desire, that His Word will bring truth, comfort, hope, and transformation into our lives as we abide (live) in His Word.

I urge you to get with God. Sit there and be quiet for a time. We don’t have much silence in this day and age, but God knows we need it. As we sit with Him for a little, His truths come. I don’t know what you are facing today, but my hope is that this particular truth will speak to you today as it did to me. He is waiting for us all to come into His throne room, to lay our burdens at His feet, and allow Him to bring provision into the situation. After all, He’s God…and He has a lot of provision!

8 thoughts on “He Has a Lot of Provision!

  1. I love this and I am taking your paraphrase for my word for the rest of the school year – one more week!! “I will not abound in this messing up” Messed up at work today just before my break, went home, thought it through, and instead of getting under a heavy weight and apologizing all over the place to my boss…I processed what I did and how I was going to avoid doing it again. I admitted to myself that I screwed up and made a wrong, unprofessional choice. When I went back to work, I was upbeat and professional. I made a “matter-of-fact” comment to my boss in regards to it and he knew I had taken some time to deal with it. Wow, that worked good!! Thanks, Linda Date: Fri, 31 May 2013 22:03:14 +0000 To: lillypadd13@hotmail.com

  2. It’s so funny that I’m reading this post now.

    I’ve been needing a new dining set for a while but my budget hasn’t allowed for it just yet. What’s worse, my daughter broke one of the chairs last week so replacing the set had become all the more obvious/urgent. I searched online all weekend hoping to see something on sale but nothing. Then tonight as we went out to walk the dog, there sat two beautiful, solid wood chairs in great condition — just in need of a bit of cleaning and wood polish. We scooped up those gems up so fast, excited beyond belief, and thanking God for HIS blessing. HE provided for our need and it was just in the nick of time. Now instead of rushing to buy something cheap, I can take a little more time to find something ‘toddler proof’.

    God provides in ways we sometimes cannot comprehend.We just have to trust HIM, be still and seek HIM. He does have a lot of provisions! And HE knows when to give it to us too.

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