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Sports Spectrum Daily Devotional: Tuesday, August 4

“I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or His children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and His children become a blessing.” — Psalm 37:25-26 (ESV)

Provision

We serve a God who abundantly provides for us everything we could ever need. There are so many Scriptures about God’s promise of provision. There are so many stories of God breaking through when His people needed Him and providing exceedingly. We have a good Father who longs for His children to experience the peace and joy that comes from trusting in His desire to provide.

The famous Psalm 23 begins in a way that perfectly illustrates the heart of one who trusts in God. Psalm 23:1 (ESV) says, “The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want.” Let those words sink in for a second. What would it be like to go through life with the peace and security that comes from wholeheartedly believing you “shall not want”? How would you approach work, finances and relationships if you knew you would never want?

Abundant peace and security are available for you today if you will trust in your Heavenly Father’s promise to provide everything you need. He is a God of grace who loves you. You will not want in this life or for all of eternity.

Allow these Scriptures to stir up your faith and trust in your Heavenly Father: “I have been young, and now am old, yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken or His children begging for bread. He is ever lending generously, and His children become a blessing” (Psalm 37:25-26, ESV). “Look at the birds of the air: they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns, and yet your Heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?” (Matthew 6:26, ESV). “And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19, ESV).

A large part of trusting God in the area of provision is aligning your desires with His. Trust that He will provide the absolute best life you can live. Whether He provides abundantly in the eyes of the world does not matter. He is a perfect, loving Father who has absolutely perfect plans for you. If you are truly seeking Him and trusting Him with all your heart, you will live the best life possible. He knows what you need. He knows the desires within you. Stop looking to the world for examples of what your life should look like and seek His will above all else. Look to loving Him and being loved by Him as the best thing in life and all else will fall into place. May your life be marked by the abundant provision of your loving Father today in all areas as you place your trust in Him.

— Craig Denison, First 15

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