A lifetime of enough is abundance

Psalm 78:21-22

When the LORD heard them, he was very angry; his fire broke out against Jacob, and his wrath rose against Israel, for they did not believe in God or trust in his deliverance. NIV

Oh, dear.

This is a clear admonishment not to worry.

In this case, I’m looking at worry that is borne of a lack of trust in God.  It makes God angry.

I get that.

God is there, being God, totally trustworthy, providing for his people in miraculous ways … just as he has provided for me … and they don’t trust him.

They want things they don’t have, in this case meat in the desert.

If I may, they are worried that they won’t eat very well in the desert, despite the manna that they are being provided.

God has been faithful. He has rescued them and provided for them.  They have enough.  Enough to survive, enough to be happy.  They worry and want more.  They want a life of abundance and are worried that they don’t have it or that they will not get it.

This is a good reminder for me in 2010.

I have enough.

And, a lifetime of enough IS abundance.

That’s what I’ll think about today.

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2 responses to “A lifetime of enough is abundance

  1. Linda Erb

    Wow. Who wants God angry at them? This whole worry issue is very real and harmful. If I could just think about God being mad at me every time I worry, I hope I would be able to control this useless emotion. That is good incentive for me. Thank you for giving me such a descriptive picture that I will make a permanent part of my thoughts today.

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