‘Did you lack anything?’ (Luke 22:35)
The Lord will always provide for His own people who keep His company, who do His will, and aim at His glory. If He sends us, though He chooses to carry the purse, our bread shall be given and our water shall be sure. The disciples went out unfurnished, but then Jesus commanded them; they return and confess that they lacked nothing, for the God of providence supplied them.
If we are in the Lord’s way, we may rest assured that we shall meet the Lord’s messengers bringing our supply. They that seek the Lord shall not want for any good thing. He notices our wants, remembers His promises, times His mercies, and proves Himself a faithful God.
Have you lacked anything? For body? For soul? He who has supplied the past will provide for the future. Jesus is full of grace; go and receive, that your joy may be full. Jesus is the God of providence; look to Him, trust in Him, plead with Him, and you shall never be destitute.
Believe His word, He cannot deny Himself; trust in His faithfulness, and He will put honour upon your faith, fulfilling His own word – “Your bread shall be given you, and your water shall be sure” (Isaiah 33:16).
E’en down to old age, all my people shall prove
My sovereign, eternal, unchangeable love,
And when hoary hairs shall their temples adorn,
Like lambs they shall still, in my bosom, be borne.
THE DAILY REMEMBRANCER by James Smith (1802-1862)
‘O what a subtle enemy is Satan, in what various ways he works, and what means he uses to distress the soul, and bring it into bondage. But Jesus, precious thought, Jesus is greater than Satan, and all that can oppose and attempt to hinder us: no one shall ever pluck us out of his hands, nor finally overcome one that is in his keeping.’