“The Lord makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the Lord upholds him with his hand. I was young and now I am old, yet I have never seen the righteous forsaken or their children begging bread. They are always generous and lend freely; their children will be a blessing” (Psalm 37:23-26).
We don’t always value the wisdom of our elders. But it can be good to hear from someone who has seen more than we have seen and not only survived but thrived. King David, the writer of Psalm 37, is such a witness.
What had David learned over a lifetime of following the Lord?
God’s provision and love allow his followers to live with a heart free from burden. We don’t need to fret or be envious of others. Instead, we can spend that time delighting in God and committing to following him.
God always provides for his children out of his endless supplies, and so we can be generous and show selfless love to others.
When life is difficult and we struggle to see the way forward, it is good to “be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him” (verse 7). He will guide us forward.
God’s provision is so much bigger than what we can see or understand. We are always under God’s care and have both now and eternity to grow and flourish in his grace. This earth is only the beginning of this adventure with our good God.