God is in the serious business of attending to all your needs all the time. If you attend to His kingdom, God is faithful to attend to your every need in life – physical, emotional and of course spiritual.
All our needs get gladly attended to by God because He loves and rejoices in attending to the needs of His children whom He loves and cares for. 1 Peter 5:7
“casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
1 Peter 5:7
It could not be made any clearer. God cares for His own. Period. He is not an uncaring or unconcerned God. He cares deeply about you and your needs as well as the challenges you face and encounter in life. Understand this: your needs are God’s concern. Whatever their nature. End of.
We tend to restrict God to the spiritual only leaving Him tidily out of the rest of our lives – as if we can deal with and competently handle the rest without His help. Yet God is keen and delights in meeting our every need if only we would let him. This happens when we intentionally, in total faith and trust, call upon Him to do so. God requires our sincere invitation if He is to meet us at our point of need – whatever the nature – even though scripture declares that He knows what we need even before we ask Him. It is how God has ordained it to work. Matthew 7:7
“Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you.”
For whatever reason, this is how God has chosen to operate – He intervenes when He gets asked, when He is sought and when an enquiry is made of Him.
“…call upon me in the day of trouble; I will deliver you, and you shall glorify me.”
Those who have understood this are the ones who by calling upon and waiting on Him reap the benefits of His promise. It is in putting our trust in and demonstrating it by waiting on Him that we inherit the promises of God who is faithful and no respecter of persons. For those who believe that God has favourites, God respects His promises and honours His word, not particular individuals.
David was one of the few who mastered the art of consistently depending on and trusting in Him for all His needs. He would not only bring his needs before the Lord and lift them up to Him but wait upon Him until He acted. It was to God He consistently lifted up His eyes for help and assistance, deliverance and encouragement because he was determined where His help would come from, he had made a choice who His helper would be. Therefore his eyes were lifted heavenward as he assertively declares in Psalms 121:1-2 and Psalms 123:1
“I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth.”
“To you I lift up my eyes, O you who are enthroned in the heavens!”
David’s eyes were lifted up to Him who is enthroned in heaven. He did not lift up his eyes to anyone else or to any random person in authority – not even to a king or ruler on earth but to Him who is forever enthroned in heaven, to the One who is unparalleled and without comparison in His authority and reign. He lifted up his eyes to the Lord who …has established his throne in the heavens, and his kingdom rules over all (Psalm 103:19). He literally, pinned his eyes and his hopes firmly and steadfastly on God. “Behold, as the eyes of servants look to the hand of their master, as the eyes of a maidservant to the hand of her mistress, so our eyes look to the Lord our God, till he has mercy upon us.” (Psalms 123:2)
Such was David’s determination, to wait solely upon God for his help and intervention – just like a servant would wait upon his master and a maidservant on her mistress. He knew God would not let him down or disappoint him, so he chose to patiently wait on God, wholly dependant on Him.