VV 15 - 22 ... "Better the little that the righteous have than the wealth of many wicked ... those the Lord blesses will inherit the land, but those He curses will be cut off."
It may be "better" to have a little ... but especially in these economic times, it is not so easy to focus on how much "'better" it is.
Or at least, it isn't so easy for me. I struggle with this every day.
God is patient - thankfully. Cause I am not so quick to learn my lessons. Sigh.
I know in the deepest part of me that this is true, and that God will bless us - and He already has, more - much more - than what we deserve. He has never left us alone. He has never forsaken us. He takes care of us.
However, my humanity sometimes screams that "I need this or that" and I question God -- I mean, after all, He says that He "will meet all my needs according to His riches in glory thru Christ Jesus". So, if I "need" something - why do I not have it?
Simply because it is not a NEED. I am (slowly) learning the difference betwen a true need and a want (no matter how passionate the want is) - If I cannot live without it for 3 days, it is a NEED. If I can live without it for 3 days - no matter how inconvenient it may be, or what hardship it may place on me - if I can truly survive for 3 days without it, it is a WANT.
My disappointments and my discouragements all too often come because I am focusing on what I WANT, not on what I NEED. Sigh.
And I have learned that more often than not, if I will only wait the 3 days, I usually realize that I don't need it, and probably don't even want it any more.
I just need to be more patient! And I need to focus my eyes on the blessings of the Lord more than what I think I need or want!
Lord, help me!!! please.