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Meeting our real needs, perfectly

January 9, 2012

From a forum thread:

{{_ If the 23rd Psalm says, “The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want,” then why are so many Christians homeless or sick? Why do we have “wants?” I used to be told that it was lack of their faith but I seriously doubt that. When I see a man laying on his death bed with nothing to loose, all he has is his faith that God will heal him.}}

___ He perfectly meets our real needs. Things of eternal value. Things of temporal value or lack thereof are merely the instruments of an omniscient and omnipotent Providence who causes everything to work together for the good of those who love Him, who are the called according to His purpose.

{{_ Jim, you make Him sounds like a God who is so huge and a magnificent show and if one of the performers falls, another can replace without any effort. You made it sound like God does not heal that one laying crying out to Him because that person is not crucial to a master plan.}}

___ Thanks. You seem to be leading me in the right direction.

___ Word Origin & History: crucial 1706, from Fr. crucial, a medical term for ligaments of the knee (which cross each other), from L. crux (gen. crucis) “cross.”

___ You have led me to remember that only one Person is “crucial” to the “master plan” of our Master.

___ And you have led me to remember that even that marvelous woman, Esther, was not crucial to the master plan.

___ Esther 4:14 (KJV) For if thou altogether holdest thy peace at this time, then shall there enlargement and deliverance arise to the Jews from another place; but thou and thy father’s house shall be destroyed: and who knoweth whether thou art come to the kingdom for such a time as this?

And I am back to my original answer.

2 Corinthians 4:17 (KJV) For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, worketh for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory;

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  1. Our only need is to trust Him.

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