Pr. 20:13: “Do not love sleep, lest you come to poverty, open your eyes, and you will satisfied with bread.”
I have written about this verse before; however, this morning it is speaking something different to me. Last night I was faced with feelings of inferiority and insufficiency that sometimes attack me and try to eat away at me. We all have our battles.
There have been times when I have given into them and allowed them bring poverty to my emotional state. Last night I was pleasantly surprised when, in the face of those thoughts, the truth of the Word of God continued to speak truth into my mind. This has rarely been the case for me, so the fact that God’s Word was beating out the whispers of the enemy brought me much happiness.
How did this happen? At one point, I made the choice to get up early every morning and spend time with the Word. I have reflected on and considered God’s Word and allowed Him to speak into the depths of my mind and soul. When faced with the thoughts and feelings that I had last night, the Word of God was truly hidden in my heart and the Lord was able to allow His truth to be the healing balm that I needed.
Truly I have been satisfied with the Bread of Life. No one and nothing else could have truly satisfied. I’ve tried all the other options. They only left me more empty and more vulnerable the next time.
When my son woke up this morning, I could hear him running to my room to get in my bed and snuggle. In that moment of sheer pleasure for me, knowing how he longed for me, I thought of our Father in heaven and how much joy we truly bring to Him. He loves us so dearly. Truly He created us fearfully and wonderfully and He wants nothing but the best for His children. When we run to Him, we are running to the safest place there is.
I hope that like me, you are spending time with the Word. I hope that when poverty threatens to come upon you, you will have enough of the Bread of Life in your life that it will satisfy and raise you up. I speak with experience when I say that nothing else will ever satisfy. Open your eyes and be satisfied. Your Savior loves you beyond what words can express. Perhaps that’s why He chose to show us on the cross–with an action.
Let Him embrace you today,