I love this verse of David’s:
“But I am poor and needy;
Yet the Lord thinks upon me.
You are my help and my deliverer;
Do not delay, O my God.” (Psalm 40:17)
I love that David was poor and needy, as I have been in my life. I love that God thinks about me no matter where I am in life.
Take comfort that the Lord “thinks upon you.” He thinks about you, even little ol’ you who might otherwise feel insignificant or needy.
Maybe you feel that you are no one of consequence, poor, homely (I doubt it!), and that you got the short end of the stick when it came to brains.
Still, the God of all the Universe is thinking about you. That’s something!
David says, “Do not delay” to God. Sometimes God seems snail-slow when it comes to dishing out the blessings.
If that’s the case for you, ask God to hurry it up a bit. He just might agree, or – watch out for this – He might change your perspective.
Maybe you are not as poor or needy (or as homely!) as you thought you were.
(This article was originally published on my 2005-2008 Keeping the Home blog)