“Now will I arise, says the Lord, because the poor are oppressed, because of the groans of the needy; I will set him in safety and in the salvation for which he pants.” Psalm 12:5 (AMPC)
There are many ways to be poor as most of us know. We can be poor in spirit—not knowing the Lord. We can be poor in heart—feeling an emptiness deep within. We can be poor in relationships and lonely in life, feeling lost and alone. In addition our bank accounts can reflect a very different type of poverty, when provisions are low and we live in lack. The needs are all different, but each one very real.
The limits and lack does not come from your Heavenly Father, for He has promised instead that He will arise and rescue, protect and provide for all who call upon Him—who reach out to Him for help. And although there is a very real enemy in our lives who wants to keep us down and force us out of the good things God has for you—one who tries to keep us in lack, poverty, and pain—your God is greater than it all! His plan is to bless you and to provide for you in every area of need; to answer every hope; and to fulfill every desire in ways that we could not possible imagine or perceive.
Nothing can stand against this, dear heart, unless you allow it. Come away from everything that holds you back, hems you in, or causes you to remain hidden. Come away from all that others have said or done, limits or lies you have believed, and step instead into the glorious truth your Risen Saviour, Jesus, has for you. You are the joy of His heart, the apple of God’s eye. You have an inheritance that is rich, and full, and you are loved.
Live in that love today, chosen one, and celebrate, for it comes as a free gift to you. Then let that same love shine through you, sharing the good news that salvation is for everyone. For you, and for all who will believe, Jesus has made it so!
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