Today I am linking up with the women of Five Minute Friday. The idea is simple: Write for five minutes flat on the week’s posted topic. This week’s word is : Lack

For me the word ‘lack’ conjures up negative pictures of want/need or emptiness.  There is something I am lacking, something I need or want a physical/material thing, or something inside of me which is empty and needs filling up.  Those empty places are my vulnerable places, those are the ones I may cry out to God for, but yet never utter to another soul, I may not even articulate them at all, but there is a lack, something is missing.

Does God always fill those empty places? No.

Does God always cover over/heal those vulnerable spots?  No

Does God always fulfill my physical needs?  No He does not!

Because in His mercy and in His Sovereignty, He knows what is best, He knows that the vulnerable spots, the empty places are what drive me to Him, are what keep me bound to Him.  To always give me what I want is like spoiling a child, and not for the good of the child.  So my Heavenly Father knows me and gives me all that I need, but not all that I want.  I may lack some things, but in others, in Him I am rich.

Sustained by grace.



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