Psalms 34:10 The young lions do lack, and suffer hunger: but they that seek the LORD shall not want any good thing.

Young lions are proficient hunters: they are young, nimble and have the energy to pursue prey they target. Even them, with all their efficiency and hunting prowess, are not always successful. On many occasions, they miss out on targets hence have to go hungry. The Psalmist today attempts to create an analogy between the situation of lions, who in all their might, go hungry  and us, who in spite of our weakness, lack nothing.

What is actually evident from this verse is that we have lack, there are wants we will have. However, as long as those wants fall in heaven’s classification as ‘GOOD’ , we are assured that provision has already been made for them.

This is where we sometimes get into headbutting with God, where we collide head-on with Him. The situation is straightforward – ‘we want everything, but He only wants us to have what is good.’ Therefore, while
He takes His time picking the best off the shelf and to connect us to the cream of the crop, we are persistently shoving every brand off the shelf into our shopping cart.

We know that “Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, and cometh down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness, neither shadow of turning”(James 1:17). That is the category of wants God delights in taking care of – those that are good.

So let God do the shopping.


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