Psalm 145: 15 The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food in due season. 16 You open your hand, satisfying the desire of every living thing.
These verses speak to the provision of God. God created all things and so sustains all things. What strikes me this morning is the phrase “in due season”. Another way to say this would be “at the proper time”. Of course, my idea of the proper time and God’s idea of the proper time aren’t always the same. In fact there are many times when I have to wait for what I need. I’m not very good at waiting.
My family and I are moving into our new house tomorrow (new to us, not newly built). We moved to suburban Dallas 4 1/2 years ago and started here by renting a house. There were so few houses available in our area we had to sign a two-year lease to secure the property. Not what we had in mind, but okay. We can wait two years to get the lay of the land, then buy a place. Well, two years went by but we then realized the area we wanted was out of our reach. We’d need to build up some more capital to buy the place we really wanted – so we waited some more.
Then actually buying a house in this part of Dallas was nuts! We’d offer more than the selling price – and still be outbid by other people who were willing to pay stupid money for a house or could pay entirely in cash. Finally at the end of last month we closed on a home and are moving in tomorrow.
To suggest I got impatient would be an understatement. But here’s what I can tell you. Buying a home “in due season” means we got a great home at a great price at a really low interest rate with only $1,200 to bring to closing – which is practically nothing. God knows what he’s doing.
Heavenly Father, today we give you thanks for providing what we need… in due season. Amen.