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If I were hungry, I wouldn’t tell you, because I own the world and everything in it (Psalm 50:12, CEV).

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Spring high water, Ottawa River — photo by David Kitz

Reflection

This week’s I Love the Psalms theme is hunger.

Here’s some breaking news: God doesn’t need you. Yes, you read that correctly. I repeat. God does not need you. He can get along fine without your help. We may desperately need God, but let’s not delude ourselves into thinking that the Maker of the universe needs our help. He is the totally self-sufficient One.

Today’s verse from the Psalms reminds us that God has no needs.

If I were hungry, I wouldn’t tell you, because I own the world and everything in it (Psalm 50:12, CEV).

We experience hunger because we need food. God has no such need. We experience loneliness because we need companionship. God has no so such need. We experience sadness because we need comfort due to loss. God has no such need. But in His great mercy God supplies food for the hungry, love for the lonely and comfort for the downhearted.

In all this we see the grace of God expressed to humanity—to you and me. From His great sufficiency He floods my soul with all I need.

Oh, the wonder of God’s love and grace!

Response: LORD God, you are the God of more than enough. Thank you for the abundance of your grace shown to me through the death and resurrection of your son, Jesus. Amen.

Your Turn: Does God need you or does He want you?