Good News For the Poor And Needy!

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Psalm 40:17

2015 Frieda P. Smith

I cannot speak for you, but living in or very close to poverty is not my idea of a good time! Living from paycheck to paycheck, from Social Security check to Social Security check, or from retirement check to retirement check is not a pleasant experience, as it leaves a person in a perpetual state of need.

Back in the day, we could need something and receive it readily from our neighbors next door. Now, we can forget it. First of all, some of us don’t even know our neighbors. Secondly, even if we did, unless we were very close friends, we would not be sharing basic necessities like butter and eggs. We would be expected to drive to the store and buy what we need.

There are several people reading this message today who are in a place of poverty. You did not plan to be here, but here you are. You were laid off from your job or you became ill and unable to work. Whatever the cause, you are now in a place of need. You are poor and needy. You are struggling.

However, in this verse that serves as the foundation of this inspirational message, there is good news for the poor and needy! Psalm 40:17 reads, “But I am poor and needy; Yet the Lord thinks upon me. You are my help and my deliverer; Do not delay, O my God.”

First, your position of poverty has captured the thoughts of God. He is thinking of you in your present state. Regardless of what the adversary is whispering in your ear, do not believe that God has forsaken you. He is thinking of you while you are in poverty.

Secondly, God is your help and deliverer. He will help you get through this financial drought. It is only temporary. God will help you get back on your feet. God will deliver you from this season of lack. You are not staying in this place.

Finally, trust that God will not delay. I know it seems like you have been without for a long time, but He will not delay. He will not hold up your blessings; God knows how long you have been struggling. He knows how long you have been waiting for a change. God will deliver you and bless you right on time!

Therefore, if you apply for a job and you are not hired, then shake the dust off your feet! God is thinking about you, and He knew that position was not for you!  God has other plans in mind for you.  Be patient.

Lift up your head, my friend!

God is thinking about you!
He will help and deliver you!
He will not delay in restoring you!

Good news for the poor and needy!

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