Fear the Lord, you his holy people, for those who fear him lack nothing. The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing. Psalm 34:9-10
Depression is my lion. But now she sits hungry. Eager to devour all that I have come to know and love about Jesus. But He won’t let her. There’s a guard over my heart and she is not able to enter in.
Psalm 34:10 speaks of these hungry lions. We all have them. Our own lions that lie around waiting to devour what’s ours. Eating up joy with stressful circumstances. Eating up pain and turning it into sorrow. Lions that wait around looking for us to sustain an injury, primed to attack and devour truth as if it never existed. And will we let them? How do we stop them?
Those who seek The Lord lack no good thing. They lack nothing. Life crumbles to shambles around them and in their pile if ruble and ashes they have all they need – Jesus.
Nothing to devour except those things which will pass. The joy of The Lord is sustained. Untouchable by destruction.
And so we do good amidst our trials. We fear The Lord and choose obedience because in doing so we lack no good thing. Nothing can be taken. Devoured or hashed away.
My depression lion is hungry. She may as well leave because my trust in The Lord is sustained.
And what about you? Are your lions hungry? Will you allow them to feast? Or will you protect yourself inside the truth of The Lord?
Those who fear Him, lack nothing.