PSALM 145:16 You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing
GOD is the ULTIMATE source! That means if he has NOT in his sovereignty chosen to OPEN his hand, and SATISFY our desires as living things then no amount of ‘manipulative’ praying will pry those hands open methinks.
I believe true REST comes when we begin to recalibrate our mindsets through HIS word to the default of trusting that his PRUDENCE and his PROVISION will intersect at the point of our deepest need and our desires will be SATISFIED.
On HIS terms,
On HIS timing.
So many times we try to
MANIPULATE God through prayers and scripture quoting into initiating HIS divine plan for our lives on OUR timing, which undermines the very essence of the concept of TRUST.
TRUST screams ALL OR NOTHING!
TRUST is letting go.
TRUST is the harbinger of TRUE peace.
PEACE provides the ideal conditions for the gestation of TRUE Joy.
JOY is the ESSENCE of TRUE strength.
and STRENGTH according to 1 John 2 is what OVERCOMES the wicked one.
We can NEVER lack resources if we do not lack TRUST in the sovereign provision of a LOVING God and RESPONSIBLE Father.
Ergo, our LACK will always be directly proportional to the degree of our understanding and consequent acceptance of the correlation between the SOVEREIGNTY of God, and the ABILITY of God.
Seek WISDOM not WEALTH.
Seek REVELATION, and REVENUE will be the natural by-product.