“The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing. The LORD is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.” (Psalm 145:15-17)
Without God, nobody eats. Without God, nobody sleeps, breathes, has sex, or comes home to their kids at the end of the day. Without God, we have nothing.
Truthfully, we take God for granted because he meets our needs and grants our desires for sustenance (and so much more) so consistently that we mostly don’t even think to ask him for those things – until we’re running dangerously low.
But every meal, every pleasant moment, every good thing is a gift from him to us, because he is “loving toward all he has made.” Do we always get exactly what we want all the time? No. What tyrants we would be! But every good thing we get that we do want is something he has given to us.
Will you praise the God who gives you every good thing today?
Think: Why do you think we so often forget that every good thing we have and enjoy in our lives is a gift from God? And when we do remember, why do you think we forget that he gives them to us because he loves us?
Pray: Praise God that he is righteous in all his ways and loving toward all he has made.
Do: Another potential memory verse for your list: James 1:17.