Does the snow of Lebanon ever vanish from its rocky slopes? Do its cool waters from distant sources ever stop flowing? Yet my people have forgotten me; they burn incense to worthless idols, which made them stumble in their ways, in the ancient paths. They made them walk in byways, on roads not built up. ~ Jeremiah 18:14-15
God is ever faithful. He makes cars run longer, provides food, and pays bills when there is no money. When we have been eye-witnesses to miracles such as these, why do we still worry? We look at the possibility of an increase in pay and say, “This job or this increase in pay will save me. Once I begin to make more money we will be secure.” Then all of our thoughts and energy begin to shift. We are no longer praising the Lord for all He has done. Instead, we begin to “worship the air” because the increase in income isn’t really there, even if it’s been “secured,” money is not secure and can’t really provide security. Usually this type of thinking only causes us to stumble and make stupid choices in areas we were once wise.
God wants us to be blessed and to be able to pay our bills. But He is a jealous God and He will not share His praises with the air or any other idol, for that matter.
Father, no matter what my circumstances—whether I own zero cars or three, whether my salary remains the same or multiplies 100 times its current size—You are my God and the supplier of all my needs. To you alone will I give all my praises, for You alone are my King! In Jesus’ Name I pray, Amen.