You're on God's Mind: The Comfort of Divine Attention

Ps 40:17
But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me: thou art my help and my deliverer; make no tarrying, O my God.

I wish to focus on this portion, “…yet the Lord thinketh upon me…” The songwriter got it right who said, “When He was on the cross, I was on His mind!” In this world, men have a tendency only to think of the mighty, the brave, the strong, the significant, the wealthy, the influential, and the famous. We generally recognize those who have a certain level of clout or social standing in our culture, yet the Lord doesn’t pay any attention to labels, power, or prestige. The Psalmist said, “But I am poor and needy; yet the Lord thinketh upon me:” You see, the Lord is ever mindful of us, because He really cares for us! And the best thing about it is the fact that He is not interested in what He can GET out of us (for we have nothing to offer), but He is only interested in what He can MAKE out of us! To better illustrate, imagine both a beggar and a wealthy individual walking into a marketplace at the same time. Now, imagine who will get the attention of the salesmen and who will not! We all know the truth of the matter; the men of business will always gravitate towards what looks like money! Now, having said that, it is obvious to us that our Lord had no ulterior motive in mind when He chose to love us, for what could we possibly offer the Creator of the universe? He showed us what genuine love is, the kind that gives 100%, without demanding anything in return! He knew we were poor and needy, yet that did not cause Him to become disinterested in us.

Dear reader, rejoice with me that our Lord is interested in us, even when we’re poor and needy! It’s as if He is saying to us, “I’ve been thinking about you all day, and I just can’t get you off my mind!” Wow! When no one else even gave me the time of day, my Lord has been thinking the whole time about me! I find comfort in knowing that He is ever mindful of me, for if I’m in His thoughts, then surely I’m in His heart! That tells me that whatever I’m going through right now, He’s making plans to help me right on through! We can rejoice that our Heavenly Father, our Deliverer, and our Helper ALWAYS comes to the rescue! Put your trust in Him today, for His mighty hand of deliverance is on the way!

~ Pastor Gary Caudill
<< Psalms 40