Psa. 104:27, 28 – These all wait for You, that You may give them their food in due season. What You give them they gather in; You open Your hand, they are filled with good.
Some people act as if God set everything in creation in motion and then stays uninvolved, expecting us to run things or for creation to run itself. Than is not the way the Bible reveals our God. He is not only the originator of all things, by Him all things are held together. He has His hand on every detail of everything that is going on. Creation displays the glory of God and His very nature in sustaining it. That being true, His sons and daughters are in good hands. He watches over us and supplies all things for our benefit. The beauty in this; I am satisfied and He is glorified. Here is how Dick Mills describes this beautiful attribute of our Lord.
“God wasn’t finished after He created the world and all its forms of life. The Creator is also the One Who maintains. He makes; He also sustains. He is the author and finisher of our faith. This whole Psalm is a song of praise and Thanksgiving to the Sovereign Lord for His providential care of the entire planet. The Psalm could be a role call of created beings and things and how God watches over and provides for the beast of the field, the wild donkey. The birds in their nests. The cattle are cared for. The trees of the field are included. The stork is mentioned. Wild goats are on the list. The rock badgers are named. Young lions roar after their prey. The ocean is filled with creatures both small and great. The psalmist is overwhelmed by how manifold His works are. He jubilantly states, “Your wisdom has made all this and the earth is full of your possessions.”
If the birds, the badgers, and the donkeys are waiting on God, then what about me? Too often I have found myself taking matters into my own hands. The problem with that? If things work out I take the credit, if they don’t the tendency is to blame the Lord. The best place to be is the place of total dependency. Does that mean I do nothing? Absolutely not. I do my work as unto the Lord with all my ability and diligence. The difference? I am looking to the Lord and He is blessing the work of my hands. Ps. 37:24 – “Wait on the LORD, and keep His way, and He shall exalt you to inherit the land…”