“He has brought down rulers from their thrones but has lifted up the humble. He has filled the hungry with good things but has sent the rich away empty.”
Life always seems to get more challenging as responsibilities seem to increase. We often forget that God takes on responsibility for His children. Putting oneself under the Lord’s authority means placing every need and desire in His hands. Receiving something is very difficult when we have our hands full. I recall an image of a little girl sitting before Jesus while crying and holding her favorite teddy bear. Our Lord stands before the girl with a hand outstretched as if to say, “Give that to me.” His other hand is behind His back, holding a bigger, better, and fluffier teddy bear.
While God never promises us a life of ease and prosperity, He does promise to be with us and provide for us. His purpose for each person inevitably leads to a life that is richer than we could ever imagine. Mary’s words encourage us to humble ourselves before God because He is the only one that can satisfy us.
"FOLLOWING GOD'S PURPOSE FOR US LEADS TO A LIFE THAT IS RICHER THAN WE CAN IMAGINE."
LORD, you are holy. You delight in humbling those who exalt themselves and exalting those who humble themselves. Thank you for your mercy. Please forgive me for trying to be self-sufficient and take responsibility for things I only need to give to you.