The Lions May Grow Weak and Hungry

Psalm 34:10: “The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the Lord lack no good thing.”
 
The lions may grow weak and hungry …
 
Four young voices, raised in exuberant song in the back seats. Guitar and drums bringing to life words straight from Scripture. These voices are young and innocent and unstained by the world. They don’t know yet that there are times when even the young strong lions of the world go hungry, and when those who aren’t young and strong anymore aren’t sure how they’re going to make it — there’s not enough money or wisdom or medicine or power or mercy to make possible this thing that they want so badly: the bills to be paid, the hard decision made, the sickness driven back, the pain removed, the relationship restored.

But those who seek the Lord lack no good thing …

 
Voices still excited, little bodies still bouncing to the rhythm, little hands playing air guitar. Don’t seek the power, the money, the easy resolution at the expense of principle. Seek the Lord. Call on him. Leave all to follow after him. And you know what? You’ll have every good thing that you need.

All things work together for the good of those who love the Lord

 
The chorus line kicks in — more straight Scripture — and the kids are still excited to be singing their favorite song on the cd. There’s hope and joy in their voices. There’s purity. There’s belief.
 
I want to remember that when times are hard, when I have no idea how events are going to turn out, when it looks as if darkness will triumph.
 
I want to remember that when times are good, when it’s easy to forget that everything hangs not on our own abilities, but on a divine thread.
 
I want to remember that when I’m tempted to trade the truth for a lie.
 
I want to remember that when I see Miley Cyrus. I want to remember that when our kids are blasted with media that glorifies sex and compromise and the lack of self-control. I want to remember that the hope and joy and purity and belief doesn’t have to go away. I want it in my life. I want to keep it in my kids’ lives as long as possible.
 
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who see the Lord lack no good thing. Sing on, kids. Sing on.
 
[Listen here, Song 7, The Good Song: http://www.seedsfamilyworship.net/listen-online. Highly recommend the whole cd. Kids love it and learn it and sing it.]

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