A personal reflection on Psalm 104
A very popular Filipino line says, “Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang gawa” but in reality, here’s what I see, “Nasa Diyos ang awa, nasa tao ang ngawa”
We, humans, tend to be like helpless babies who cry when we want something. We cry to God for help for sustenance, for provision, for favors; yet when our prayers seemed to be unanswered, we put to God all the blames.
God’s love is incomparable. His greatness is revealed in all His creations for by wisdom He created them.
24 How many are your works, Lord!
In wisdom you made them all;
the earth is full of your creatures.
All things around us are good for the one who created it, God himself, is great.
Lord my God, you are very great;
you are clothed with splendor and majesty.
If God is good and all the things that he does are great then why He doesn’t, sometimes, answers our prayers and just give everything that we want?
Let me use an analogy here, if a boss hire employees and the employees doesn’t work, will the boss gives his workers benefits and wages? Definitely not, the boss already gives the job but the employees didn’t work on it to gain from it.
Forbid me for my poor analogy, for God is greater than a boss, He is our father. He gives even unasked. He knows the desires of our hearts even before we ask Him. God created all the good things around us.
Just imagine a chicken if no one tries and learns how to cook it, how can we able to eat a crispy and juicy fried chicken then?
God in His greatness and generosity provides. It is only up to us how to maximize the things that He has given us, like the boss who provides the job to his employees trusting them that they will work on it.
14 He makes grass grow for the cattle,
and plants for people to cultivate—
bringing forth food from the earth:
Sometimes we don’t need to cry to God for everything, for He will surely provide. Even the lions rely their food from God. 21 The lions roar for their prey and seek their food from God. But in all the things that we have in our hands, we must utilize and maximize. 23 Then people go out to their work, to their labor until evening.
God created us as stewards of His creation, how do we take care of His blessings and the things that are entrusted to us? Are we the whining or the working stewards?