In these days of tightened belts and swirling fears of a global economic crisis thanks to a pandemic, it can be hard to rest in the idea of a God who gives abundantly. Worries about scarcity drown out the promise that God always gives us what we need. We may think that it is the tough times making it hard for us to trust in God, but we often have trouble trusting God in times of plenty, too.
Scarcity thinking is sneaky and pervasive. It causes us to look with fear even upon the most gracious outpouring of God’s gifts. Whether we enjoy great luxury or barely subsist from day to day, we end up looking at our lives and worry that there is never enough.
Abundance thinking sees whatever is before us and knows that there will be enough to go around. Our spirits become tuned to see what is here and give thanks for it.
This message is adapted from “Gathering in Life Abundant” written by Liv Larson Andrews in the November 2012 issue of Gather magazine.”