"... And to God I would commit my cause; Who does great things, and unsearchable, Marvelous things without number." (Job 5:8-9)
GOD NEVER gives all He has to give. The time never comes when He has nothing more to bestow. The child of God never reaches the best in Divine blessings. There is always something better yet to come. Every door that opens into a treasury of love shows another door into another treasury beyond. Never fear that you will come to the end of God's goodness, or to any experience for which He will have no blessing ready.
God laid up goodness in the creation and preparation of the earth. Before man was made, God was fitting up this world to be his home. He stored in mountain, hill, and plain, in water, air, and soil, and in all nature's treasuries, supplies for every human need. Consider, for example, the vast pools of oil laid up among earth's strata in order that our homes might be warmed and brightened in these later centuries; of the iron, silver, gold, and other metals secreted in the veins of the rocks; of the medicinal and healing virtues stored in leaf, root, fruit, bark, and mineral; and of all the latent forces and properties lodged in nature, to be called out from time to time to minister to human wants. It was Divine forethought that laid up all this goodness for the welfare of God's children.
The same is true of spiritual provisions. In the covenant of the Love of God, in the infinite ages of the past, He laid up goodness for men. Redemption was no afterthought. It was planned before the foundation of the world. We sometimes forget, while we pillow our heads on the promises of God, and rest secure in the atonement, and enjoy all the blessings of redemption and hopes of glory, what these things cost our Redeemer.
"Human need is the key that unlocks the storehouses of God's provision for the children of men." J. R. Miller.
Adapted from Lettie Cowman's Streams In The Desert (Volume Two)