10 All creation praises you, O Lord:
and your faithful servants bless your name.
11 They speak of the glory of your kingdom:
and tell of your great might,
12 That the whole earth may know your mighty acts:
and the glorious splendour of your kingdom.
13 Your kingdom is an everlasting kingdom:
and your dominion endures through all generations.
14 The Lord upholds all those who stumble:
and raises up those that are bowed down.
15 The eyes of all look to you in hope:
and you give them their food in due season;
16 You open wide your hand:
and fill all things living with your bounteous gift.
17 The Lord is just in all his ways:
and faithful in all his dealings.
18 The Lord is near to all who call upon him:
to all who call upon him in truth.
Notes on Psalm 145:10-18.
Blessings come ‘in due season’. They don’t always come when we want them to. They come at times when they are right and due. Words such as these are always offered BOTH looking at and celebrating what is seen – the blessings which have been given – AND looking forward to relief of those situations where there is ongoing need. It is not about always ‘wanting more’. This is about recognising that God’s blessings come in God’s time.