If you haven’t heard the song “Honey in the Rock”, I’m here to change that. Since I first heard this song debuted at the Passion Conference in January, it has been stuck in my mind and on my playlists. It’s catchy, singable, fun, and speaks biblical truths that encourage the soul.
Singer-songwriter Brooke Ligertwood (also joined by Brandon Lake) tells of God’s sweet provision. Borrowing from a beautiful word picture, first used by King David, this song describes the ways in which our Heavenly Father faithfully and creatively provides for His children day and night:
“But I would feed you with the finest wheat. I would satisfy you with wild honey from the rock.” – Psalm 81:16
There’s honey in the rock
Water in the stone
Manna on the ground
No matter where I go
I don’t need to worry now that I know
Everything I need You’ve got
There’s honey in the rock
The chorus claims the truth that even in life’s hardest moments, we can still experience goodness because of our hope found in God. He has proven time and time again that He will meet each and every need. His provision is sure and He delights in lovingkindness. (Jer. 9:24)
Take a moment to think about a time when you were in need. Seriously, stop right now and think.
Did God meet that need?
If the answer is no, keep waiting and trusting in the Lord. And then think about a time when He did meet your need. Remind yourself of His faithfulness then and praise Him for it now! Because “Jesus is the same yesterday, today, and forever” (Heb. 13:8), we can count on Him to give us everything we need. If you’re like me, you need reminding. We’re a forgetful people. So here are a few more reminders of this truth from His Word:
“The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing.” – Psalm 34:10
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
“And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all that you need, you will abound in every good work.” – 2 Corinthians 9:8
“For the LORD God is a sun and shield; the LORD bestows favor and honor; no good thing does he withhold from those whose walk is blameless.” – Psalm 84:11
“The eyes of all look to you, and you give them their food at the proper time. You open your hand and satisfy the desires of every living thing.” – Psalm 145:15-16
“So do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them.” – Matthew 6:31-32
What verses of encouragement would you add to this list?