Psalm 20 (NIV)

Matthew 5:3 (NIV)

The “poor in spirit” are those who cast themselves, their lives, their hopes, their trust on the Lord each day, in any time or any season of life.

They are those who say, “Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the Lord our God” (Psalm 20:7). 

Through all the joys of life, through the challenges of life, when the world is a scary place, in any season of life “the poor in spirit” are those who go to God.  They cast all their joys, hopes, and fears on the Lord and rest in God.

Jesus said there is great blessing in that, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3).  

This day, whatever is going on in your life; whether you have joy, or hope or sadness and sorrow, or fears and anxiety, however your life is going, I encourage you to cast yourself into God’s care. Let God know what you are thinking, feeling, fearing, celebrating and trust the Lord with all of it.  God will speak into your life.

Remember, Jesus says,

“Blessed are the poor in spirit,
for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.”