"My God will meet all your needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
The idea that God will provide for all our needs is perhaps one of the hardest concepts to communicate to people. We pride ourselves in being independent and not requiring any support for anyone else. We would rather do without than be indebted to others for their help. We have become so self-sufficient that at times we even exclude God from our list of helpers.
And yet God wants to help us with our problems and needs. He wants us to call on Him and, rightly understood, put Him to the test. Not only that, but He can solve our problems and provide for all our needs. We merely need to ask. He is always eager to hear from us. As our gracious heavenly Father, He is always ready to pour out His blessings on those who come to Him acknowledging their independence on Him.
Saint Paul, writing to the Romans, says: "He who did not spare His own Son, but gave Him up for us all -- how will He not also, along with Him, graciously give us all things?" (Romans 8:32). There is no doubt that He will do this. Those who have put their trust in Him have found Him to be faithful and true in every way.
PRAYER: We thank You, O Lord, for graciously providing for all our needs, particularly for our salvation in Christ Jesus, our Lord. Amen.
(Taken from "Words of Promise," copyright 1996 (out of print), Concordia Publishing House. For information on other devotional materials, call 1-800-325-3040.)
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