Posted by: missionventureministries | January 6, 2014

THE LORD PROVIDES ALL OF OUR NEEDS – Philippians 4:19

Philippians 4 vs 19

“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:19 

The Lord provides because this is His heart’s desire. By His very nature He is a provider and it gives the Lord great pleasure to provide. Just as an earthly father delights in providing for his children so does our heavenly Father. “If you then, though you are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him” (Luke 11:13). 

When we are tempted to fear, we can choose to trust our Father, and He will bless us with perfect peace. “He will keep us in perfect peace if we keep our minds fixed on Him.” (Isaiah 26:3) When we feel lonely, He provides companionship. When we suffer loss, He provides comfort. When we become proud, He disciplines us and humbles us. When we lack the necessities of life, He provides our needs. Consider the ravens: They do not sow or reap, they have no storeroom or barn; yet God feeds them. And how much more valuable you are than birds!” (Luke 12:24).

When we struggle with lack of confidence, He gives us victories to gain back godly confidence, and therefore our trust in Him grows. He gives us strength. “If anyone serves, they should do so with the strength God provides, so that in all things God may be praised through Jesus Christ. To Him be the glory and the power for ever and ever. Amen” (1 Peter 4:11).

God’s provision may come in a manner that we are not expecting. It may be an unsolicited check in the mail. It could be the compassionate prayer of a complete stranger. It may be a material provision that miraculously comes from someone, because they felt led by the Lord to provide for our need. When this happens they are blessed and we are blessed. Paul wrote: In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’ (Acts 20:35) Remember God is the one who gets the glory when we act according to His will.

God provides through our faithful prayers, those of our family, friends and even strangers. We need to ask according to His will and then start thanking Him for His provisions. He already has those provisions waiting for us and also for those we have prayed for. Sometimes God answers quickly and other times we have to wait. Do not compromise your convictions or give up.

Where God guides, He always provides.

A saint who experienced God’s provision on a regular basis said, “God’s work, done God’s way, will not lack God’s provision”. (Author unknown)

And then there is that beautiful song:

In His time, in His time,

He makes all things beautiful, in His time,

Lord, please show me everyday,

As You’re teaching me Your way,

That You do just what You say, in Your time. 

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Remember the Lord is good and He provides so: Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. (Romans 15:13)

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