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Provision

I recently spoke with a gal who has some big changes coming her way  – and these changes will bring with them a significant financial impact.  She’s excited for the changes, but the finance piece?  Not so much.

I think we’ve all been there.  That place of knowing our needs will be changing, but seeing no hope of additional cash-flow.  It’s issues like this that I find myself wanting to take into my own hands.  I need to make more money.  I need to find another job.  We look to ourselves for a solution, rather than looking to the One who can actually provide what we need.

There are two promises I try to remember in these situations:

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

2.  Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?  Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?  Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?… But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.  Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own.” (Matthew 6:25-27, 33-34)

No where does the Lord promise to make us rich, but in both passages, He instructs us to not worry because He will meet our needs.  Don’t worry about tomorrow.  God will meet our needs.  We simply have to seek Him.

The awesome thing is that God provides in unique ways.  Sometimes an unexpected check shows up in the mail, or we’re given an unexpected pay raise.  Maybe God will provide a less expensive apartment, or another job.  God provides according to the “riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”

Matthew 6 25

So, dear one, let God provide for you.  The horizon may seem dark and scary, but it’s only a matter of time until the sun rises.

Blessings,

Beth