Something that God has really been impressing on my heart this week is literally how He so richly provides for us. It’s not just in big things either. He provides in simple, small, consistent ways, and for that I could not be more thankful.
That understanding of His provision is something that I also want to start cultivating in Grace right now. So, I decided there was no better verse than this one found in Philippians 4:19 to focus on this week,
”And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
I appreciate this verse because it’s so raw and real. It doesn’t say that God will provide us everything we want or everything our neighbor has…It says He will provide every NEED according to his RICHES! Now, that is an awesome promise, isn’t it?
God will give us everything we need out of His abundant richness. Think about it like this. We have children, right? Well, those little ones don’t have many resources, do they? Compared to them, as adults we have a whole storehouse of riches, don’t we? And, as parents do we hold back from them anything that they need that we can reasonably afford to provide? We don’t, do we?
But, think about God. As the creator of the universe, He has all things at His disposal. Do you think He is going to hold any of that back when we have a need? I don’t think so!
As I share this verse with Grace, I’ll talk about it in much the same light. Her daddy and I do our best to provide everything we can for her, but her Heavenly Father gives her even more. And, our response to that should be faithfulness and awe! That kind of puts things into perspective when we’re worrying about things, doesn’t it? 😉