GOD PROMISES TO MEET OUR NEEDS
(I help homeschool many of my grandchildren in the Bible. Part of that includs Bible memorization. In 2020 we started memorization promises in the Bible and I’ve been thinking about them a lot. I put together a series of blogs on Bible promises to share with you. I know they’ll mean as much to you as they do to me.)
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
Paul is sharing his own personal testimony with the Philippians when he records this great promise of God. “My God,” he says. He knows this by personal experience. When we have a personal relationship with God, we can say this as well. We can be assured of it because He “WILL” meet all our needs. Every single one. He may not meet them the way we expect, but He keeps His promise to meet them. If He doesn’t change our circumstances, He promises to give us the grace to get through (2 Corinthians 12:9).
Of course, the key word here is “needs,” not “wants.” If it is a need God will provide it. He also meets many of our wants as well, but He never promises to meet them all. That is all by grace. If we think something is a need but He isn’t providing it, then it is a want and not a need. That includes life when it is our time to die.
It seems we can do ourselves a big favor by not making our ‘wants’ into ‘needs.’ When it comes right down to it, there are very few actual needs we have, especially compared to out wants. When we do have a need, we really don’t even have to ask God for it because He has already promised He would meet it. And who could know our needs better than God?
Are there any wants in your life that you think are needs? Ask Him to show you if there are needs He is meeting in a way didn’t expect, so you think they aren’t being met?
cto Rev. Dr. JERRY SCHMOYER
Christian Training Organization
(India Outreach, Spiritual Warfare, Family Ministries, Counseling, World View)
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