“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
GOD IS GOOD! This morning I was writing in my journal feeling not really disconnected from God but not truly connected either. You see we moved about 7 weeks ago and the move was exactly what we needed to do and blessed in every way yet the outcome of this move is a longer commute for me. (I used to commute 15 minutes one way and now I communt an hour or so one way.) This loss of 2 hours a day has really been challenging for me because my mornings are no longer leisurely and I have less time to get stuff done around my house. Before the move, I drove and now I take the bus so I have an added pressure of needing to leave the house on time or else get stuck taking a later bus and getting to work later. On top of this, my daughter is having her own struggles with this loss of time together so I’m trying to meet her needs as well. On top of these two things is my desire to manage my money better and deal with financial mistakes made in the past that need to get cleared up now and I tend to beat myself up a bit and get irritated at the bad choices that I can’t do anything about. So as you can see, my heart was a little heavy this morning. 🙂
My journal entry started off with a thank you and a help me please. My heart’s greatest desire is to be close to God, so close that He is my all-in-all and my every thought. However, I’m human (as much as I dislike that) and I don’t stay as close because I let life interfere and that’s what I was doing this morning. At one point I was writing that I knew that God has carried me SO far this year already and that He wasn’t going to drop me now and I wanted to look up the verse in Philippians that says basically that He’s begun a good work in me and He’s able to bring that good work to it’s natural end. This verse was feeling right to me because I’m tired and I’m starting to try to do things on my own and I needed a reminder that my life is HIS good work and HE’S in control. So, the verse reference in my head was Philippians 4:19. When I opened up my bible and read Philippians 4:19 I literally burst into sobbing tears at how lovingly and tenderly God met me and answered my need.
“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”!!!! Philippians 4:19
WOW! I thought I needed to hear one thing from God and yet He addressed the larger issue and came right to where I was and spoke directly to my heart. I didn’t even see the need I had but He did and He met that need. He’ll meet ALL my needs. He’ll meet my need to prioritize. He’ll meet my need to be more disciplined about my chores. He’ll meet my need about finances. He’ll meet my need to spend time with my daughter. I don’t have a need He can’t meet! And not only that, I don’t have a need He WON’T meet! Praise God! Praise the Living God!
How about you? Do you have a need that you are trying to meet yourself? Stop!! You can’t meet your needs and God doesn’t want you to even try. Give Him your needs. Give Him the needs you know about and give Him the needs you aren’t aware of yet. Right now, physically lift your hands into the air and pray, “Heavenly and gracious Father, I am giving you my needs. My needs that are weighing me down right now and my needs that are coming in the future. Take them. Meet them. Replace them in my heart with your love, grace, peace and mercy. You are bigger than my needs and I don’t want them anymore. Thank you for loving me enough to meet my needs long before I even ask. I love you. Amen.”
God is good. He is with you every step of the way so don’t worry, don’t stress, don’t take matters into your own hands…trust Him. He says He’ll meet your needs and He will. Be patient and watch what He’ll do. It may not be today and it may not be tomorrow but He will meet your need in His perfect time. If you need prayer please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you prayed this prayer, please let me know!
May God’s love, grace, peace and mercy fill you to overflow.