Need ~ Philippians 4:20

Today’s apple slice comes from Philippians 4:20 in the NIV version.

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.

This is a popular verse, but it’s also a beautiful reminder. It’s easy to stress out about needs that are legit and “needs” that are, well, that aren’t needs. The point here is that God will always meet our needs. We don’t have to worry, fret, or pull our hair out over what may or not be. We can rest assured and be full confident that God will provide. He will come through.

No matter what you need, God will provide. Let that really sink in for a minute. It doesn’t matter if you need a friend, a job, healing, a car, a place to live, food, or new shoes. Just as much as God cares greatly about the “big” things, He cares equally (if not more) about the “little” things.  As a matter of fact, there is no such thing as something that is too trivial to God. Everything matters to God. I find that very encouraging. Someone might be praying for healing from cancer, and I might be just praying for a good grade on a test. From a human perspective, what’s more important? Healing from cancer, of course! However, God’s love for His creation (us, His people, that is to say) is so immense that He takes pleasure in the fact that His creation trusts Him enough to bring their troubles, desires, needs, lives to Him.

Also keep in mind that God’s timing to meet those needs and desires might not match your timetable. The question is not if God will provide; but, rather, the question is when. This leads to a wonderful expectation of the glory of God’s provision to come. So take heart, and cling to hope.

My God [if you believe in Him and His Son, He is your God!] will meet all [every last one] of your needs according [this word is key; it does not say from which would mean a limited amount; rather, it says according implying that He will provide in direct proportion to all He has! Consider that for a moment!] to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Wow, what a beautiful promise from God, creator and owner of all! I hope that this verse mean something new to you now and that you’ve come to appreciate it in a new manner.


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