Philippians 4:19 NIV
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
And my God will meet all of Freda’s needs according to His glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Not according to earth’s supply, but according to God’s supply. Every need will be met.
Father, I thank you that you are my provision. This is not just my financial supplier, but you meet every need in my life. Your abundance knows no limitations because you are the Limitless One. When I feel lack in my life, I need only to trust in the one who knows no lack, but who is able to supply for my every need. Thank you for the reminder that it is not Freda who provides for all of my own needs, but you. You give me what I need from your storehouse. May my heart truly begin to comprehend this truth and live out of the abundance that you make available through your glorious riches. May my hope be kept in Christ Jesus and not in my own ability to supply.
Each time I read this verse I am reminded to focus on “God will.” It is so easy to think that I have to do, do, do for myself, but according to this verse, I need to remember who my provision is. This does not mean I have no personal responsibility to do what I can do, but it means that even in my best efforts I can’t do it for myself. God supplies me with strength to work, with finances to meet life’s demands, friendships to meet the need for connection, and the list goes on. What I have no provision for, He supplies. He has enough, He has more than enough. This phrase keeps coming up for me, but I really believe God is wanting Freda to always remember that He lacks nothing. He provides everything. Freda cannot even breathe on her own. He supplies the air to my lungs. How can I not trust that He will care for the intimate details of my life. Our God is an amazing God and today I am learning to lean in a new and liberating way. For me, applying this word is resting more in Him, and striving less to “do” all that Freda thinks she has to do to be a self supplier. Today, she is going to let God be God and rest in confident hope of His unfailing love and provision.