“And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Every morning when I sit down to write, I say, “Lord, your daughters desperately need a word from you. I pray you minister to their deeper needs.” And everyday He does just that! I want you to know God cares about every need in your life. Not just your need for an on time word from Him, but He cares about every physical need, financial need, emotional need, relational or spiritual need. He is fully aware, fully able and willing to meet your need.
I remember when my husband and I were without a car for almost two years. We rode public transportation, rode on a bike and paid for cabs to take us places. And while walking one day with bags of groceries in my hands, I said, “Lord, we need a car. This has gone on long enough!” He didn’t give us a car, He gave us wisdom. We were living in the wrong city trying to make a life for ourselves outside of the will of God. Once we heard from Him and relocated to the place He told us to go to, doors began to open, my husband landed a great paying job and within a week we had a car.
God’s provision is in His wisdom.
Since that experience, I’ve learned to ask for wisdom before asking Him to meet any need. I’ve learned to ask for His guidance, because I know as long as He’s my shepherd, I shall not want (see Psalms 23:1).
Prayer: Father, you are my shepherd, I shall not want. As long as you’re leading me and I’m following you, you will provide and take care of me. More than any need in my life, I ask for your wisdom and your guidance. Show me the way you want me to go and as I heed your wisdom, I know you will supply my every need as you said you would. Help me not to lean to my own understanding, but to trust in you, because you love me and you care. In Jesus’ name, Amen.