“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
As the family went to bed in their spacious old farmhouse, all was well. They were grateful for what God had provided and felt safe and secure. But in the middle of the night, the parents were awakened by the sound of…was that wind? No! That was fire!
They jumped out of bed and ran to wake up their boys, who were in their bunk beds upstairs. The boys climbed out their window and got safely to the ground.
The boys and their parents watched as 12 fire trucks tried in vain to save their house. They watched as the roof caved in and the walls crumbled. They watched and cried as everything they owned burned up. Photos, furniture, toys, computers – everything was gone but their family.
As they thought about all that they had lost, they realized that all the things they had lost were just things – things that would have eventually worn out or gotten broken or been lost. Then they thought about what they had not lost: each other. God had helped each of them to get out of the burning house. They praised God that they had not lost each other and that they still had the most precious gift they had received: their salvation.
Have you been dreaming about some new “thing”? Maybe a cool toy, a faster computer, or a new electronic game?
What do we really need? Let’s see…. We need food, clothing, and a place to live. Who provides these needs? You might say, “My parents work hard to provide the money to purchase the things we need.” But Who gives your parents the strength, wisdom, health, and knowledge to do their jobs? God does. He provides the jobs, too.
What else does God give? Ephesians 2:8-9 says, “For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.” God also gives us salvation if we trust in Him alone.
God provides everything I need.
» What do I really need?
» Am I trusting God completely to meet all of my needs?
» Have I accepted God’s gift of salvation?