The Greatest Provision
We are beginning a new month in our devotional series, focusing on God’s provision. I hope you’ve been able to catch the rest of the series where we’ve focused on praise, love, joy, faith, humility, and peace. I know I’ve been blessed by all the different perspectives the writing team has brought to each of these themes, and I pray that you’ve been blessed as well.
When you think of God’s provision, what comes to mind? Do you readily recognize His care, even when it doesn’t look like what you might expect or hope for? Can you rest in the knowledge that our Father always provides for His children.
And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
It is important to remember that God’s provisions are ever present, even when they don’t resemble the perfect solution we requested. Remember the Israelites? Their deliverance from Egypt wasn’t exactly a walk in the park. Maybe you can relate in your motherhood? Career? Marriage? I challenge you, mamas, trust His perfect plan, resist the temptation to grumble (remember the Israelites?).
The greatest provision
More than any physical need or solution that you may be imploring the Lord for, we ought to be begging the Father for more of Himself. When we seek first His Kingdom, He fulfills far more than the needs we’re aware of.
“You parents—if your children ask for a loaf of bread, do you give them a stone instead? Or if they ask for a fish, do you give them a snake? Of course not! So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him. Matthew 7:9-11
No matter the season you’re in, my friends, whether it motherhood that seems impossible, a financial solution, a health scare, or anything else you are bringing before His throne…seek first more of the Father.
He longs for you to ask. He longs to take care of you, his beloved child. He is eager to fulfill your needs and deliver His promises. But He is not at our beck and call, waiting to produce the results we dictate. No, friends. He has a perfect plan.
Place your trust in our Father’s love and goodness; graciously receive His provisions, no matter their appearance. Resist the temptation to conclude that He’s anything but a perfectly generous Father when your requests aren’t fulfilled just the way you asked. I can guarantee that His provision will probably not always look the way you expect. Praise the Lord! Can you imagine if all of our requests were fulfilled, exactly as ordered? I shudder at the thought.
Thank the Lord for His provision. No matter your circumstance today, be thankful that we belong to a mighty and omniscient King. He knows your needs. He has perfect plan. So rest in Him, trust his absolute goodness, and practice gratitude in all things.