My God Shall Supply All Your Needs

When twelve spies went out from Israel to spy out the promised land God was giving them, ten of the twelve spies came back with a discouraging report, saying they were as grasshoppers compared to the giant people in the land.  (Numbers 13:31-33)  They even went as far to suggest they'd be better off going back to Egypt where they had been slaves! (Numbers 14:2-4) These spies were convinced all Israel would be overtaken by the inhabitants of the land, even though this was the land God promised them.

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Explaining the foolishness of their fears, L.E Romaine points out,
“God had given them water from the rock, given them manna, fought all their battles up to that point, and all of a sudden [they believed] God couldn’t take them any further. That’s what happens to us.
God can get you saved, give you everlasting life, and prepare a place for you. So we’re willing to believe, “Yeah, okay I’ve got everlasting life. I go to be with the Lord. I don’t have to worry about it—that’s all been taken care of. What I’ve got to worry about now is to see how am I going to get the rent?”
Since I totally believe the Lord has already provided for my greatest need of salvation, resting in the truth that my eternity in Heaven is secure, then what lesser things do I ever need to worry about? God tells us in Philippians, "Don't worry about anything; Instead pray about everything. Tell God what you need and thank Him for all He has done. Then you will experience God's peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus." (Phil. 4:6-7) Joshua and Caleb who brought back the only faith-filled report, from spying out the land, were filled with a peace that surpassed all understanding because they had the utmost confidence in the Lord to meet any and all of their needs. (Numbers 13:27-30) Time and again they had witnessed and experienced God's faithfulness.

The other ten spies, as well as the camp of Israel had also tasted and seen that God is good, but they had forgotten the multitude of God's mercies. (Psalm 106:7) How easy it is for me to get overwhelmed with the headaches and heartaches of life when the multitude of God's mercies is not in the forefront of my mind. By choosing to meditate on His mercies rather than on my problems, I am blessed with the peace that surpasses all understanding. Problems are inevitable (John 16:33; Matt. 6:34) However we can rest easy in the promises and faithfulness of God. Because Jesus has met out greatest need, of salvation, we can trust Him to take care of the rest of our needs--however great they may be.

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One of my favorite Bible promises declares, "And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19 I love this verse because God promises to meet all our needs, not just some of our needs or just the really big needs, but ALL our needs. God's proven Himself faithful to provide Salvation for us.  He is more than able to provide  and deliver us from whatever trials we  may be facing. Whatever problems we are facing today, let's give them to the Lord in prayer, fully expecting Him to deliver us in His perfect way. (Prov. 3:5) and do as Jesus counseled Jarius, “Do not be afraid; only believe.” Mark 5:36

Question for you: How has God shown Himself faithful in your life?



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43 comments:

  1. New follower from the hop. I really enjoyed this post! Look forward to more!
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    1. Thank you so much! So glad this blessed you! I look forward to visiting your blog. Great name for it, too! :) God bless you richly!

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  2. It truly is an everyday kind of trust, and that makes it exciting and personal! Thank you.

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    1. I agree, Barbara! Trusting God daily and anticipating the good things the Lord is going to work each day is very exciting! God bless you lots!

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  3. God shows Himself so faithful in the little, every day. Where I struggle is some of the bigger questions - where He doesn't answer right away or I'm protesting His answer. It is so easy to assume that His no or His wait is unfaithfulness - but that is denying Who God is.

    appreciated your thoughts, today!

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    1. Yes, Richelle, "God shows Himself so faithful in the little, every day." He is so faithful! Even if I am faithless...even still He shows Himself faithful. He is so good to us! When I'm waiting on an answer to prayer, or unhappy about the circumstances that unfolded, I rest in the promise that no good thing does God withhold from me because by faith, I am blameless in Christ.(Psalm 84:11)I also love the song "While I'm Waiting" by John Waller. Here's the official video for this song on YouTube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q0F2pyZyjdo&feature=player_embedded Even when the answer to prayer is not the answer I had hoped for, I thank God He doesn't withhold any good thing and that He has great plans for me (Jer.29:11)as I wait to see the amazing ways God is working my trial to good. (Romans 8:28) God bless you much!

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  4. Saving me from my terribly sinful death and granting me eternal life. Walking me through life day by day... I could actually go on and you know! He is so faithful...
    Thanks for this post friend,just liked your page from Mom's Mingle. Have a super blessed day!
    Love

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    1. Ugochi, that is beautiful! Your examples of God's faithfulness reminds me of David's Psalm 103, as he praises God for the many blessings God has so richly lavished upon us--all because He loves us! He is so faithful! God bless you richly!

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  5. I love the story of the twelve spies. I would have loved to see Calab's eyes--full of the wonder of apple sized grapes and splendor. God's answers to my needs are always over-abundant.

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    1. Pamela, I love the story of the twelve spies too. Such a contrast in faith and unbelief. I believe, when we see our trials through God's eyes, like Caleb and Joshua, we see no reason to fear, and every reason to trust in the Lord. God bless you lots!

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    1. Yes! Oh how I love the promise of Philippians 4:19! God bless you much!

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  7. I want to be in the two ... that believe. Not the ten ... who forget God's faithfulness.

    Fondly,
    Glenda

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    1. Amen, Glenda! That is my heart, too! To know God so well, as Joshua and Caleb did, that when trials come, rather than fearing the unknown, I am excited to see how the Lord is going to provide and deliver, as He has been so faithful to do in my life all along. God bless you richly!

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  8. He has been so faithful in everything. Every time he meets a need of mine, I find my faith in Him growing more. I could not imagine my life without Him in it.

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    1. Yes, Jennifer! He is so faithful! I know exactly what you mean: "Every time he meets a need of mine, I find my faith in Him growing more." That is so true! I shudder to think what my life would be like today if Jesus hadn't got a hold of my heart 20 years ago. We are so blessed! God bless you lots!

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  9. Wonderful post. This is a message I could (and probably should) hear DAILY. It's easy to worry and then get lost in that worry. Great verse, will definitely be posting it where I can read it all day long!

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    1. Thanks, Heather! I agree, it is easy for me to get lost in worry once I allow my mind to meditate on my problems rather than on the promises of God. But if I catch myself starting to worry, I can take those thoughts captive, and direct my thoughts to God's promises and past faithfulness in my life and then experience the peace that surpasses all understanding, regardless of my circumstances. (Isaiah 26:3; Phil. 4:6-7) That is a great idea, Heather, to post Phil. 4:19 where you can read it all day long! Such a great way to keep your mind fixed on Jesus and the promises from His Word. God bless you much!

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  10. God has done so much, so incredibly much, for me, in the most amazing ways sometimes, I should never fret, worry, fear, or grumble about anything. How miserable it is that I still can fall into those attitudes! -- not usually about circumstances in which He's provided and delivered me before, but I sometimes still have trouble transferring the principles from those areas to strange new ones. I remember complaining about this to a friend and saying, why doesn't God give me a trial I can handle, like shortage of cash (or whatever)? "Silly!" she said. "He isn't going to give you a lesson you already learned!"
    Still learnin'!

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    1. Sylvia, I know how you feel. I can slip into those attitudes of worry and complaining, too, when things go wrong. But as I turn my thoughts back to God's past faithfulness and His promises to me from His Word, I am encouraged once again. I believe God never gives us a trial we can handle without Him because if He gave us trials we could handle, we'd easily resolve our own problems, and have no reason to cry out to God and look to Him as our Deliverer. We'd never come to the end of our rope, or be in a position ever to recognize our need for Jesus' deliverance. (Mark 10:27) But because God always gives me trials that cause me to depend on Him, I have the blessed joy of experiencing God's incredible comfort, peace, help, and deliverance (Psalm 34:17-19) I never would had known otherwise if He had only ever given me trials I could handle. Hope that encourages your heart. Still learnin' here, too. God bless you richly!

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    2. Exactly! That has been my experience, too. "When I am weak, then am I strong!"Thanks.

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  11. This blog post is from a year ago but still applies today: http://ajewelinthemaking.com/2011/12/blessings-memories-and-the-laundromat.html

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    1. Thank you, Clarinda for sharing that beautiful post about God's faithfulness in your life. It's so wonderful hearing the good things that the Lord is doing. God bless you lots!

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  12. Beautiful post. Thanks for adding the song.
    Have a great Wednesday,
    Sherry

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    1. Thanks, Sherry! That is one of my all time favorite Third Day songs. So beautiful! God bless you much!

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  13. Amen! He really does *always* provide for every need - just not always how we're expecting, or when we first ask. We have to learn how to wait on Him, and rest in Him. And trust Him fully.

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    1. Well said, Elizabeth! I love how you put this, "We have to learn how to wait on Him, and rest in Him. And trust Him fully." So true! Sometimes it is easier said than done, but the more we recognize God's goodness and faithfulness in our life, and cling to His promises, the easier it is to wait on, rest in, and trust Him. God bless you richly!

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  14. Lovely post.
    It seems like my needs have been met recently, and I feel blessed.
    God is faithful in my life by helping me meet my challenges every day with a smile.

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    1. Thanks, Melissa! So blessed to hear about God's faithfulness in your life, and I love that he helps you "meet my challenges every day with a smile." That's fantastic! God bless you much!

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  15. Oh, I love this reference to the grasshoppers and the giants in the land. Our God has saved me from the very depths of hell, and yet at times I still behave as a grasshopper being attacked by giants...struggling to remember to "not be afraid; only believe.” Thank you for this beautiful post and for including the verses...there's so much power and strength in God's word!

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    1. Mary, I'm so glad this blessed you! I have those moments,too where I struggle to "not be afraid; only believe.” I look forward to the day when our faith shall be as sight. It will be glorious! Until then, I'm thankful that no good thing does God withhold from us (Ps. 84:11), He has good plans for us (Jer. 11:29), and He's working everything in our life to good (Rom. 8:28). You're absolutely right, "There's so much power and strength in God's word!" God bless you lots!

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  16. I have been privileged to witness first hand the Lord's provision. And it has left an indelible mark on my life and prepared me for where I am today. The Lord was so faithful to leave us His Word that we can turn to when we are discouraged, so we can read stories of the times He saved and provided for His people. Stopping by from Thoughtful Thursday. Blessings from Croatia: Rosilind from A Little R & R: www.littlerandr.org

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    1. This is beautiful, Rosilind! I love how you said this, "I have been privileged to witness first hand the Lord's provision. And it has left an indelible mark on my life and prepared me for where I am today." Fabulous. I am so thankful God gave us His Word to guide us and encourage us throughout life. God bless you much!

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  17. What a wonderful post! So full of many, many promises! We are like grasshoppers in God's eyes... But HE provides all we need. Bless you and Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Thanks, Kathleen! So glad this blessed you! Yes, "He provides all we need." I am so thankful for that truth! God bless you richly and Merry Christmas to you, too!

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  18. "Because Jesus has met out greatest need, of salvation, we can trust Him to take care of the rest of our needs--however great they may be." I love how true this is! And how L.E. Romaine points this out so clearly! It all boils down to faith...doesn't it? Blessings!

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    1. Thanks, Mindy! Yes, I love how God's great care of me before assures me that He will take great care of me in the future. Romaine is one of my favorite teachers. I love how he just cuts to the chase and tells it like it is. As you said, "It all boils down to faith." So true! God bless you lots!

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  19. God shows himself faithful in my life by providing everything I need, and almost everything I want!

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    1. Rachel, that is so beautiful! He is so faithful to provide. "No good thing does He withhold..." (Psalm 84:11) God bless you much!

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  20. Brooke...great reminder that God provides. I have witnessed him faithful in my life. Thank you for sharing at WJIM. Have a blessed week.

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    1. Thanks! What a joy it is to personally witness Him faithful in our life. Thank you for sharing. God bless you richly!

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  21. What about when He doesn't supply your needs? When you CAN'T recall 'all the times He has been faithful'?
    I've been through several extended periods of not being able to afford food or heating. I'm in one right now. I'm a Christian with a strong faith, and I beg God to provide, but He doesn't. I go hungry and cold.
    Sure, I'm not actually dead. But is that really all I can expect from an abundant God?

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    1. Thank you for your honesty and sharing from your heart. To answer your questions: There are times when everything is going wrong and it may appear that God is not supplying our needs, when the Bible promises He will. I have to remember that how God provides for my needs may differ from how I think He should provide. But I can rest that His plans for me are good, not to harm me, to give me hope and a future. (Jer. 29:11) He'll never leave me or forsake me. (Deut. 31:6), He's working everything in my life to good, (Rom. 8:28) and ultimately He will provide (Phil. 4:19). For me, I struggle to recall the past goodness of God in my life when I haven't already written down the ways He's blessed me, delivered me, or provided for me while they are still fresh in my memory. His mercies are new every morning (Lam. 3:22-23) so I know everyday He will give me blessings and reasons to be thankful. I'll be sure to remember those, later in the midst of hardship, if I make it a point each day to record the blessings of my day.

      I'm so sorry to hear your really going through a difficult time right now. I know you're pouring your heart out to God in prayer, and though it appears He's not hearing you or not doing anything to deliver you, just know that He loves you more than you can imagine and has good plans for you. It may be hard to see that now while you're really hurting, but in time you will see the good things God was doing all along to see you through this hard time. Though our faith in the Lord is strong, we still will face difficult times. But the good news is the Lord promises to deliver us from each and every frustration, difficulty, and hard time. Not one of our trials will last. My favorite verses to remind me of that truth, when I'm going through something hard, are Ps. 34:17-19:

      The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; He delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit. The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all.

      That is what you can expect from God who abundantly loves you. Praying your season of suffering ends soon and that God will give you comfort and peace as you wait on His deliverance.

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Thank you for taking the time to share. May God bless you richly!