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, 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.

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

 
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20 comments:

  1. Hi Brooke! I am coming over from A Little R and R.

    Trust is such an issue with me, and I see that I need to pray for more faith to be more trusting. Your highlighting the men who were afraid of Canaan is a great point. If I listen to negative people, that's not going to help either.

    God says don't be afraid of anything. I need to do that better.
    Nice to see you again!
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks, Ceil! Yes, it's a good idea not to listen to those negative people who'd steer you away from trusting God and going into all that He has promised you. At the same time those ten spies with the bad report remind me of the power of my words and how I never, ever want to say anything that would rob someone of their courage and dissuade them from trusting God and taking Him at His Word. God bless you enormously!

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  2. I love this verse.. It reminds me that not only does He provide all of my needs, but that He knows what I TRULY need, and what I don't..
    (visiting you through Prowess and Pearls blog hop)

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    1. Well said, Ren! "Not only does He provide all of my needs, but He knows what I TRULY need, and what I don't." That is such a comforting truth about the Lord! I love knowing that about Him when I pray. God bless you immeasurably!

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  3. "However we can rest easy in the promises and faithfulness of God." Amen! Stopping in from "Doing You Well" link up and grateful God brought me here. Beautiful and powerful post.
    Blessings to you.
    Beth

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    1. Thanks, Beth! So glad this blessed you! God bless you abundantly!

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  4. Great post Brooke. I needed this reminder today.

    Thank you for linking up with Woman to Woman's Word Filled Wednesday! God bless!

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    1. Thank you, Jenifer! So glad you were encouraged! God bless you tremendously!

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  5. Sometimes I forgot that God already knows what I need BEFORE I need it. That He created me and knows ALL. I have great faith, but sometimes my trust is lacking. Thank you for the reminder. You are my neighbor at Playdates.

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    1. Good point, Kim! "God already knows what I need BEFORE I need it. That He created me and knows ALL." It's so comforting to know when I pray God already knows my need and what will truly be the solution to my problem or answer to my prayers. Sometimes I think I know what those things are, but God knows best. God bless you richly!

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  6. What great song to begin a Monday! I love the encouragement in your post! Thank you! Have a great week! Linking after you at Ann's

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    1. Thanks, Rachael! I love that song by Third Day! So glad this blessed you! God bless you immensely!

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  7. Such faith and certainty in all you write - your conviction really shines through.

    Thanks for linking up!

    Sarah @ A Cat-Like Curiosity

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    1. Thank you so much, Sarah, for your sweet and encouraging words! God bless you enormously!

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  8. Blessings, Brooke! I am encouraged by this Word today - my constant prayer as I step out in faith beyond anything ever in my life! How faithful God has been! My breakthrough moment came through "One Thousand Gifts" - chronicled in the post I've linked into today's linky at A Holy Experience. I expect to see you there more often.
    Joy!!
    Kathy

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    1. Thanks, Kathryn! So glad this blessed you! I look forward to checking out your post. God bless you tremendously!

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  10. I needed to hear that. I got an eviction notice cause I can't pay my rent...

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    1. So glad this was timely for you. God will help you. Praying God fills you with peace as you wait on Him to provide. God bless you abundantly!

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