“And my God will supply every need of yours according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” ~Philippians 4:19
This truth of Scripture has become more real to me in the past couple of weeks. It is so natural for us as sinful humans to constantly focus on the areas of our lives where God is not working. But when we look instead for the ways in which He is blessing us, we will be wholeheartedly encouraged. Recently I have been noticing how unstable life can be; things are constantly changing. And how can you rest secure in anything that changes? Even relationships change over time, and this can be extremely painful.
“Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.” ~James 1:17
What a comfort it is, in the midst of a changing world, to trust in a God who never changes! And what a joy it is to trust in a God who blesses us abundantly with good and perfect gifts! I am learning that Jehovah Jireh, my Provider, knows my every need and will supply me with blessings and encouragement exactly in the way I need it. As my needs change from day to day and year to year, the Lord supplies my needs differently.
When He changes friendships, it is for His good purpose and for His glory. I have been struggling with this concept for a while. The things that He does in my life do not always seem “good.” I have wondered how the changes in my life can be good when it feels so painful. But the Lord is always faithful to bring my struggles to a place of peace.
What a comfort it has been to rest in the knowledge that He know my every need—physically, emotionally, spiritually—and that He will satisfy my needs according to His good purpose. Even though I still struggle, I am overwhelmed by the blessings that the Lord pours into my heart. Each day brings new blessings in new ways and meets my needs in a way I would not have considered possible. Reliance on Jehovah Jireh to provide has greatly increased my joy in receiving what He has to give me.
“Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us, to Him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.” ~Ephesians 3:20-21