TRUSTING GOD WITH OUR NEEDS
When 2 million Israelites were in the desert traveling to the land that God had promised them, God provided food for them. When the Israelites woke up every morning, they would gather manna (bread from heaven) from the ground, and in the evening, they caught quail for food (Exodus 16). There was not a single day that they starve to death. God was always faithful to provide everything that they needed. God provided food for them because they want all of them to trust Him.
In the same manner, God wants us to trust Him with all of our needs. However, there are times that we are having difficulty trusting Him with our needs because we are prone to trust in our own ability to provide for ourselves. It isn't easy when we do not have money to pay for our bills. As I continue to help people in the Vickery community, I have seen God providing the needs of so many people. There was a family of four who lost their jobs because of COVID-19. They could not pay their rent, so they reached out to me to see if I could help them. I didn't have the resources they needed, but I knew that God could provide for their needs. So I prayed for them and trusted God to keep their apartment because they didn't have any place to go. The wife was pregnant and was sick because of pregnancy. To make a long story short, God provided for their needs by touching someone to help them.
As I witness how God is providing for so many people, God is always reminding me that we can trust Him with all of our needs. As our nation struggles to cope with the COVID-19 pandemic, many people realize that our economy is very vulnerable. At any moment, people can get sick and lose their jobs. Our savings can be depleted in an instant. However, just like God provided for 2 million Israelites in the desert, God can provide for our needs. Let us not put our trust in the things of this world, but trust in God alone. As we trust God with our needs, we will then live in confidence that God will take care of our needs no matter what happens in the future. This is not a blind faith, but it is a faith that is based on the truth of God.
Ask yourself these questions: Do I trust God with my current situation and my future? Do I truly believe in my heart that God is my provider?
Write down all the worries that you are facing today and lift them up to God.
Father in Heaven, thank you that you will always be there for me no matter what happens tomorrow. Please help me to trust you completely with all of my needs. Please help me now with (mention your prayer requests). In the name of Jesus, I pray. Amen.