The other day as I was driving through town, I was listening to “Promises” by Maverick City Music. What a great reminder of all that God has promised us as His children. He is a faithful God who keeps every promise.
Many of us need this reminder. When the economy fails or when we are in difficult or discouraging seasons, we need the reminder that God is faithful and He keeps His promises. With that in mind, I thought I’d give you 5 promises of provision that you can meditate on this week. When you are tempted to doubt, go back to these promises and ask the Holy Spirit to stir up faith in your heart.
5 Promises of God’s Provision
“The LORD is my shepherd, I lack nothing” (Psalm 23:1). Because the self-sustaining, all-powerful, glorious, eternal God is my shepherd, I lack nothing! Nada. Zilch. Not a thing. All that I need is found in my all-sufficient God. As I root my life and all that I am in the all-sufficiency of Christ alone, I realize, I have everything I need. His presence. His power. His provision. All of it is found in His very nature. Meditate on that for a while and watch stress and anxiety fade.
“Our barns will be filled with every kind of provision” (Psalm 144:13). In Psalm 144, David writes about how God is the God of victory. He will supply every kind of provision for us. Our spiritual provision comes from Him. He is our righteousness. Our emotional provision comes from Him. He loves us completely. And, our financial provision comes from Him. All that we need He will supply.
“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future” (Jeremiah 29:11). God promises that His plans for us are good. Even when He allows suffering in our lives, His plans are to shape us more completely into the image of His Son, Jesus Christ. Our future is secure even when we can’t see it. We are promised hope. God is for you, friend! He wants you to know that your future is secure. His provision is enough for all eternity.
“Give and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap” (Luke 6:38). Though our faith journey is not transactional – in other words, you can’t earn God’s favor – there is the law of divine reciprocity. As you live a generous life, others will be generous as well. Think about harvest. You can only harvest what you’ve planted. As you plant seeds of generosity, the harvest comes back to you. I know of countless stories where folks have given away their last bit of money, only to have others be generous towards them. I can’t explain it all, but I can tell you this: God honors a generous spirit. As you give, God will provide for your needs.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). I like to remind myself on a daily basis that my truest satisfaction in life comes from Christ. He is the center of it all. The promise is as clear as day – He will provide all we need. Not necessarily all we want. But all we need. To realize this promise there is an element of surrender that needs to happen in our lives. It seems that through our faith journey there is an ongoing battle between our will and God’s. In our human nature, we are tempted to think we know what is best for us. However, God alone knows what is best for us and He promises that if you need it, He will provide.
The journey of faith can feel exhausting at times. Why don’t you print out these promises and let your mind focus on them? Praise God by faith that they are true, and that God, in His perfect character, always keeps His promises. Then rest. Relax. He’s got it all. You can trust Him.
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