“But my God shall supply all your needs according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” -Philippians 4:19
I will be the first to admit: I worry. Anxiety oozes out of me, especially before take off on an airplane. There’s even times when I sincerely doubt God is all I need. But regardless of what I think or feel, God’s word never lies. He “shall supply all our needs.”
Do you believe this? If you lost your job tomorrow, would God be enough? If you were diagnosed with terminal cancer, does this passage no longer apply? Of course it does.
God is with us every step of the way. No matter our circumstances or difficulties in life, he surely promised this: “I will never leave you nor forsake you (Heb. 13:5).”
The other day I was complaining to my better half–my wife, about finances, ministry, school, and family. After my two-minute tirade, she gently asked me these questions. Do you have a house? “Yes” I replied. Do you go to bed hungry? “Of course not” I retorted. Does your family support what you do? “Absolutely.”
It dawned on me that God has always supplied all of my needs according to his riches. The only thing that changed was my attitude; not the situation. I believe when we become anxious, bitter, and pessimistic, our outlook on life is what makes our situation depressing. It’s all a matter of perspective. If we perceive our circumstances as the glass half-full rather than half empty, we realize God hasn’t moved at all. It’s us who need to change.
Whenever you feel anxious or doubt God’s goodness, take a moment to write down all the blessings in your life. My list would be as follows: Thank you God for my health. Thank you for giving me the financial opportunity to attend school. Thank you Jesus for my wife and kids who love me.
Take a moment to write 5 examples of how God has blessed you or taken care of your needs. It is my sincere hope and prayer that you will look up and never forget there is a loving Father who loves you more than you can even imagine!