Do you truly believe that God is able to meet all your needs? I ask myself this question multiple times throughout the day. “Am I trusting Him to take care of this need?” It can be difficult, especially when the odds seem like their against us. However, I’ve learned over the past year or so that God can move in ways that exceed my expectations. Not only does He go above and beyond our ways of thinking, but He does it in His time and in His way.
When I reflect on this past year and all the obstacles I’ve faced, I begin to see how the Lord uses everything to draw me closer to Him. When I am afraid, I go to Him for shelter. If I’m worried or doubting in God’s ability to act in a certain way, I’m reminded of all His promises that are written throughout the Bible. There is not a day that goes by where I don’t read my Bible because when I don’t, I tend to feel lost.
Jesus knows our every need, see’s our every tear and hears all of our prayers. He reminds us how important it is to “seek Him first” because when we place God first in our lives, He takes care of the rest.
Today was one of those days where I woke up and automatically felt ungrateful because I didn’t feel well rested enough and had a pounding headache. Despite any unwanted feelings, I wanted to make the most out of today because the weather outside was gorgeous and my mom and I had planned to do things around the yard.
I’ve learned from experience that this is one of the enemy’s tactics to get me to fall into the trap of self-doubt or self-pity. While I knew that this was not the first time he has tried to bring me down the moment I woke from my sleep, I quickly responded in prayer to God about what I was facing.
My response to feeling weighed down by the worries of today was to go to God in prayer. I gave Him all of my needs and in return, He gave me the promise of His rest and peace throughout the day.
Trusting in God to fulfill our every need requires faith. It’s not something we should manipulate or try to do apart from Him, but rather giving Him the authority to rule in every area of our lives.
The best way to avoid trying to meet our own needs is simply by accepting the fact that we are not in control. Jesus said, “First seek the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things shall be added unto you.” Mathew 6:33
The question I should be asking myself is “Am I seeking His Kingdom first?” If not, why? What is preventing me from fully trusting that the Creator of all things will fill each and every need that I have?
I’ve learned that trusting Him with my life only leads to blessing, which is why I have made the decision to wait on Him to take care of each and every need.