Our theme for this week's Thankful Thursday is God's provision.
What a timely topic with the economic uncertainty facing so many people. As I talk to friends, read blogs and listen to the news, I hear so many stories of people losing homes and jobs. I know I've not seen anything like this during my lifetime.
So, it's good to be reminded that God is sovereign and sees all that's going on in the world. And today I will focus on being thankful for His provision.
"And my God shall supply all your needs according to His
riches in glory in Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19 (NIV)
The Lord Will Provide
I notice that the Philippians verse does not say ...all of my wants.
God knows what I need according to His wisdom. I may not understand but I am learning each day to trust Him ...with today.
I recently spent the day with a few friends. Anna May and Jack will be leaving in May to go to Canada for five months. They go on mission to work with churches, offer hospitality and do lots of prayer walking.
Hmm ...good exercise, Anna May.
We even got to speak with our good friend Susan who is serving in China. Helen put her on the speaker phone so we could all talk with her.
We miss you, Susan!
Throughout the day, we shared stories. One of my friends told us about how she prayed when she first became a Christian. It was many years ago and her husband had walked out and left her with two small daughters. She struggled to put food on the table.
She looked to God to provide and she prayed about everything. Nothing was too small. She said that she had worn out all of her bras and had no money to buy new ones. So she prayed and asked God for bras.
And guess what?
Before she knew it, people were giving her hand me down clothes and included were an assortment of bras in all colors. And they just happened ...to be the right size!
So, what did she do?
She thanked the Lord for ...His provision!
It was a good lesson for me to hear. I may not need bras but I can go to Jehovah-Jireh with all of my needs and He will provide ...according to His perfect will.
So, on this Thankful Thursday I am so thankful for God's provision. I am thankful that I can boldly come before His throne of grace and that He hears me and will answer. And that gives me peace regardless of my circumstances.
What about you? Do you look to God for your provision? Has He been faithful? I think it's good to share the stories of His faithfulness with others.