Friday, July 24, 2009

Provision

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"Command those who are rich in this present world not to be arrogant nor to put their hope in wealth, which is so uncertain, but to put their hope in God, who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment."
1 Timothy 6:17

Recently,I have been talking to people about the economic times we are living in and the effect it has had on their lives. Many families are struggling and things are tighter than they have ever experienced. I wanted to encourage you today that regardless of your circumstances, God is your Provider. He will provide for you. It may not be right when you think that He should, but He will provide. 

I love that this scripture says not to put our "hope in wealth, which is so uncertain." These economic times have certainly taught us about the uncertainty of wealth. And although wealth makes everything a lot more comfortable, it is no one's source of joy. It may make you happy for a moment, but it is not true joy. 

So let us not put our hope in the provision itself, but rather in the Provider. Whether it be money, a baby, a husband, a friend, a reconciliation or something else that you are hoping for, don't wait on the thing, wait on Lord. Put your hope in Him and your strength will be renewed.

Please remember to approach Him in prayer, not as a beggar, but as His daughter or His son requesting that your Father provide what you need. 

Realize that I know how hard this is sometimes when it just seems like His timing is way off-that you have been waiting for so long. 


But, He is good all the time and all the time He is good.  

And He will provide.



6 comments:

Kelly's Ideas said...

Great post- we serve an Amazing God who Always provides for us in ALL ways.

Thanks
Kelly

Lisa Anne said...

That is so true. I can't wait to go to the Farmers Market this weekend your bowl of fruit makes me even more impatient for tomorrow to come.

Reviewer11 said...

I love what you said. YES! HE is our loving father and He looks out for us. We should be grateful to Him and love Him. Thanks for sharing and encouraging us. :) And thanks for posting at my blog. :D

from SITS :)

Nancy said...

Well I dont believe that God is an old man in the sky, deciding when we should receive anything. I do believe in God but not like that. I believe everyone could have everything if they just knew how to pray right!!!!! Your thoughts do it all, what you think, you recieve, be it good or bad and there is no reward and punishment, thats not how it works.
Like you say, begging God to help is not the way.

Prayer is thoughts sent up to God (or just out to the universe for those who dont believe in the actual word "God", with a visual of future happiness, and gratitude for what you have. Thats it! Thats all there is to it.

Look at your kids. When they are whining and begging and crying for something, you dont really want to give them anything. You want them to be grateful. You want them to be happy.
When they are nice to each other, and happy and ok with what they have, you want to give them more. Why is that? It just is. Thats how it is.

Silena said...

Thanks for this post ! He is and forever will be our Father who cares for every need we have. We need to be reminded of this.
Thanks, Silena

Ashley said...

I love this post. I've been telling my husband the same thing and reading from Power of the Praying Wife every night to him to reassure him that we just have to put our trust in God. Thanks for stopping by my blog ;)