GOD PROVIDES OUR NEEDS!
"But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus." Philippians 4:19
HOPE FOR TODAY!
I received an email recently from Africa that questioned why God doesn't answer prayer when you have a need and have asked him several times. While reading this email I could feel the hurt that came from their heart. God never desires that our heart hurts because we feel our needs aren't being met. The book of Proverbs tells us,
"Hope deferred makes the heart sick." Proverbs 13:12
If we feel that our needs haven't been met, does that make God a liar?
“God is not a man that he should lie. Neither the son of man that he should repent.” Numbers 23:19
So why then do we seem to have needs that aren't met? First we need to look at three things…
1. Our expectations
2. Gods Will
3. Are we are asking amiss. (There is a right way to asking)
Are our expectations in line with God's will? Are we asking correctly or do we ask amiss as it is suggested in the Book of James 4:3? Sometimes we ask God for things, but are in need of patience. Sometimes we ask God for a need to be met without having the strength in faith to believe that he is able to do what he has promised. And sometimes we ask God for things that we feel is a need, but really may not be a need at all.
And…It may not come to us in our timing, but it will always come to us in God's perfect time. God always answers prayer. His answers are "Yes, No, and Wait." He will always supply our need though, if we don't have it yet, it's on the way, or we don't really need it like we think. Hang in there and have faith in God!
“The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want.” Psalm 23:1
GOD WILL ANSWER YOUR PRAYERS!