And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus. – Philippians 4:19
I don’t go to the grocery store very often, but I’m always amazed when I do. I live in a large city so our grocery stores are well-stocked. I can find almost anything I want to eat at the corner grocery store, everything from broccoli to butterscotch pudding, from peas to pretzels, from carrots to caramels.
Of course, even my big city grocery doesn’t stock every food item. If I want venison or rabbit, I’d have to know someone who hunts. And many foreign food items can only be purchased in specialty shops.
I’ve found someone though who can supply all my needs. I’m not talking about just food. Although this supplier owns the cattle on a thousand hills so I’m sure He could also rustle me up a few hamburgers.
God can supply all my needs “according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.” Everything I could ever possibly need, God can supply. His storehouse overflows with more riches than we can possibly imagine.
If I need wisdom, I can go to God. He provided wisdom to Solomon so that he could discern good from evil. He can supply me wisdom if I only ask Him.
If I need joy, I can go to God. He provided joy to Paul even in the midst of trials. He can supply me joy if I only ask Him.
If I need peace, I can go to God. He provided peace to Hannah, letting her know her prayer for a son would be answered. He can supply me peace if I only ask Him.
If I need strength, I can go to God. He provided physical strength to Samson so that he could kill a lion with his bare hands. He provided spiritual strength to Stephen so he could focus on God in the midst of being stoned. He can supply me strength if I only ask Him.
If I need love, I can go to God. He provided His own Son in the greatest act of love this world will ever see. He can supply me love if I only ask Him. In fact, He supplies me love even without asking Him.
What need do you have? Ask God. His storehouse overflows with abundance of wisdom, joy, peace, strength, love … everything that you can possibly need. Man may never be able to supply your every need, but God can. And He will.
– Jason Mitchener is an author, artist, songwriter, speaker, and aspiring screenwriter from Phoenix, Arizona. You can find out more about him at http://www.JasonMitchener.com or you can read his personal development blog at http://www.ForwardHabit.com. You can also follow him on Twitter at @jasonmitchener.