God’s Provision

Posted by Worldview Warriors On Sunday, November 27, 2016 0 comments

by Ami Samuels

One morning as I was listening to Christian radio, a young woman was sharing her testimony. She was sharing about her family’s loss. Her father, who was a pastor, passed away unexpectedly. Her mother, who had a chosen to stay at home and raise their children, was having a hard time finding a job to provide for her family.

The young woman went on to say that her mother kept telling them that God would provide, but she was struggling because she couldn’t see his provision. Then she said as she looked around she began to see God’s provision. They moved in with relatives and the church gave them money to meet most of their needs.

This story made me think of the scripture verse of John 14:27: “I do not give to you as the world gives.” This family was searching and praying for a job to fulfill their need, but God showed up through his people with funds and a place to live.

Jesus doesn’t give as the world gives. I think we miss where God is providing in our lives because the provision isn’t what we prayed for, or how the world might provide.

I know in my life I have prayed and prayed for an answer to prayer. God has answered that prayer, but not how I had imagined it would turn out. Sometimes the answer was better than I could have imagined it, and other times the answer was no, or not now.

Where is God blessing you in your life? Take a few minutes today and thank Him for his provision and answered prayers.

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