What I Need

November 22, 2017

And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of His glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19 NIV

Sometimes it’s hard to be thankful.

God is showing me the answer to life undone is often praise and gratitude.

Instead of giving me what I want, God in His wisdom gives me what I need.

God and I don’t always agree on what this means.

Sometimes it means I need a hard lesson.

Sometimes I need famine instead of feast.

God is a perfect, loving Father and His concern isn’t my immediate pleasure but rather, my eternal good.

He meets every need.

I remember a time when my son was small and there was no money to buy food. We came home to find a bag of groceries on our front step with a note that read, “The Lord put it on our hearts to bring you dinner – He didn’t tell us to fix it.”

God knew I needed a moment of laughter and friendship to fill my worn out heart.

He showed me I can trust Him to show up.

He helped me see His faithfulness.

I’ve never forgotten that bag of groceries or what it meant to a young, scared mom.

Years later, I try to see opportunities where God might meet needs through me.

The Father’s arms are open wide – He provides for needs in unexpected ways.

It makes me thankful.

More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

2 Comments
    1. Hi Liz, I am Laurie Kamunen’s friend in TN. I know I often comment on Facebook but I wanted to comment here today. Your words mean so much to me. I too have been in a place where God met my needs. There was a time when we had nothing but we were never hungry and always had a place to live. Our lives are very blessed now and it’s amazing what God has done in the last 10 years in our family life. We “pay it forward” whenever we see a need. So many of our friends helped us when we needed it. I look back on a very rough few years and see God’s hand all over it. It wasn’t easy but the transition I have seen in my family is incredible. Thank you again for your words. I hope to meet you some day. Kay Ruleman

      1. Hi Kay! Thank you so much for sharing your story. I loved reading how God walked you through tough times to blessing – what a powerful testimony! I would love to meet you one day as well!

        Thank you again for sharing your story with me – it’s one of my favorite things to hear/read people’s testimonies. Please consider leaving your testimony on the Share Your Story page on my website – the idea behind it is to create a place of encouragement and hope where people can read true stories of God’s faithfulness and love. Thank you for reading, sharing and commenting – your story sincerely touched and blessed me.

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