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.