“And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
— Philippians 4:19
Do you often find yourself at month’s end with more bills than you have money to pay? Do you have any needs that are going unmet? Well, Jesus Christ is our all in all; He meets all our needs, whatever they may be.
Too often, though, we miss out on His blessings because we foolishly cling to the tattered rags of our own ability; we constantly look to ourselves for our provision. But we don’t have to. Scriptures make it clear that God will take care of all our needs (and even some of our wants). Take, for example, the specific promise Paul recounts: “And my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19). Russ Johnston observes that this verse doesn’t say, “And my God shall supply all your needs according to your ability to make money;” rather, it says, “according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
I believe the “Jehovah texts” in the Old Testament can help us remember that Jesus will meet all our needs. The first of these, Jehovah-Shalom, means, “I am thy peace.” We can find our peace in God. When we need soothing, He will lead us beside still waters. A second such text, Jehovah-Rohi, means, “I am thy shepherd.” God will give us guidance throughout our lives. We don’t need to strike out on our own apart from Him; He will lead us wherever we need to go. Yet another, Jehovah-Jireh, means, “I am the One who provides.” Whatever our needs, Jehovah Himself will provide. And Jehovah-Shammah means, “I am the One who is there.” Wherever we are, whatever we need, God is there.
Don’t you feel comforted, knowing that through all the changes of life, through all the ups and downs of the economy—inflation, hyper-inflation, recession, or depression—God’s ability to provide never changes? What a sense of security we have when we rest in that fact. Today, lay your needs at Jesus’ feet. Ask Him to provide, then trust that He will fulfill His promise to “supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”