I’m wearing my Geek Badge proudly as I confess to you: I love packing my kids’ backpacks for the first day of school. The shiny folders. The unmarred notebooks. The textbooks just begging to be cracked open. And the spotless pencil box, filled with perfectly sharpened pencils, a clean glue stick, and every single one of the 24 crayons boxed in perfect order.
It doesn’t take long the backpack scene to descend into chaos, but on that first day, I am confident that my children have everything they need.
I love this new-pencil feeling because it feels good to have what you need. To have the confidence that no matter what you face, you are prepared.
If only I had this confidence every day. Instead, I look at my to-do list or my calendar, and I wonder, Do I have what it takes? Do I have what I need to get through this?
Maybe you’re wondering, too. What are you facing this week? What do you need? Strength? Hope? Courage? Peace? Wisdom? Someone to help you?
Philippians 4:19 promises we always have what we need: “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.”
Our Heavenly Father gives us strength. He is the source of our hope. His eternal victory gives us courage. Because we have peace with Him, we can have peace with others and peace in tough circumstances. He promises wisdom when we ask for it. The Maker of Heaven and Earth is our helper.
This month we’re going to study God’s provision. We’ll see that He has everything we need, and we can trust Him to care for us. There is no need you have that God cannot meet. He has all the supplies needed for your salvation, for every day of your life, and for your eternity.
No matter what you face this week, you can have confidence that God will supply everything you need.
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