Last night, I told my son, “Don’t get out of bed after I put you to sleep or we won’t be able to eat pie for breakfast.”
An hour later he was downstairs and next to me. It broke my heart. The fun of eating the mud pie we prepared the night before – for a breakfast party while my husband was out of town, was now going to have to be rescheduled. I wanted to give, but now I had to take away.
For many of us, we believe God is always taking away just like I did from my son. We believe God is constantly removing goodness from our life, food from our table and providence for our future – because, we figure, we are messing up somehow.
It is easy to fall into this mind of thinking: I must have done something wrong. God is angry at me. I’ll never be blessed. I’ll always be stuck.
Yet, looking at the Word of God, paints a much different picture. I hope these verses encourage you. I pray they remind you what a provider God is. You can never fall out of his love.
12 Verses to Remind You: God will Provide
And my God will fully supply your every need according to his glorious riches in the Messiah Jesus. (Phil. 4:19)
The lions may grow weak and hungry, but those who seek the LORD lack no good thing. (Ps. 34:10)
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD gives grace and glory; No good thing does He withhold from those who walk uprightly. O LORD of hosts, How! (Ps. 84:11-12)
Who provides food for the raven when its young cry out to God and wander about for lack of food? (Job 38:41)
So if you sinful people know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your heavenly Father give good gifts to those who ask him. (Mt. 7:11)
The poor will eat and be satisfied; those who seek the LORD will praise him may your hearts live forever! (Ps. 22:26)
He gives justice to the oppressed and food to the hungry. The LORD frees the prisoners. (Ps. 146:7)
The LORD will not allow a righteous person to starve, but he intentionally ignores the desires of a wicked person. (Prov. 10:3)
For it was I, the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt. Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it with good things. (Psalm 81:10 )
Everything that lives and moves about will be food for you. Just as I gave you the green plants, I now give you everything. (Gen. 9:3)
For he satisfies the thirsty and fills the hungry with good things. (Ps. 107:9)
The righteous eat to their hearts’ content, but the stomach of the wicked goes hungry. (Prov. 13:25)
Give us this day our daily bread. (Mt. 21:22)
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