Word for Today – Philippians 4:19

God Will Fully Satisfy Every Need

I don’t feel qualified to write about satisfaction. To be quite honest, I really don’t even understand everything about it. I only know is that as I read God’s Word, these words jumped off the page and wrapped themselves around my head like a spider web dotted with super glue.

Most of us would probably agree than it is impossible for anyone here on earth to fully satisfy our every need even though deep down we expect certain people to try. Experience tells me that no matter how much I love my husband, sons, and friends, they are not capable of satisfying my every need.

“God will fully satisfy every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NRSV).

My head tells me that God is the maker of such miracles, but my heart struggles to grasp that concept. For example, why do people starve? Why are so many children exploited in horrendous ways? I understand that we have to look at some of life’s perplexing questions from a spiritual perspective; after all, the verse says that we will be satisfied “according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.” I believe that, but I don’t always get it. I guess that’s because when it comes to spiritual things, God’s ways are not my ways.

I have learned one thing about God . . . Father knows best! My human side occasionally questions that premise, especially when I am stung with pangs of disappointment after fervent prayer. However, in my heart of hearts, I believe God has my best interest in mind. That eases the spiritual consternation I wrestle with. For example, when circumstances beyond my control make me late, I rarely fret. When something does not go as expected, God usually arranges it to work out better than my original plans. I know that God is working behind the scenes even if I don’t know why things happen like they do.

If I had to sum up my thoughts on God fully satisfying me, I would say that I trust that he does. After all, he’s God and I’m not. Trust helps me rest in him when I don’t understand how he is satisfying my every need, and that satisfies me.

Word for Today: Whether we understand it or not, God will fully satisfy every need.

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