Philippians 4:19

My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  Philippians 4:19


Do you really believe God will meet all of your needs?  If so, worry will be absent from your life.  This is not the case for most people.  In spite of God's promised provision, much of their time is spent worrying.  Right after challenging us not to worry, the apostle Paul reminds us of God's promise to provide.  

What are you worrying about today?  Your family, finances, future?  Worry appears when hopes pull you in one direction, fears pull you in another, and you feel pulled apart.  It demonstrates that you place more confidence in the possibility of problems than you do in the promises of God.  It causes you to feel strangled.  

How do you win the war over worry?  Paul provides the answer in Philippians 4.  First, you present your worries to God (vv. 6,7).  Nothing you face catches God off guard.  Has it ever occurred to you that nothing ever occurs to God?  Persistent prayer will result in powerful peace, which ultimately defeats worry in your life.  Next, protect your thoughts (v. 8).  Think about the things that matter most.  Most of the things you worry about never happen.  Think instead about things that are true.  Finally, practice godly living (v. 9).  Do the things you know to do.  If you focus less on what you don't know and more on what you do know, life will be more enjoyable.  Focus on what you can actually do something about.  When you live according to this pattern, it becomes easier to trust God's provision.

In a world of uncertainty, worry may be natural, but the Christ-follower is called to live supernaturally.  Look at your life differently.  Place more confidence in God's promises than your problems.  An improper evaluation of your situation will always result in an inability to embrace God's supply.

Jesus, please forgive me for not trusting Your provision.  I confess the sin of worry in my life.  I believe that You will supply all my needs.  Thank You for this powerful promise.  Protect my thoughts today as I depend on You for worry-free living.  In Your name I pray.  Amen.