The God who loves us is a God of providence.
The Bible says that He is Jehovah Jireh, our Provider, one who knows exactly what we need, and out of His loving care for us, He provides.
When Jesus says, “Come follow me…” (Matthew 4:19), He was asking Peter and Andrew to follow Him wholeheartedly, trusting that the decision made is the best one for their lives, taking into consideration their basic needs and their future plans.
When Jesus made that statement, He did not specify all the benefits, provision and expectations He had for them.
It was a trust journey.
It is and will always be a trust journey when it comes to running this race of life with God.
The very essence of following someone is to keep our eyes focused on that someone, to stay close to that someone, to constantly communicate with that someone with regards to the journey, to put our absolute trust on that someone in where He is leading.
God has a destiny and a destination for you, what He wants you to be and where He wants you to be at different seasons of your life.
However, because of His very loving and nurturing nature, He will not necessarily reveal all His plans to you at one time.
He yearns for you to walk with Him, bug Him for signs and clues, question Him for answers, seek Him for directions, lean on Him to draw strength and ask Him for wisdom.
God longs for the process, much more than the product because He knows that if the process was the priority, the product is inevitable.
Our Heavenly Father treasures relationships above results, communion over control, loving the continuous conversations between a Father and child.
God desires to hold your hands and bring you along, lift your faith and stretch your capacity to trust and lean on Him, test your obedience and commitment to Him and to ultimately see you live a purposeful & victorious life.
Apostle Paul shared,
“And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from His glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus.” (Philippians 4:19)
and this means that in Christ, you will be well taken care of no matter what the circumstances may be.
Where God guides, He will definitely provide.
When and to what extent does He provide?
This is in the department where God is in charge, not us.
When you allow God’s guidance and leading to be accessible in your life, you’re embracing God’s sovereignty, trusting in His timing and providence for your life.
God knows your needs, and when you need it most.
Points for Reflection & Prayer:
In this season of much uncertainties, what areas do you need to entrust to God for His providence?
What are some challenges that are hindering you from trusting God? What is God saying to you today?
How does Proverbs 3:5-6 speak to you about the God who provides?