through His Word
Have you ever known that God would provide something for you, but you weren’t sure of the details? How would He do it? When? How much were you supposed to do to help things move along? Did He just want you to wait? Details, details.
After a walk through the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., I am even more convinced that God is into the details of our lives. I saw minerals that boasted an array of spectacular colors—rose pink, turquoise, deep royal blue, transparent yellow. I held curious butterflies and was mesmerized by their fragile, spotted wings. I walked through halls displaying skeletons of numerous animals, showing God’s handiwork in piecing together living beings, giving them flexibility where they needed it and rigidity as well.
Details. God loves details. If you like to people watch as I do, you can see God’s handiwork in creating faces and personalities. He likes to “copy” faces, with little ones often looking like their parents. Think about how many kinds of species of animals exist. How many types of flowers. If God has gone to that much “trouble” to make His creations unique and beautiful, won’t He do what is needed to provide for His children whom He loves?
What are you trusting God for? The birds rely on the food God provides, and the flowers depend on His sun and rain to cultivate their beauty. How much more can we rely on God’s Son to walk with us through life, to show us where to go and what to do, and to provide for every need we have?
God’s Word reassures us: “And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19 NKJV). How rich is Christ? How glorious is the Son of God? He has the power to calm storms, multiply bread, and heal diseases of the body and the soul. He has defeated Satan and sin, so they can’t control us. He is a reflection of our heavenly Father who loves us perfectly and freely gives us all things (Romans 8:32).
Since God owns “the cattle on a thousand hills” (Psalm 50:10 NKJV), we can trust Him to provide for us on our hill. As we stay close to Him, He will help us to know what our part is in His plan and what we need to wait on Him to do. He’s into the details, and His plan is so good and so wonderful, we will miss out greatly if we don’t trust Him.
Have you seen that trusting God is better than trying to do something on your own? Please share your testimony of His provision in the comments below, and may God strengthen your heart to trust Him for what you need.
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