Thursday, March 31, 2016

God Meets My Needs

One thing that I am slow to remember and forget all too often is how gracious our God is, and just how He always meets my every need. While I may think I need one thing or another, God knows the exact thing I need in any given situation and never fails to meet me where I'm at with the exact thing I need. I find that it is often in good times that I forget that every good thing comes from God, and none of it is by my doing or my abilities. Sometimes, when life is going well, I forget to stop and thank Him for all that He does for me. I can always use a reminder of God's grace in my life, and maybe you can benefit from this too!

It does seem, however, when times get hard, I am also in need of a simple reminder as to where I need to put my faith and trust. When life gets tough, it is easy to get down and think that nothing is ever going to go right. However, I serve a limitless God, who’s power is never-ending. He can move mountains with a whisper, or make a universe with a single word. We know of His power and abilities, yet we try to carry ourselves on our own power and strength. Instead, we need to try a new way – simply letting go and trusting that God will provide (because He always does!) While it is easier said than done, it's still an important reminder!

Because I have Christ in my heart, I know that He will do what I cannot do alone. He can accomplish the impossible in my life. I need to remember that relying on God is important for eternal salvation, but also for everyday abilities here on Earth. God will carry you through situations that you face on a daily basis and make something beautiful out of the struggles. It is important to walk in the freedom that has already been won for you in Christ! It brings such peace to be reminded that Christ has all the power that I need and through Him I can do anything. I can do the things that seemed impossible on my own.

One story that I re-read recently and found to be so meaningful in this situation was Jesus feeding the 5,000. In my small group recently, we talked about how big of a deal this was! The 5,000 represented only the men present on the hill, which meant that there could have been nearly 13,000 people there that day. How crazy? Jesus asks His disciples how they thought they would be able to feed this many people with only a few loaves of bread and a few fish. The disciples were stressed, fearful, and only saw this situation as impossible. However, Jesus only asked the disciples this question to see where their faith and trust was. Jesus knew all along what He was going to do and how He was going to make the situation work. In the end, there was leftovers, even after feeding tens of thousands of people. The disciples gathered up the bread and fish in baskets, and ended with far more than they had even started with.

I see this playing out in my own life quite often. I see a situation that I don't know how I will tackle, and I question how I will do it. All God wants us to do is ask Him for help and to rely on Him when we don't know if we can do it. He already knows every detail of our lives and our story, and He has a wonderful way of making a bountiful outcome (like feeding the five thousand) out of what we view as a tough situation. Because of God's grace and provision, I know that in tough times, I will end out on top because I serve a God who meets me where I'm at!

What are your thoughts on this? Leave a comment down below!


  1. I totally agree with this. There are some things in my life that I'm struggling to overcome (for example, fear of the future). I'm trying to be braver & right now it seems impossible to overcome. But He can do anything, and I know He can definitely help me :) Thanks for posting this!

    1. Glad you liked the post! God is definitely bigger than all our fears and anxieties -- its a hard thing to overcome but praying He shows you this truth! :)