We have much in common with the
problems that people faced when Jesus was physically present on Earth.
People have been in need since there have been people on the face of the
Earth. God knows that we are needy people. It is my belief that we
forget that Jesus is able to not only meet our needs, but the needs of
others, all at the same time. Jesus is our GREAT PROVIDER! Sometimes we
foolishly forget how much of a provider the Lord is. Often we send
others away in their time of need forgetting we serve a God who provided
manna from heaven for millions in the wilderness. So, if God is the
same yesterday, today and forevermore, then the same God who provided
for the 5000 or so in the wilderness is the same God who will provide
for us today. He is the GREAT PROVIDER!
Sometimes we see our needs as being
too large to even ask God to handle or too small for Him to be
concerned with. Like the disciples, we must be reminded of the God of
history. God who clothes the lilies and who sustained an entire
generation with water and food in a barren wilderness is the same God
who will take care of you and me.
God is Jehovah-Jireh
He is the Creator and Sustainer of
everything, therefore it is His responsibility to take care of
everything. There is a song in an old hymn that says, "All I have
needed, God's hand has provided, great is Thy faithfulness..." Is'nt it
wonderful to know that God is our great provider. Whatever your
need is, it is entirely God's concern. Allow Him to instruct you in
the midst of it all, and yield to His instruction. Never allow your own
limited vision to talk you out of depending solely on God because He is
the God who will provide.