Glen and I went out walking today, as is our custom.Along the way we stopped at a coffee shop and I used the opportunity to look up some information on my tablet. Because I need a new contact prescription, I struggled to make out the writing on some of the pages I was reading. It was only when we prepared to leave and I was returning the tablet to it's place in my backpack, that I saw my glasses safe in the pocket. They were there all along, waiting for me to need them.
The Bible tells that the Lord has said, "And it shall come to pass, that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear," (Isaiah 65:24.)
Before I needed the glasses, they were already there. Before I realize I have any need at all, the Lord has already answered. It may not always seem like He has answered, but He has. Primarily, He has answered in the form of His Son.
"But my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." (Philippians 4:19.)
In some way, the Lord Jesus is the supply to every need we may ever have. It has been many, many years since I adopted this as my life motto:
"Confiance dans le Seigneur toujours pour lui que nous avons tous," or translated,
"Trust in the Lord always for having Him we have all."
The Lord may use various ways to manifest this supply, but the truth is still the same, "having Him, we have all." He is the one thing we need. Surely we will find many times throughout our life that He has supplied needs we never even knew we had at the time of the supply. Then there will be times the supply was there, but we did not avail ourselves of it due to unbelief -- like my glasses.
Let us determine to look for the rest of our days at a life filled with wondrous opportunities whereby the Lord has met our every need "according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus." As we do, our hearts will be more set at peace in the simple assurance that Christ -- our "all and in all" -- is the sum of everything we need.
"According as His divine power hath given unto us
all things that pertain unto life and godliness,
through the knowledge of Him that hath called us to glory and virtue:"
(2 Peter 1:3.)
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