Do you ever worry over finances? Have needs crept up that you could not supply? Then join us as we discover how these chains of worry leave when we trust that God will care for us!
Promises of the Word
God’s promises are written from one end of His Word to the other. Many we know—in part—yet, by examining the Word closer, we realize that God’s promises are more numerous and wonderful than we can imagine!
“In Jesus we hear a resounding ‘yes’ to all of God’s many promises. This is the reason we say ‘Amen’ to and through Jesus when giving glory to God.”—2 Corinthians 1:20 (VOICE)
“God is not a man, that He should lie, nor a son of man, that He should repent. Has He said, and will He not do? Or has He spoken, and will He not make it good?”—Numbers 23:19
God’s every promise is true, and through the mighty Blood of Yeshua—Jesus—we have access to them all. Yet, what are these promises… is anything expected of us… and what do they mean for us?
Our God Will Meet Our Needs
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”—Philippians 4:19
Every person on earth has needs. Sometimes they are as obvious as food, water, shelter, and clothes. While at other times they are unique, or not even visible to the eye. And yet, no matter what those needs might be, God knows them and is ready to supply them.
“Therefore I say to you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink; nor about your body, what you will put on… Look at the birds of the air, for they neither sow nor reap nor gather into barns; yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not of more value than they?…
“So why do you worry about clothing? Consider the lilies of the field, how they grow: they neither toil nor spin; and yet I say to you that even Solomon in all his glory was not arrayed like one of these. Now if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is, and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will He not much more clothe you…
“Therefore do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ …your heavenly Father knows that you need all these things. But seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added to you.”—Matthew 6:25-26, 28-33
Still, there is a difference between our ‘wants’ and our needs. God does not always supply everything that we want. Not because he does not possess enough power or love to provide all our wants, but because he is wise enough and loves us enough to know when to say no…
One of the roles that God fills for us is that of Father. But not just any father. One who is perfect, patient, and abounding in love for us! Because of this role there are times when God, like any good and loving parent, says no. He is not making a mistake when He says no. He is not being mean. He is keeping us on the straight and narrow path that leads to His perfect will and plan.
“Do not fear, little flock, for it is your Father’s good pleasure to give you the kingdom.”—Luke 12:32
A ‘no’ answer from God is good, because it means that He has something better in store. But, that does not mean that answering differently is bad. Sometimes He says yes… and that means that we are following His path for us.
Our Father desires to give us good things. He desires to bless us. And not only with those things we need, but also with many things we want. Our preferred timing may not always align with His, and just like any child, we do not always enjoy being told to wait—or that we cannot have something. But everything that God has in store for us is worth the wait!
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”—Jeremiah 29:11
Through God we never have need. We can always receive exactly what we need, and in our Father’s perfect timing! But we need to have faith. We need to not worry or doubt His goodness. We need to jump in to the deep end of His plans for us, knowing that where He leads, He provides!
God’s love and plans for us are beyond what we could ever envision. His capability to supply all our needs is without end. The time to trust without limit has arrived. The question is, are we ready to accept not only our needs, but those things we have never even dreamed of?
“I would have lost heart, unless I had believed that I would see the goodness of the Lord In the land of the living.”—Psalm 27:13
Accepting God’s Promises
“And when He had come into the house, the blind men came to Him. And Jesus said to them, ‘Do you believe that I am able to do this?’ They said to Him, ‘Yes, Lord.’”—Matthew 9:28
No matter which of God’s promises we are standing on, it is important that we not only believe, but accept each one. Not because they will be forever out of reach if we fail to properly believe and receive them, but because God does nothing against our will.
“O Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the one who kills the prophets and stones those who are sent to her! How often I wanted to gather your children together, as a hen gathers her chicks under her wings, but you were not willing!”—Matthew 23:37 (emphasis added)
Our Father created each promise intentionally, knowing we need them…
A single promise of God holds more power than we can ever understand, yet, the power that comes when we accept one on top of another, on top of another… that changes our nature. For the better. Shaping us into His image! Preparing us for Kingdom purpose!
It is time to activate and believe God’s promises. To accept them and give them a place to reside…
“Therefore I say to you, whatever things you ask when you pray, believe that you receive them, and you will have them.”—Mark 11:24
We have to open ourselves. To desire God’s promises if they are to flourish.
Yes, God will never leave or forsake us, even if we forsake Him (see Hebrews 13:5), but do we honestly expect our Father to move in power if we say, “no”? By opening our hearts, changing our habits and patterns to create an atmosphere for Him… seeking Him and His Kingdom first… we can say, “yes!”
“… Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be Your name.
Your kingdom come.
Your will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread.
And forgive us our debts,
as we forgive our debtors.
And do not lead us into temptation,
but deliver us from the evil one.
For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen.”