I know that there have been times I have had needs that were not met from my point of view (as a man), I had prayed and asked God for certain things to happen which never did.
Talking about “meeting needs” in the scriptures; Apostle ones prayed that God will meet people’s needs as written in Phil4:19. Quite a popular verse.
“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Philippians 4:19 NKJV”.
In this present age, having a need or being in need is as a daily experience. We wake up with some, run into some, don’t know how we find ourselves in some etc. It has become a part of our lives that we can’t avoid but God, from the fall of man has always been in the business of meeting needs. He killed an animal to cover Adam and Eve, also indicating the Lamb that would come to meet the need of sin in the future; the Lamb of God which taketh away the sins of the world.
But in our walk as believers, I know that there have been times I have had needs that were not met from my point of view (as a man), I had prayed and asked God for certain things to happen which never did. I know I share similar view with a handful of people, if not all of us. So what could have gone wrong? If our God is a specialist at meeting needs how come we have times when it seems He didn’t meet them? Could it be that we asked amiss? What is the “need” from God’s point of view?
John 5, opens with the story of the man at the pool of Bethesda, and Jesus came and asked him if he wanted to get well, his response sounds like what we normally tell God as our need. His repose tells us what he believes is his need; I have no man to help me get to the pool. But is getting “having a man” or “getting the pool”.etc his real need? The answer is a big “NO”. Just like ourselves we pray and ask God for (example) a job, why? So I can pay my rent…why? So I can have a place to stay etc. So you are praying and asking for a job…meanwhile God wants to bless you with a magnificent place of your own, so you don’t need to pay rent and therefore need no job to get the rent money! So why don’t we always ask God for the real need to be met? We are sometimes short sighted.
Another example can be, someone one comes and says we need X amount of money urgently, why? For an operation for our child, the doctor has recommended that we do it. There is nothing wrong with this but if our prayer point or what we ask God is the money for the procedure then we might be asking amiss. Why? If we trust that God will or can provide the money what can’t we trust him to heal the child? what is the real need here? The money or health? We sometimes think it’s impossible for God to heal but it’s easier for him to provide the money; we limit God.
So Paul writes to them that God will supply all their needs(meet them at that very point irrespective of what it is or can ever be) according to God’s riches in glory(unlimited Supernatural source and supply for all things), through Christ Jesus(the perfect example of Him who met every need). Praise God forever.
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