Devotional: Our Great Provider

Matthew 6:26
Behold the fowls of the air: for they sow not, neither do they reap, nor gather into barns; yet your Heavenly Father feedeth them. Are ye not much better than they?

Outside it is a balmy 47* and drizzling. I am piled up on the couch under 2 covers with the heat turned up to 68. A candle is sitting atop a warmer, fills the room with a scent of mocha coffee. Only the little bit of sun remaining lights the den, through semi-closed blinds and a large picture window.

Today, a friend and I were discussing the soup kitchen she serves at once a month. I can’t help but think about those people as I am here, full, stretched out in warmth and comfort. I only consider them for a short while unfortunately; then a commercial ends, the phone rings or someone texts me and I go about my own business.

Our God is One of tremendous provision. I am ever-thankful for being here where I am at this moment. The question I must ask myself, the one I really doubt I would want to hear my own answer to, is “How content and appreciative would I be if I were on the receiving end of that food line, wondering where I was going to rest my head tonight?”

Am I as grateful for my situation as those people are for a meal most of them had to walk from various distances to get? Many of them do not have a home, much less a car.

A while back, I would have thought, “Well, where is THEIR walk with Christ?” “Oh no you didn’t,” you may think! Yes, at a point, I would have equated their lot in life to their relationship to the Savior! I repent of that! But by the grace of God go I! How many of His children have less than “ideal” situations? Do all obedient sons and daughters of the Most High enjoy a double-blanket, warm house, candle warmer day?

So, in the comfort of God’s home, where He allows us to live, the convenience of just getting up and walking to the fridge or pantry, filled with good things to eat, let’s pause thank our Great Provider and pray for those who do not share the privileges we do.

Prayer
Great and Mighty Provider
We do not know why You allow some to have an abundance
Yet others struggle

We do know that You are perfect
As are Your ways

Help us to see Your work in all circumstances
Let us not dwell on areas
Where the enemy tries to convince us we are lacking
Jehovah, You PROVIDE
Let us never doubt
Please keep us amazed, Lord God

Please bring glory to Your Name in what You have given
AND
What You have determined by Your Divine Providence
We do not need

We trust You, Father
Let our hearts find hope, peace and faith in You

The plants, animals, birds of the air
Your fabulous creation has no worries that You will provide
Let us learn and trust You likewise.

In the Name of Jesus
Amen

Song

“His Eye Is On The Sparrow”

About voicevessel bwc

First, and most importantly, I love Jesus Christ and I trust in Him as my Lord and Savior. I was raised in a Christian home by a godly dad and mom (who planned and had me in July before turning 42 in August), and 5 older siblings. My father passed away when I was 7 and my mother (who went to be with the Lord in 2005 at 81) never remarried. As a child, I was bullied at school, so I did not have many friends. I didn't want to tell my mom this because I knew she had enough worry being a widow at 50. I know what it is like to be lonely. As an adult, God showed me the value of His Friendship and has blessed me, too, with rich relationships with dear friends who also love the Lord. My husband and I (married 31 years as of 2020), have three wonderful, adult children and son-in-law as well as three darling grandchildren. Along with many others, my husband lost his job, but we refuse to be fearful or angry. The Lord has provided for us and we are so thankful for the opportunity to express gratitude through personal contact and occasional memories I share through writing. I believe the Lord has given me a venue to engage with others and a means to share His Word. Thank you for checking out my page. I hope you enjoy what you read. If there is anything positive or insightful in the devotionals (NOT CALLING MY WRITING "INSPIRED" by any means!), I give all credit and glory to Jesus Christ! On the other side of that, when something makes no sense, that's all me
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