Need More?

How much do you think God gives you each day? Sometimes we may feel that we are on our own, that we must cover the difference between what God gives and the needs we have, but that is never the truth.

Solomon prayed much at the dedication of the new Temple in 1 Kings 8 and as he stood to bless the people at the end he said the following: “And may these words, which I have prayed before the Lord, be near to the Lord our God day and night that he may uphold the cause of his servant and the cause of his people Israel according to each day’s need…” 1Kings 8:59

“According to each day’s need,” he says. Solomon speaks a wise phrase that connects God to every day. He views God as present and active in each day’s events. He views Him not as an onlooker but as an invested partner intricately involved in resourcing the day.

There is not a day that passes that God’s gifts do not equal the days need. It may be the darkest of days when war has ravaged the land and thousands have died. Or, it may be the brightest of days when joy and success fill the streets. It may be the sad day where loss has covered you or it may be bright hope that you are reveling in. To either extreme, and to all in the middle, God provides exactly what is needed for that day.
And further, connect this to Ephesians 3:20 which states, “now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine.” God’s hand is not short, nor is His will weak that He cannot apply to each day what is necessary for that day whether it be comfort, courage, resource or direction and do even more than we ask for. If you believe this you will live a life of expanding faith and will always be able to have joy in the midst of trials. (James 1:2)


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