“All I have needed, Thy hand has provided”.
It’s a line from a favorite hymn of so many people. I found myself listening to it in the car one night last week, feeling particularly blessed and happy and tempted to sing it at the top of my lungs. It was just one of those nights.
And then I found myself wondering if it was really true.
It’s easy to sing songs like that at the top of your lungs when you are feeling particularly blessed and happy. But what happens when you don’t feel like God provided what you needed? What happens when you know you needed_______________, and God “didn’t come through”?
And then I realized something. There is a big difference between “all I have needed”, and “all I have thought I needed”. There’s a big difference between my perceived needs, and what God knows I need.
God has always come through. Even in the disappointments and the frustrations and seemingly unanswered prayers, He has provided exactly what I needed. He has provided what HE knew I needed.
And that makes me feel particularly blessed and happy. I may just break out into song.
And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
For the LORD God is a sun and shield; The LORD will give grace and glory; No good thing will He withhold From those who walk uprightly. Psalm 84:11
But seek the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added to you. Luke 12:31