God Meets Your Needs
By Rick Warren
“If you . . . know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” Matthew 7:11 (NIV)
God made everything. Everything you see and everything you can’t see. Everything on Earth and in the universe beyond. God is the source of every good thing. And you can depend on him.
As you depend on God to be your source for everything, remember four truths.
Every good thing is a gift from God. You didn’t earn anything. It’s all a gift of God’s grace. If God didn’t want to give it, you wouldn’t have it.
The Bible says, “Every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17 NIV). That’s why the third phrase of the Lord’s Prayer starts with the word “give”—“Give us this day our daily bread” (Matthew 6:11 ESV). Why? Because you can’t earn the things God gives you—they’re gifts from him.
There’s nothing you need that God can’t provide. You don’t know what you’ll need tomorrow or the rest of this year. But whatever it is, God has the power to supply it.
The Bible says in Philippians 4:19: “My God will supply your every need according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus” (NET). “Glorious riches” means God is lavish with what he provides. He has unlimited resources.
God wants to give you everything you need. Matthew 7:11 says, “If you . . . know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will your Father in heaven give good gifts to those who ask him!” (NIV) It makes God happy to meet your every need.
God is waiting on you. If you have needs in your life that aren’t being met, it may be that God is waiting on you to ask! The problem isn’t that God doesn’t want to meet your need; the problem could be that you haven’t asked him to. James 4:2 says, “You do not have because you do not ask God” (NIV).
What or who have you been counting on to meet your needs? If it’s anything other than God, turn that around today. Trust God to be your source for everything.
For more Daily Hope with Rick Warren, please visit pastorrick.com!
God has an adventure for you—and every day is an invitation to say ‘yes’ to his plans.
We want to help you hear from him, follow his lead, and see his hand at work in your life with the brand-new Daily Hope Prayer Journal—our way to say thanks for your gift below.
This soft, vegan leather prayer journal features . . .
• Beautifully designed pages filled with stunning artwork
• Inspiring Bible verses to encourage you each day
• Special sections to help you keep track of your prayers
Request your Daily Hope Prayer Journal when you give a gift to help take the hope found only in Jesus to people around the world. We pray this journal helps you step into the adventure God has waiting for you!
*The USA IRS code permits you to deduct the amount of your financial gift to Daily Hope that exceeds the fair market value of materials you received from Daily Hope.
This devotional © 2018 by Rick Warren. All rights reserved. Used by permission.
You can listen to Rick Warren on OnePlace.com.