Day 17

I Will Provide for You

from the Promises of God reading plan


Matthew 6:19-21, Matthew 6:25-34, Matthew 7:7-11, Philippians 4:10-20, Psalm 23:1-6, James 1:17

BY She Reads Truth

God will provide for you. This may seem like the easiest promise for God to fulfill, but for some of us it can be the most difficult to believe.

Since the beginning, God has been our Provider, giving us the air in our lungs and the food in our bellies (Genesis 1:29; 2:7). But with the first temptation, our relationship with God’s provision has changed. The serpent convinced Adam and Eve that God was holding out on us, that it might be better if we provided for ourselves (Genesis 3:4–5). And that lie has governed much of our behavior ever since. We may still want God’s gifts, but in our sin, we want them on our own terms.

When Jesus came, He modeled dependence on God, forsaking worry and the cares of this world for a life of contentment and abundance. He spoke truth to break the devil’s ancient lie, declaring that whatever we may build for ourselves on earth will crumble in the end; only that which is eternal—what is stored up in heaven—will last (Matthew 6:19–20). And He reminded people what had always been true: that “every good and perfect gift is from above” (James 1:17). God feeds the birds and clothes the flowers of the field, and we are much more valuable than these (Matthew 6:25–34). But greater than any gift from the Father’s hand is the Father Himself. As long as we have Him, we can have joy, for He is enough (Philippians 4:12–13).

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99 thoughts on "I Will Provide for You"

  1. Allison Sherwood says:

    It’s always such a good reminder that God is always giving us exactly what we need! The hard part is me remembering and believing it, haha.

  2. Ashley Cesare says:

    One of the things that stood out from today’s reading was “The serpent convinced Adam and Eve that God was holding out on us, that it might be better if we provided for ourselves (Genesis 3:4-5). And that lie has governed much of our behavior ever since.” How many times have I tried my hardest to do “damage control” on scenarios that I feared would happen (yes, many scenarios that the enemy spoke into my head.) I have tried to take control so many times to be left unfulfilled and even more anxious. Through this deviation and active focus on trusting our Lord, the ultimate Provider, I have found my rest in trusting in Him. Lord, help me to continue forsaking worry and the cares of this world, just as you did on Earth, and trusting fully in you. All of this, so I may live the content and abundant life you have planned for me. Jesus, I trust in you!

  3. Kristen Brock says:

    I needed this glimpse of hope today. Thank you for sharing your story of waiting in singleness and how God provided. ❤️

  4. Maiya K says:

    Love this Dawn…thank you!

  5. Claire Faith says:

    I can testify that God has never left me wanting, I have everything that I need. Thank you Jesus that you are so faithful to your promises!

  6. Amanda Stricker says:

    God will provide!!

  7. Qua Taylor says:

    Amen! This is exactly what I needed, as I’m going through some difficulties, and God provided me with the very reminder and words that I needed! I sought and I found. Thank God!

  8. Linda Yager says:

    DAWN, Thankyou for the reminder, I needed so much in this moment

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