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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88 thoughts on "I Will Provide for You"

  1. Mica de la Horra says:

    I have to make a decision about my work… Everybody tells me what to do, but I really don’t have peace about it. I need to get an answer this Friday. This reading was just what I needed to remember God’s promises. I pray to do the right thing, and get His peace in this season ❤️

  2. Leslie Warnick says:

    Thank you Dawn!

  3. Anastasia McLeod says:

    Thank you Dawn for that insight! What a beautiful reminder!

  4. Rachel Thompson says:

    This promise feels so fake and a slap in the face in light of everything going on, I accept that sin destroys good but how can God promise to take care of those who follow him when I know for fact millions of earnest Christians go without…

    1. Margaret Terry says:

      Hi Rachel, I have struggled with this for a long time too, I was hoping in reading the comments to see a little clarification on that. But I saw your comment and it seemed to firm up something I have suspected about this for a while. While it’s true that God provides for our earthly needs, our spiritual needs far outweigh earthly needs since this is a temporary home. We don’t know what God is doing in the spirit with those who “go without” in the same way that some suffer physically in ways we cannot comprehend a loving God would allow. In this sin soaked world there are so many things that are not “supposed” to be, but ultimately for those who truly love God, His presence and promise of life with him for ever, is the true provision, even to the point of death, because that is when we enter into the true heaven where everything is perfect, unlike the imperfect world. I think it might be our perspective on what “providing” for us truly means, as hard as that is to figure out. I do agree though, it’s hard to settle into this promise when we see people whom we feel “aren’t” being provided for.

      1. Christina Mendez says:

        Excellent answer, Margaret! So true.

  5. Susan Crosby says:

    Wonderful reminder about not being anxious about anything in light of what’s been going on for months concerning the virus pandemic or as one well known bible teacher refers to it as a plague. The verse about do not be anxious for tomorrow is definitely a verse of comfort. When I feel like my faith is wavering I tell myself O ye of little faith and that verse jolts me back into the truth of God’s promises.

  6. Melissa Mcronney says:

    Amen…powerful

  7. Dawn Andreassen says:

    you are so welcome

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