Posted by: trbccoffeebreak | September 27, 2019

Trusting God’s Provision

“But whoever drinks of the water that I will give him will never be thirsty again. The water that I will give him will become in him a spring of water welling up to eternal life.” John 4:14 (ESV)

I watched them from my kitchen window. Birds searching through our grass for something to eat. So, I found some leftover bread and filled up our dry birdbath with a whole loaf. It was right within their reach or flight, but not where they expected to find it. My sweet feathered creatures were still searching on the ground not even glancing up. Incredible how some birds flew up to the edge expecting water and flew away leaving the bread as if I’d made a mistake. Eventually, they gave up and flew away – my bread crumbs still intact, overflowing – a filled basin.

A gentle whisper in my spirit asked, “How many times have I provided exactly what you need, but you’re still searching somewhere else?” Amazing how loud a whisper can be when we’re desperate to ignore it. Incredible how we try to drown out what God is patiently attempting to teach because we don’t want to see ourselves.

Too many times, our souls hunger for what we want. We continue searching for our ideal while dismissing God’s provision. Right within our reach, God is giving exactly what we need. Problem is, it doesn’t always look like what we envisioned. We’re convinced what we need is much better than what we see right before our eyes.

God will never force His children to receive what He has provided. He will never force feed us or demand that we accept what we really need. Instead, He lovingly gives us the freedom to choose to receive or fly away leaving sweet abundance and overflow behind. Let’s not miss the blessing.

“Sweet Jesus, You are our great provider – the One who promises to give us more than enough for all that we need – help us to trust in You completely.”

For His Glory

Janet Martin
TRBC Women’s Life

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