I check the balance and take a deep breath. There isn’t much. Will there be enough?
Needs pop up as brand new texts. They ask for prayers and help if we have it.
This ministry is small, but it means something. A little support is more than none at all.
So we send it.
Each month, we send what we have and trust God to give us more.
Or at least I try to.
I know he has more than we need and that he’s never failed to provide it.
But I look to the future and wonder how we’ll manage, how we’ll make it happen, how we’ll get things done.
And I forget that we don’t have to.
The God who gives the vision supplies everything we need to see it come to life.
I don’t have to worry he’ll run out of resources.
I needn’t fear we’ll somehow fall short.
I can follow in faith because He does not ration grace.
He always has more than enough.
5 Verses that Remind us God has Enough to Meet Our Needs
Don’t take my word for it though! God’s word makes it clear that God has enough to supply all our needs. Here are some of my favorite verses about the fact that God provides:
Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.”
Matthew 6:31-33 – “Do do not worry, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ For the pagans run after all these things, and your heavenly Father knows that you need them. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”
Matthew 7:9-11 – “Which of you, if your son asks for bread, will give him a stone? Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a snake? If you, then, though you are evil, 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?”
Ephesians 3:20-21 – “Now to him who is able to do immeasuarably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be the glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.”
Romans 8:32 – “He who did not spare his own Son, but gave him up for us all – how will he not also, along with him, graciously give us all things?”
I’d love to hear from you about how you move forward in faith that God will provide for your needs. Are there any other verses that encourage you to have faith?
I love this week’s Five Minute Friday prompt because it speaks directly to the thoughts in my head and the things in my heart. Merchant Ship Ministries, which we founded in 2011, is about to begin a special campaign to raise the funds we’ll need this year to provide a spiritual retreat for the young girls at our partner ministry Njoo Dada Rescue Home in Kenya. We’ll also be hosting a night of worship and fellowship and Bible teaching for women here in Mississippi, as well as continuing our monthly support of Njoo Dada. I hope you’ll pray about joining us in ministry through prayer and support. You can donate online at MerchantShipMinistries.org. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions! I’ll be sharing a few things like items handmade by ladies we work with in Kenya here soon, too! If you need some graduation or Mother’s Day gifts this spring, we can fix you up!
We’re in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Kenya to minister to the young women and the children so pray for us! It would mean the world to me.
Barbie Swihart says
Thank you for visiting my blog! I will be keeping your ministry in my prayers. This post resonated so much with me. We’ve had a rocky few years with unemployment, and now my husband is disabled. We are barely making it and soon we will have to pay $500-600 a month just for his medical premiums. It get’s scary at times, so the verses you shared remind me that God is in control and that He will provide. Blessings!
Barbie, forgive me for responding so slowly! Thank you for your comment. I am praying for you and your husband! I can’t imagine how much stress you must be under, but I believe God will provide everything you need for life and godliness, according to his riches in Christ. Blessings to you today!
Andrew Budek-Schmeisser says
Love this post, Charlie, and the Scriptures are perfect.
For some reason it brought me back to a place a long way from here, where I’d taken shelter in a concrete culvert from some people who REALLY didn’t like me. As their bullets chipped away the edge (but they couldn’t touch ME until they brought up a mortar) I had a feeling of overwhelming contentment…this was ENOUGH. (They kept their distance because I had an UGL which, though used sparingly, made them a bit cautious.)
I might not survive the day, but that moment felt so warm and ‘sufficient’.
#1 at FMF this week.
Wow, Andrew! What a story of faith and of God’s presence at all times. Thank you so much for sharing it with me!