Scripture Reading: Philippians 4:19
Paul spoke to the Philippian church of the matter of need. He said, "I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content. I know both how to be abased, and I know how to abound: every where and in all things I am instructed both to be full and to be hungry, both to abound and to suffer need" (Philippians 4:11-12). It was only after this preliminary discourse that he assured the saints, "My God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus."
If we are left to judge for ourselves, we are inclined to confuse desires with needs. The promise is not that God will supply all our whimsical wishes but all our need. His power is limitless. He "is able to do exceeding abundantly above all that we ask or think" (Ephesians 3:20). However, it is HIS judgment that will determine how and when that power will be exercised in our behalf. He will provide our needs as He sees fit and in accordance with His will and purpose. "And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to His purpose" (Romans 8:28). If our hearts are in tune, our desire will be that He alone will define our needs and provide them only as He deems appropriate.
Even Paul had not the power of decision. Note his words to the Philippians: "I am in a strait betwixt two, having a desire to depart, and to be with Christ; which is far better: nevertheless to abide in the flesh is more needful for you" (Philippians 1:23-24).
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