Conntecting the Dots

God Provides

Is there something for which you need specific provision? Take heart! God can provide.

Gotta love the story in 2 Kings 3:16-18. Three kings had banded together to attack a neighboring king. Trouble was, their plans took them on a roundabout trip through the wilderness for a week, and they couldn’t find water for themselves or their animals during that time.  In despair, they contacted Elisha and asked for his insights on the situation. Here’s what he said:

“’This valley will be filled with pools of water. You will see neither wind nor rain,’ says the LORD, ‘but this valley will be filled with water. You will have plenty for yourselves and your cattle and other animals. But this is only a simple thing for the LORD, for he will make you victorious over the army of Moab.’”

God knew the kings’ need for water, and He was able to provide in ways that surpassed human understanding. Verse 20 says, “ The next day at about the time when the morning sacrifice was offered, water suddenly appeared!”

Exciting, eh?

Have you ever experienced God’s provision in a miraculous way? Our family has. Having lived as missionaries on faith support for 18 years, we’ve had plenty of opportunity. Like when a national postal strike kept our support cheques from arriving and I didn’t know how I’d buy food to feed our family and guests who planned to visit one Sunday afternoon.

What happened? When those guests showed up, they brought several bags of groceries because, they said, they felt they should that. They had no clue beforehand of how tight our finances were due to the strike. A situation that looked impossible for us was a simple fix for the Lord.

God provides in creative ways.

Every time I’m tempted to stress over a lack of some sort or other, I remember that God knows my needs. I then express my concerns to Him, thank Him in advance for provision, and then watch with expectancy to how He answers. The creativity with which He provides never ceases to amaze me.

That’s only one example. I could go on and on. But I’d love to hear your stories. How has God provided for you when the situation seemed impossible?

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