Christ longs to provide for every difficulty, and for all our needs. He is not just a partial provider. Whatever our need, He provides completely....if we allow it. He yearns for us to trust Him alone. To receive all that He has for me, I must empty myself of all my desires, my fears, my worries, my attempts, and my struggles. When I stop struggling to fix whatever is wrong and allow Him to have it, I can have the supernatural peace that only He supplies. (Philippians 4:6-7). Usually we don't realize that all of our useless human attempts to make things right only frustrate us more. We keep so much from our God. All He wishes is for us to let go of what we hold so tightly in order that we may receive from Him. If we hold back, we reveal fear of the future and lack of trust in His love. If we keep anything from Him, we do not trust Him completely.
His provision is our divine supply. A divine supply is exactly what it says it is. It is divine. It is holy. It is powerful. It is complete, and above anything we can humanly imagine. When we ask Him to help us, we must totally trust Him. If I genuinely cry out for His help, He will answer my prayer. Sometimes He must rip whatever I have placed my trust in away from me.... in order to save me. The pain of that separation from my human effort can be terribly difficult, but absolutely necessary for me to learn to trust Him. As I become more and more helpless in my attempts to save myself, I become more and more at His mercy. At His mercy is exactly where I need to be. That is where I find that His grace is more than sufficient for whatever is ahead. That is where I learn complete trust, and the ability to empty myself again and again so I many receive His unending supply.
“Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you” (Luke 6:38). Whatever I give away, I will receive more in return. If I give Him my fears, worries, my own efforts and struggles, I will receive His provision and His peace. If I give away all of myself, I will receive all the bounty He has for me. If I continually “empty this vessel”, He will faithfully fill it with Himself “running over and poured into my lap”. The faithful supply which He pours into my life, shall run over into the lives of others. In my giving everything to Him and sharing His supply with others, I will receive more and more. His divine supply will then be constant, and I will always be full.
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