As a young boy, I discovered God was a God who satisfies.
When I was eight, my father left his well-paying job to start his own business. Because of this, my family endured a lot of financial hardship. We couldn’t enjoy the things we once did, such as vacations or eating out. We no longer bought new clothes or had snacks in the pantry. Even as a kid, I could feel the crushing stress my parents went through because of our tight finances.
Through this experience, I remember my mother often praying, “Lord, remember Your promises and provide for us.” The Lord was faithful to His Word and provided for us during these years. And He didn’t just give the bare minimum but substantially satisfied our needs.
Every time I read the story of Jesus feeding the five thousand, the phrase “they all ate and were satisfied” sticks out. The people were starving and looked to Jesus to give them food. Not only did Jesus provide them with food, but He also gave them enough to satisfy them—so much so that food was left over.
That is the type of God we serve—one who faithfully satisfies what we require to live. God loves to provide for us and wants us to depend on Him. It can be challenging to trust God when everything around us crumbles, and it seems as if all hope is lost. But our God has promised to satisfy our needs and care for us. We are His children, and He is our good and loving Father.
Reflect on your life and note the areas where you need to depend on God to satisfy and provide—financially, emotionally, physically, and spiritually. Remind yourself to trust in God to provide because He is a loving Father who loves to care for His children.
How can you change your mindset to better depend on God?
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