Does God really meet all our NEEDS?

Does God really provide for our true needs?

I just took a position as the Community Liaison for my church. It is a perfect fit as I have been through a wide variety of difficult life situations that those struggling in our community are faced with. I relate.

While working on a needs assessment template this morning a thought crossed my mind:

What do the verses in the Bible, about God providing, sound like to those who struggle to get their daily needs met? Here are some of them…

2 Corinthians 9:8 New Living Translation (NLT)

And God will generously provide all you need. Then you will always have everything you need and plenty left over to share with others.

Luke 12:22-34 New Living Translation (NLT)

22 Then, turning to his disciples, Jesus said, “That is why I tell you not to worry about everyday life—whether you have enough food to eat or enough clothes to wear. 23 For life is more than food, and your body more than clothing. 24 Look at the ravens. They don’t plant or harvest or store food in barns, for God feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than any birds! 25 Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? 26 And if worry can’t accomplish a little thing like that, what’s the use of worrying over bigger things?

27 “Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. 28 And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

29 “And don’t be concerned about what to eat and what to drink. Don’t worry about such things. 30 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers all over the world, but your Father already knows your needs. 31 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and he will give you everything you need.

32 “So don’t be afraid, little flock. For it gives your Father great happiness to give you the Kingdom.

33 “Sell your possessions and give to those in need. This will store up treasure for you in heaven! And the purses of heaven never get old or develop holes. Your treasure will be safe; no thief can steal it and no moth can destroy it. 34 Wherever your treasure is, there the desires of your heart will also be.

Matthew 6:30-34 New Living Translation (NLT)

30 And if God cares so wonderfully for wildflowers that are here today and thrown into the fire tomorrow, he will certainly care for you. Why do you have so little faith?

31 “So don’t worry about these things, saying, ‘What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?’ 32 These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. 33 Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

34 “So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today.

There are more but you get the idea.

So what do you think?
The Bible says that God will provide for all our NEEDS. Yet, so many do not have that kind of stability. How do you, personally, make sense of it all?

I currently live well below the poverty line in the United States. That still makes me rich compared to other countries. I understand this and it helps me be grateful for all I do have. I have been homeless and I have had to get food from soup kitchens and food banks or go without. I have my own theology on this.

But I want to know your take on it… when there are a multitude of people struggling to just get 1 meal everyday…let alone stable housing beyond a 30 day shelter or tent by the railroad tracks.

Please share your thoughts and opinions regardless of your spiritual beliefs.

Until Next Time~
Blessings, Kate


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  1. Good verses, and inspiring. I also think that God sees past the physical needs that we have. Because we are also spiritual beings, God provided a need for us that we didn’t even know we needed! When you experience new life through Christ, you begin to see how thirsty we really are for spiritual nourishment. Even Jesus was rejuvenated after ministering to the woman at the well in John 4, even though he had no physical food and had travelled for an estimated 7 hour desert journey. Although we tend to look at what we have in the natural, I believe that it’s also important to remember WHO we have, and that even if we are without, we are still truly rich in Christ. By the way, it’s also important that we feed and clothe our fellow brothers and sisters, I just wanted to add a different perspective. Blessings!

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    1. Yes…as Christians we are called (over and over in the Bible) to take care of the needy. As I’m sure you remember the verse where we are admonished to sell our possessions to take care of those in need.

      Thank you for your comments and considerations.

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  2. I’ve battled this with God time and again over the past few years. What does He define as a need versus what I define as a need. I always have gas in my car, I always have food to eat, and I always have clothes to wear. Those are what He mentions in Bible.

    Last year at Christmas as friend emailed me and said God put me on her mind. She asked me for my info so she could send me money to my bank account. The amount was exactly what I needed to pay bills.

    Like you, I’ve been homeless and know what it’s like to go without. It isn’t good. But during that time that I was without a home, He always provided a place to stay for the night. I’ve only slept out under the stars a handful of times and each time I chose to because the option was safer.

    I guess I see it as our understanding is so different from His. We [can be prone to] look at people who are having all kinds of success and yet live lives contrary to God’s commands and wonder how or why that’s okay with God. Maybe God knows that is how He can reach them best? We don’t know. His ways aren’t our ways.

    I just ask Him each day to help me get back to when I was living a life that I loved financially as well as in other ways so I can be a blessing to others but also realize I needed the lessons on the bottom each time I’ve reached it. I learn and then ask Him – okay after three and a half years I’m begging at this point – to show me what it will take to be back in a better financial position. It’s the only area of my life I’m not satisfied with.

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    1. Our understanding may be different…true. I know God has always opened doors for me. I see God open doors for our community members. Sometimes they take Him up on it. Sometimes they choose not to for whatever reason.
      I tell God often: Ok I’ve seen and lived on this side of life…Now can I I’ve as the other half do so I can see what that is like LOL

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      1. Lol I have seen both and I like the other side much better! Not thrilled with this side. Could do so much more on the other side. But I do appreciate the people I’m meeting on this side. It’s nice to know people like you for you versus what you can do for them. And both sides have the same issues… just people with money can get good treatment more easily. My advocacy since being on this side is more knowledgeable and deep because what I saw as a kid didn’t have the education and understanding behind it. Now I have a 360 view and it’s sad how much more people with money have access to over those without. But also that the programs available to those without aren’t widely broadcast and utilized.

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