All your needs
Would you believe it if someone told you, “I can meet your every need”? What if that someone was your future spouse? your doctor? your boss?
Most of us have been around long enough to realize that such a claim has more holes than a slice of Swiss cheese. Nevertheless, someone has made that promise to us. That Someone doesn’t say he can meet all our needs. He says he will.
“And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19).
The apostle Paul wrote these words in prison. He lacked privacy. He lacked privileges. His death sentence loomed. How could he claim that God had met all his needs? Three simple words show the root of his conviction: In. Christ. Jesus.
Perhaps Paul’s situation resonates with you. Perhaps you feel imprisoned by your own body, or barred by circumstances you can’t control. To you, too, God makes his daring promise. He will meet all your needs. Not by rooting around in his pocket lint, but according to the “riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” That’s no back pocket—that’s a bottomless barrel. Out of that barrel God draws a brimming ladle of forgiveness. Of salvation. Of resurrection comfort. Of ascension power. Out of that barrel, who is Christ, God scoops a rich helping of patience, trust, hope, and contentment . . . and then says, “Dear one, there’s more where that came from!”
Enough forall your needs.
Why can’t they just stop?
Why can’t you just stop drinking? Why don’t you stop getting high? We’re broke because of your gambling! Can’t you see what you’re doing to me and how you’re destroying our family? Why don’t you stop, and why don’t you care?!
If these questions sound familiar, then this book is for you.
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