Bad News To Good News
“No weapon that is formed against thee shall prosper; and every tongue that shall rise against thee in judgment thou shalt condemn. This is the heritage of the servants of the Lord, and their righteousness is of me, saith the Lord.” Isaiah. 54:17
“But my God shall supply all your need according to his riches in glory by Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:19
Just when you think you’re starting to get a little bit ahead of living from paycheck to paycheck, something comes along that you were not expecting to drain you of not only your small surplus but set you back on your heals.
Notwithstanding, by the grace of God you have enough to meet the need, but only barely, and because of the hit to your income you think you have no alternative but to lay aside the things your were planning to do to afford some enjoyment in the near term and take care of some necessities that have been pressing on you for awhile. Bummer!
It’s not the end of the world, just a temporary set back, but it comes with an avalanche of thoughts intended to discourage, confuse and drag you down with negativism and diminishing hope of ever being completely free of want and debt.
So, now you have a choice. You can either choose to follow that downward spiral of self-pity and disappointment all the way to depression, or you can choose to look unto Jesus the author and finisher of our faith and say, “My God shall supply all my need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.”
The resources of Heaven are always available to God’s sons and daughters. They are our Father’s storehouse and we are heirs, joint heirs [Romans 8:17] to all that He has given to Jesus Christ, His Son our Lord. Whatever we ask in the name of Jesus the Father will give us.
Now context is important in understanding all Scripture. When this passage in Philippians 4:19 was written it was in response to those who had given generously to meet the needs of the Apostle as he worked to proclaim the gospel throughout the region.
What he was telling them was that as they had been generous to give to the work of the Lord, to meet the needs of the saints, God would see to it that they would not lack anything in all that they needed and not just enough, not just barely getting by, but according to the immeasurable riches of Heaven, all that is encompassed in the glory of God. That glory is the full measure of all that makes up God’s power, authority, presence, wisdom, wholeness and well being, creativity, splendor, majesty and wealth. All these are His riches in glory. And all these are available to meet the needs of His people when they pray, whatever their need.
So, if this is where you are today, if the enemy has come in like a flood, if your resources have been threatened or depleted and you are at the end of your daily bread or your storehouse is bare, there is more than enough available to meet your every need.
So, let’s pray and agree together for God to meet your need exceedingly abundantly above all that you could ask or think according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Father, God today some of us have received news that strains our ability to meet the need according to our resources alone. We’ve been caught by surprise just when we thought we were getting ahead and we believe that You desire for us to be more than abundantly supplied to meet every need. So we pray today in faith now that You will meet our need financially, physically, relationally, materially, socially, mentally and spiritually in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
We ask for favor with those whom You have brought into our lives to bless and to be blessed that we can be a blessing. We ask for the wisdom that comes from above to know what is good and profitable for Your kingdom to come on the earth. We ask You Father, to meet all our need now according to Your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Thank You, Father for Your great grace and mercy, for Your encouragement and peace. By faith now we believe we receive and we thank You for it. In the blessed and Holy name of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ of Nazareth we pray, Amen.