His provision for you

Colossians 1:15-20, ” The Son is the image of the invisible God, the firstborn over all creation. 16 For in him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things have been created through him and for him. 17 He is before all things, and in him all things hold together. 18 And he is the head of the body, the church; he is the beginning and the firstborn from among the dead, so that in everything he might have the supremacy. 19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether things on earth or things in heaven, by making peace through his blood, shed on the cross.”

Years ago I came across a devotion written by a pastor living and working in Africa. The area in which he served was struggling from drought. Since cattle were the mainstay of this region, the villages were in despair over the lack of rain. Dead carcasses lined the dirt roadways from animals who could not survive the conditions. The title of his devotion was simply Who sustains you? It went on to describe the dependency we have on God, some of us totally unaware of it and some of us very much aware. God controls the skies and when the clouds do not form and bring us rain, everything suffers.

All of God’s creations from human beings, wild animals, domestic animals, pets, and birds,  to trees, plants, and grass – depend on God to provide for them. Without Him, none would survive; yet, how many people go about life choosing not to acknowledge the truth of who sustains them?

You may be in a drought in your life right now: financially, emotionally, physically. You may feel God has taken His hand off of you, forgotten you, left you to die; but the God who sustains all creation, will sustain you. The God who led you in, will lead you out. God is still God, even when the rains do not come.

Today, thank Him for His provision for you. Believe that He is more than capable of giving you exactly what you need, when you need it.


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