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Daily Devotion: God Will Supply Your Needs

Is there something your heart desires today? Trust the Lord to provide everything you need in Jesus.

By Gwen Ford Faulkenberry, Ozark Mountains, Arkansas

But my God shall supply all your needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19

When I was pregnant with Stella, we decided to turn our playroom into a bedroom for Adelaide and her new baby sister to share. Adelaide and I had fun browsing catalogs and searching the Internet for ideas. In time, the room was pretty much transformed according to her specifications.

She got a new bedspread, pink with roses, and a bedside table with matching lamp. A wonderful carpenter built lots of new cabinetry that would become her closet, dresser, and bookshelf. The only problem when he delivered and set it was that the white cabinets looked bare.

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She needed some knobs and drawer-pulls. Adelaide found some pink crystal butterflies from Pottery Barn Kids that were adorable, perfect, and way out of my budget.

I explained we just couldn’t get those right now. We had to save money for the new baby. She was angelically good about this, which made me want to get them for her even more, but I just didn’t feel I could. We both decided to be content without them.

About a week later, I got a writing assignment I was not expecting. Guess what it paid? The exact amount of the butterflies. I told Adelaide we could get them now, that I believed God had provided the money.

When she opened the box and examined the butterflies, she squealed as though they were pink diamonds. She clutched me around the neck, and I expected her to say, “Thank you, Mommy!” But her thoughts went in a different direction.

“That was so sweet of God, wasn’t it Mommy? To get me these butterflies?” Now every time I pass that room, I’m reminded of His sweetness, and how He truly provides for our every need.

Faith step: Is there something your heart desires today? Trust the Lord to provide everything you need in Jesus.