Trust God’s Opinion
Scripture Reading: Matthew 6:25-33
Key Verse: Philippians 4:19
And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.
Did you know that one of God’s opinions is that His children do not have any unmet needs? Most of us want to argue with God on that opinion. We feel that there are many needs that we experience and God isn’t meeting them. Of course, one of the problems with this discussion is the definition of “need.” We are very good at making “wants” into “needs.” For example, God knows we need shelter, but we tend to make a bigger and newer home a need!
Here is one way to state God’s opinion in this area of need: “If I need, it, I’ll get it. If I don’t get it, I didn’t need it.” That statement helps us understand that God knows us better than we know ourselves. We must trust God on this, or we will push ahead without Him to meet our own “needs.” When that happens, we end up in debt and very disappointed with our lives.
This month has been about God using us. We take ourselves out of the game if we can’t learn to trust His opinions about our needs and wants! God knows your life. He understands your struggles. He cares about your hurts and He will meet you at every point of need, without fail! Humanly, It is difficult at times not to argue with God, debating about an issue that you are absolutely sure falls into the category of “need.” It is at this point that God needs us, as His children, to trust His opinion!
Father, I don’t always agree with your decisions while in this mortal body, but I will stretch my faith today and trust that you are right! In Jesus’ Name, amen.