Our True Provider

So many times there are things in our life that we think are too much for God.  We think that we have to fix them ourselves or figure out how to maneuver our way through life while dealing with these things.  That is just not true.  God wants nothing more than to be a part of every aspect of our lives both big and small.  When we think about God as our provider, we typically think about Him providing financially and I know just as well as you do, that He does that in abundance for every person who gives Him the opportunity.  But how else can we let God provide for us?

As I began praying my way through this topic, I remembered the story in the gospels about the woman with the issue of blood.  This woman had been suffering for twelve years from constant bleeding.  The story tells us that she had spent every penny she had on seeing specialists and no one could find a cure.  She had one last resort.  She needed to find Jesus. Luke 8:44 it tells us “she touched the fringe of His robe. Immediately, the bleeding stopped.” Without even asking for anything or expressing her need, this woman was healed! I don’t know about you, but if I was her, I would have stopped right then and there and shouted or done a dance or something! She was healed!! But that’s not this woman’s story.  Jesus asked who touched Him and no one would own up to it, until she realized she could not hide.  When she fell in front of Him, she explained to Him how she had only touched His robe and that she was immediately healed and He responded “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” Can you imagine?
 
What if we approached our issues with this mindset? What if we were confident that just one touch from Jesus would be exactly what we need? What if we knew without any doubts that one encounter with Him would be the way to heal our hearts? We would probably live life a little differently.  So as you remember God as a provider, I think it is so important to remember that he provides more than just money. He provides safety and security. He provides adventure and freedom.  He provides healing that is complete and full. Many times it seems like our last resort, but maybe we should start to see Jesus as our initial instinct. Just to touch Him.

There is a song that so beautifully paints the picture of this story.  My favorite lines are part of a verse and the chorus.  It is so simple and so sweet. It says:

Well I'm desperate 'cause it's never or it's now
If I could just touch the hem of His garment
I know I'd be made whole
If I could just press my way through this madness
His love would heal my soul
(One Touch: Nicole C Mullens)

I pray today, we can see Jesus as the only true provider of this beautiful life that we get to live.  That we see Him in a way that highlights His glory and wonder. Because of this we would long daily for Him to provide everything that we need both big and small.

Author | Morgan Attebery

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