God made it very clear that if we turn to Him first, He will take care of all our needs and desires. He made promises to us:
- The Lord says, “I will rescue those who love me. I will protect those who trust in my name. (Psalm 91:14)
- But for you who fear my name, the Sun of Righteousness will rise with healing in his wings. And you will go free, leaping with joy like calves let out to pasture. (Malachi 4:2)
- And this same God who takes care of me will supply all your needs from his glorious riches, which have been given to us in Christ Jesus. (Phil 4:19)
- Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you your heart’s desires.(Psalm 37:4)
These are promises. He will do what He says, under condition. Will you delight in Him and seek Him first? Will you trust Him, despite how long it takes to answer?
There was a judge in a certain city . . . who neither feared God nor cared about people. A widow of that city came to him repeatedly, saying, ‘Give me justice in this dispute with my enemy.’ The judge ignored her for a while, but finally he said to himself, ‘I don’t fear God or care about people, but this woman is driving me crazy. I’m going to see that she gets justice, because she is wearing me out with her constant requests!’ (Luk 18 2-5)
God said to go to Him like that woman. Look at those promises like a door and knock until you see it open. And it will.
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