God’s presence gives us assurance as we face an unknown future, a new responsibility, a situation of abundance, or a moment of fear. But God’s presence also assures us during times of need—as the writer to the Hebrews reminded his readers by quoting a classic verse from the Old Testament.
Hebrews appears to have been written to Jews who had put their faith in Christ but were tempted to revert to life under the law and temple worship. Perhaps, given the persecution of first-century Christians, their material resources had become limited and they had begun to covet the possessions of others. In Hebrews 13:5, the author of Hebrews warned his readers against covetousness, to be content with what they had. Why? Because God has promised, “I will never leave you nor forsake you.” Why would we covet something material when we know the God of all creation?
If you have a need today, tell God what it is. He has promised to meet our needs (Philippians 4:19) and to give us peace as we await His provision (Philippians 4:6-7).
God’s purposes always have God’s provision.
~ John Blanchard