Our heavenly Father loves us very much, and wants to fulfill all of our needs. Think about it – He gave His only Son’s life for us. That is a huge price that has already been paid for us. Of course He wants to give us all the other good things as well!
Romans 8:32 (WEBBE): 32He who didn’t spare his own Son, but delivered him up for us all, how would he not also with him freely give us all things?
God takes care of every single sparrow, for which He didn’t have to pay such a high price. So surely He will take care of us too.
Matthew 10:29-33 (WEBBE): 29“Aren’t two sparrows sold for an assarion coin? Not one of them falls on the ground apart from your Father’s will, 30but the very hairs of your head are all numbered. 31Therefore don’t be afraid. You are of more value than many sparrows.
Paul writes to the Philippians that God will supply every need.
Philippians 4:19 (WEBBE): 19My God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
Why then is our reality too often very different from this promise? The promise is and remains true, to this very day. It is our focus that is wrong. We try so very hard to make it all happen by our own efforts.
Jesus explains that God’s Kingdom should be our first priority.
Matthew 6:33-34 (WEBBE): 33But seek first God’s Kingdom, and his righteousness; and all these things will be given to you as well. 34Therefore don’t be anxious for tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Each day’s own evil is sufficient.
We should focus above all things on living in close relationship with God. He is tremendously generous with His blessings, but He will not force them on us if we choose to limit Him to Sunday morning in church. So we should choose to walk with God every step of the way, and seek first His Kingdom. Then all good things will naturally flow out of that relationship!