If you are like me, whenever I have read this verse (Phil. 4:19), I have always kind of assumed that it meant my PHYSICAL needs — whatever they might be. However, something happened in the life of a friend of mine this week that got me to thinking differently about it.
My friend had just, a few days before, had a long, lovely talk with her brother. Once again, that was no “accident.” God was preparing her with precious memories of that last earthly conversation until she sees her brother again in glory and they can pick up where they left off.
Upon returning home from her brother’s services, my friend received a lovely sympathy card and note from someone whom she had no reason to expect to hear from at all, much less in such a loving manner.
Call them “accidents,” or “surprises” or even “random acts of kindness,” they are all expressions of God meeting her needs. Not her physical needs this time, but her spiritual and emotional needs. He carefully planned every detail surrounding this tragedy in her life and surrounded her with people to meet her emotional needs. Arms to hug her, shoulders to cry on, words of comfort to bring her peace – all orchestrated by her loving Father who knew what she would need and when she would need it.
My God, thank you for meeting every need we have ever had, or will ever have in the future, according to your riches in glory by Christ Jesus.
Written by Lynn Randall: Lynn is the Director of Human Resources at America’s KESWICK. She is active in her church and is a gifted planner and organizer. She has a real heart for people as evidenced by her care, concern and practical encouragement.