Our Needs From His Riches

An architect designed a cluster of office buildings around a central green area. After they were built he called a landscape architect and asked him to plant grass in the area among the buildings.
Puzzled, the landscape architect asked, “But where do you want me to allow space for the walks?”
“Don’t worry about that. Just plant the grass,” said the architect.
A few months later the buildings were filled with occupants. As the people went from one building to another they made pathways in the grass. The architect then decided it was time for the walkways.
“Do you see those paths created by the people?” he asked the landscape architect.
“Yes,” came the reply.
“That is where I want you to place the walks,” said the architect. “It was important for me to see the needs of the people going from one building to another before we located the walks.”
That’s the way our Lord works. When we have a need, He is ready to respond to us from His riches.
When we are afraid, He will increase our faith. When we grieve, He will give us His unending grace. When we are overcome with the world’s problems, He will give us His peace. His riches will match our needs and the paths we walk.
Prayer: Help us, Lord, to trust You completely for all that we need. We have the promise of Your Word that if we ask, You can and will meet our every need. In Jesus’ Name, Amen.
Scripture for Today: Philippians 4:19 And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.

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